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Orley Dwight Bliss autobiography and diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 615

Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography and diary. Account is retrospective until 1864, when Bliss writes short daily entries about his journey from Salt Lake City to Nebraska by ox team to help gather the poor to Utah. On the return trip to Utah, Bliss describes weather conditions, daily camping locations and mileage, encounters with Indian tribes, and more than twenty deaths from cholera. Bliss immigrated to Utah at age 8 and participated in the Utah War. Several pages of family genealogy are included at the end of the diary.

Dates

  • 1864-1865

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Microfilm copy is open without restriction. Access to original materials with permission from the supervisor of reference services. Typescript is open without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Autobiography and diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Mormon pioneer, farmer, and resident of southern Utah.

Extent

3 folders (0.3 linear ft.) : (Mss., typescript and photocopy)

Language

English

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of Orley Dwight Bliss autobiography and diary
Status
Completed
Author
Rose Frank
Date
23 May 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States