William McLachlan diary
L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: William McLachlan journal (MSS 7690, box 5, fd. 1). This journal is a single small notebook belonging to William McLachlan, father of Alice McLachlan Rich. The notebook is a calendar diary of 1888. Entries date from between September and December. It is part of the William Jacobson and Sandy Borbón Rich collection on the Ben E. and Alice M. Rich family.
William McLachlan was born May 30, 1840, in Scotland, to Gilbert McLachlan and Hannah Welsh Glencorse McLachlan. He married Caroline Filer in England in 1860, and they emigrated to Utah in 1863 in the John W. Woolley Company. They lost two children shortly before the company left Florence. William Gilbert McLachlan (born 24 August 1861) died 29 July 1863 and George Augustus McLachlan (born 10 February 1863) died 8 August 1863. He later married two additional wives, Margaret Naismith (1874) and Lucy Jerrold Hyder Evans (1886). He died December 3, 1916 in Salt Lake City, Utah.