Logan Temple (Utah)

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The Logan Temple Time Books reflect labor time spent on the construction of the Logan Temple in Logan, Utah from 1877 to 1884. Cache Valley farmers divided their time between farming and contributing labor at the temple block. Originally 127 time books were kept, each containing the number and names of laborers, their place of residence, wages, type of work performed and number of days worked. These titled notebooks include: Franklin Quarry (4 books); Green Canyon Quarry (11 books); Hyde Park Quarry (3 books); Lime Kiln (6 books); Saw Mill (24 books); Wood Camp (9 books); Temple Block (7 books). Other contributions in-kind were listed in various accounts contained in the temple ledger books, consisting of five volumes and covering the years 1877-86. Though the three time books held in Utah State University Special Collections and Archives are available for scholarly use, the remaining time books and ledgers held at the Historical Department Archives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah, are not accessible to scholars. A temple district in northern Utah had been organized under Brigham Young's direction and was comprised of Cache, Box Elder and Rich counties. The nine acre temple site was chosen by President Young and dedicated by the prayer of Orson Pratt on 17 May, 1877. Charles Ora Card, a sawmill operator, was appointed superintendent of construction on 21 May, 1877. The temple was dedicated on 17 May, 1884 by President John Taylor. Constructed from local materials, at completion, the temple measured 171 feet long, 95 feet wide, and 86 feet high at the square.

From the description of Logan Temple time books, 1877-1884. (Utah State University). WorldCat record id: 71228372

The Logan Temple Time Books reflect labor time spent on the construction of the Logan Temple in Logan, Utah from 1877 to 1884. Cache Valley farmers divided their time between farming and contributing labor at the temple block. Originally 127 time books were kept, each containing the number and names of laborers, their place of residence, wages, type of work performed and number of days worked. These titled notebooks included: Franklin Quarry (4 books); Green Canyon Quarry (11 books); Hyde Park Quarry (3 books); Lime Kiln (6 books); Saw Mill (24 books); Wood Camp (9 books); Temple Block (7 books). Other contributions in kind were listed in various accounts contained in the temple ledger books, consisting of five volumes covering the years 1877-1886. Though the three time books held in Utah State University Special Collections and Archives are available or scholarly use, the remaining time books and ledgers held at the Historical Department Archives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah, are not accessible to scholars.

A temple district in northern Utah had been organized under Brigham Young's direction and was comprised of Cache, Box Elder and Rich counties. The nine acre temple site was chosen by President Young and dedicated by the prayer of Orson Pratt on 17 May 1877. Charles Ora Card, a sawmill operator, was appointed superintendent of construction on 17 May 1884 by President John Taylor. Constructed from local materials, at completion the temple measured 171 feet long, 95 feet wide and 86 feet high at the square.

From the guide to the Logan Temple Time Books, 1877-1884, (Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn First baptism certificate for Helen Bullen, 1912 Nov. 26. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn James Quayle papers, 1852-1976 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Larkin, Melvin A. Financing the building of the Logan Temple / by Melvin A. Larkin. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn George Washington Thatcher family papers, 1872-1917 Utah State University. Special Collections and ArchivesManuscript Collection
creatorOf Logan Temple (Utah). Logan Temple time books, 1877-1884. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Thatcher, George Washington, 1840-1902. George Washington Thatcher family papers, 1872-1917. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Needham, S. E. (Sylvan Eugene), 1878-1956. Sylvan E. Needham, Sr. Photo Album, 1890-1960 (bulk 1920-1955). Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Garden Glass Slides, ca. 1900-1920. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Logan Temple Time Books, 1877-1884 Utah State University. Special Collections and ArchivesManuscript Collection
referencedIn Roskelley, Samuel, 1837-1914. Samuel Roskelley : papers and temple records, 1862-1962 (bulk 1862-1906). Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Everton, Walter M. Genealogical and temple news, 1941-1944. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Merrill, Marriner Wood, 1832-1906. Diary of Marriner Wood Merrill, 1886-1890. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Thomas, Heber H. (Heber Harris), 1862-1926,. Heber H. Thomas photograph of the Logan Temple, circa 1887. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Merrill, Marriner Wood, 1832-1906. Diary of Marriner Wood Merrill, 1886-1890. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Thompson, G. P. Free will offering to Logan Temple / 1884 Jan. 12. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Raymond C. Somers photograph collection, 1865-1993, 1890-1940 Utah State University. Special Collections and ArchivesPhotograph Collection
referencedIn Parkinson, W. C. Diary, 1877-1881. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Samuel Roskelley papers, 1877-1905 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Sylvan E. Needham, Sr. Photo Album, 1890-1960, 1920-1955 Utah State University. Special Collections and ArchivesPhotograph Collection
referencedIn Hunsaker, Dean. Logan Temple construction and renovation documents, 1877-[1979?]. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Ellsworth, S. George (Samuel George), 1916-. S. George Ellsworth papers, 1916-1997. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Book of revelations, 1882-1884 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Logan Temple : tour time one hour / the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Roskelley, Samuel, b. 1837. Papers, 1877-1905. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Logan temple record, 1880-1952. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn S. George Ellsworth papers, 1916-1997 Utah State University. Special Collections and ArchivesManuscript Collection
referencedIn Leishman, James A., 1829-1923. Autobiography [microform] (Typescript). Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Borgeson, Andrew, 1832-1902. Correspondence, 1883. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Olsen, Marie Fuhriman. Marie Fuhriman Olsen papers, 1970-2000. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Everton, Marion Knowles. History of the building of the Logan Temple. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Samuel Roskelley : papers and temple records, 1862-1962, 1862-1906 Utah State University. Special Collections and ArchivesManuscript Collection
referencedIn Logan Temple collection, 1877-1979 Utah State University. Special Collections and ArchivesManuscript Collection
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Borgeson, Andrew, 1832-1902. person
associatedWith Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. corporateBody
associatedWith Ellsworth, S. George (Samuel George), 1916- person
associatedWith Everton, Marion Knowles. person
associatedWith Everton, Walter M. person
associatedWith Hunsaker, Dean. person
associatedWith Larkin, Melvin A. person
associatedWith Leishman, James A., 1829-1923. person
associatedWith Merrill, Marriner Wood, 1832-1906. person
associatedWith Needham, S. E. (Sylvan Eugene), 1878-1956. person
associatedWith Needham, S. E. (Sylvan Eugene), 1910-1967 person
associatedWith Olsen, Marie Fuhriman. person
associatedWith Olsen, Nolan Porter. person
associatedWith Parkinson, W. C. person
associatedWith Quayle, James, 1831-1913 person
associatedWith Roskelley, Samuel, b. 1837 person
associatedWith Roskelley, Samuel, b. 1837. person
associatedWith Somers, Ray, 1917- person
associatedWith Taylor, John, 1808-1887 person
associatedWith Thatcher, George Washington, 1840-1902. person
associatedWith Thatcher, George Washington, 1868-1950 person
associatedWith Thomas, Heber H. (Heber Harris), 1862-1926, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Cache County (Utah)
Cache County (Utah)
Utah--Logan
Subject
Mormon Church--Utah--Logan--History--19th century
Mormon temples--Utah--Logan
Religion
Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Mormon temples
Mormon Church--History--19th century
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Active 1877

Active 1884

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