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Edna Hope Gregory papers, 1907-1952


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Gregory, Edna
Title: Edna Hope Gregory papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1907-1952
Quantity: 6 diaries, 2 cm textual material, 15 photographic images (15 prints)
Abstract:This collection contains diaries related to Gregory's travel with her husband, Dr. Herbert E. Gregory of the US Geological Survey, regarding Mr. Gregory’s work field trips. The collection also contains correspondence between Mrs. Gregory and her husband, photographs, and an article written by Mrs. Gregory on Kanaka Ranch (aka. Iosepa), a settlement of Mormon Hawaiians in Utah.
Identification: MS-072
Language: Material in English
Repository: Museum of Northern Arizona
3101 N. Fort Valley Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-774-5211 ext. 256 or 269

Biographical Note

Edna Hope Gregory was the wife of Dr. Herbert E. Gregory of the US Geological Survey, and at one time director of the Bernice E. Bishop Museum in Honolulu. Dr. Gregory spent many years in the Colorado Plateau country, as his many USGS publications attest: Geology of the Navajo Country, Water Supply of Navajo Country, The San Juan Country, The Kaiparowits Region of Utah and Arizona, The Geology and Geography of the Zion Park Region, etc. Mrs. Gregory accompanied her husband on many field trips, and kept diaries of some of her trips.

Scope and Content

Collection contains 6 of Edna Hope Gregory’s diaries from the years between 1908 and 1936, one of which contains 9 photograph from August 1930 placed at the back of the diary. The collection also contains excerpts from correspondence written by Herbert E. Gregory to his wife from roughly the same period. Also included is an article written by Edna on Kanaka Ranch (aka. Iosepa), a settlement of Mormon Hawaiians in Utah. The article Iosepa, Hawaiian Experiment in Utah was published in Paradise of the Pacific in 1947. Gregory’s notes and correspondence regarding the publication are also present. Lastly, the collection contains six photographs and a map of Orderville Utah, a settlement which was a Mormon experiment at communal living.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection contains culturally sensitive material. Therefore, Gregory’s diary from April, 30, 1909 – August 28, 1909 has been restricted. Contact the Museum of Northern Arizona archivist for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Published and unpublished materials are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Related Material

The University of Utah has 5 albums of H.E. Gregory photos.

Controlled Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Gregory, Herbert E. (Herbert Ernest), 1869-1952

Geographic Name(s)
Iosepa (Utah)
Orderville (Utah)

Mormon cities and towns
Mormon pioneers

Genre Form(s)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edna Hope Gregory papers, MS-072 [Box Number]. Museum of Northern Arizona. Flagstaff, Arizona.

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated by Edna Hope Gregory between 1965 and 1968.

Processing Information

Processed in October of 2009


No further accruals are expected.

Container List

11-6 Diaries, 1908-1936
17 Herbert E. Gregory Correspondence, 1907-1937
18 Iosepa Correspondence, 1945-1946
19 Iosepa Notes, circa 1945-1952
110 Iosepa, Hawaiian Experiment in Utah, 1947
111 Orderville Photographs, undated