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Durham, Thomas, 1828-1909



  • Existence: 1828 - 1909

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas Durham autobiography and diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230349190]
Identifier: MSS 517
Scope and Contents Typewritten copy of an autobiography and diary. Durham wrote his autobiography in 1854 and started his diary the same year. The journal is sketchy in many places and has many gaps. Durham wrote about his youth in England, his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his mission in England, his spiritual manifestations, blessings, and his migration to Utah. He left Florence, Nebraska, on 23 Aug. 1856 and arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 30 Nov. 1856. He...
Dates: 1854-1871

Sketch of the life of Thomas Durham

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329960]
Identifier: MSS SC 3077
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm reproduction of a typed manuscript. The item is a biography of Thomas Durham. He lived in England, joined the Mormon Church in 1850, married Mary Morton in 1852, and migrated to Utah in 1856 with the Martin handcart company. He soon went to Parowan, Utah, where he led the local choir for 62 years. He married a second wife, Mary Mitchell, in 1860 and took a third wife, Carole Mortensen, in 1867. Durham made a living as a furniture maker. Alfred M. Durham...
Dates: 1936

Daniel Tyler papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 481

Visit of one of the three Nephites

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329952]
Identifier: MSS SC 3078
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm reproduction of a typed manuscript. The item is an account of Thomas Durham, his wife, Carol, and his son, Thomas Jr., when they were travelling from Payson, Utah, to Salt Lake City, Utah, to attend General Conference of the Mormon Church. They were camped on "this side" [south?] of the Provo River when "a man rode up on a beautiful b---- pony, with four white feet, all so clean. . . . As he rode up, he spoke to Brother Durham, asking his name. Then he told him...
Dates: 1930

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Biographies 2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 2
Diaries 2