Handwritten autobiography with a typescript of the item. The history includes comments by John's daughter, Laletas Dixon. As a young woman Emma James migrated to Utah with the ill-fated Willie Handcart company. Emma describes how the decision was made to travel to Utah late in the season and gives many details on the nature of the journey and the tragedy which followed. She tells about the starvation, cold, hardships faced by her family, and the death of her father, William James (1809-1856). The item was copied from "Laletas Dixon's history of her ancester William James of the Willey Handcart Co. 1856." This history is located in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Johnson, Emma James (Author, Person)
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1 item (20 p.) : typescript (6 p.)
Biographical / Historical
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of Emma James Johnson autobiography
- Rose Frank
- 3 March 2011
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