Orley Dwight Bliss autobiography and diary
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.
- Bliss, Orley Dwight, 1839-1930 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Mormon pioneer, farmer, and resident of southern Utah.
3 folders (0.3 linear ft.) : (Mss., typescript and photocopy)
Language of Materials
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Bliss, Orley Dwight, 1839-1930
- Immigration and American Expansion
- Mormon pioneers -- History
- Mormons -- Illinois -- Nauvoo -- History
- Mormons -- Utah -- Toquerville -- History
- Nauvoo (Ill.) -- History
- Overland journeys to the Pacific
- Toquerville (Utah) -- History
- Utah Expedition (1857-1858)
- Register of Orley Dwight Bliss autobiography and diary
- Rose Frank
- 23 May 2011
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.