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Charles H. Oliphant and Orson Bennett Adams autobiographies

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 155

Scope and Contents

Coverless notebook containing handwritten autobiographies of Oliphant and Adams. Oliphant writes of his childhood, meetings with Brigham Young, his work as a horticulturalist, and the Deseret Horticultural Society. Adams' autobiography is written back to front in the same notebook. He writes about his joining the Mormon Battalion along with his wife who worked as a laundress, his settlement in Parowan, Utah, his fighting the Indian Wars, and exploration during the Utah War during which he searched out areas where the Latter-day Saints could retreat.

Dates

  • approximately 1800s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Charles H. Oliphant and Orson Bennett Adams autobiographies must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Latter-day Saint Church converts and early settlers of Utah.

Extent

1 v. ((45 p.), encapsulated)

Language

English

Custodial History

Donated.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated.

Appraisal

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Related Materials

Typescript of Charles H. Oliphant autobiography available; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Mormon Diaries, v. 14 (BX 8670 .M82 vol.14).
Title
Register of Charles H. Oliphant and Orson Bennett Adams autobiographies
Status
Completed
Author
Elisa Visick
Date
2010 June 15
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

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