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Patience Loader Archer autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3238
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten autobiography. Patience tells about her early life in England and her conversion to the Mormon Church. She presents one of the best accounts from the Martin handcart company and goes into considerable detail on the ordeal. Patience tells about the rescue and the continuous efforts of the people in the ill-fated handcart company to survive. She also writes about her arrival in Salt Lake City, Utah, and about the efforts by Brigham Young, second...

Patience Loader Archer autobiography : photocopy of holograph

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3221
Scope and Contents This collection contains a photocopy of a handwritten autobiography written by Patience Loader Rozsa Archer. The original autobiography consists of three notebooks: one stationary tablet, and two ledger bound notebooks. The contents deal with her life, experiences, and recollections. The autobiography seems to be taken from diaries, as there is a great deal of detail. It records part of the life of Patience Archer. It tells of her childhood in England, sea voyage to New York, and crossing of...

Experiences of the Josiah Rhead family in the Martin handcart company of 1856

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2713
Scope and Contents Typewritten research paper for a Religion 442 class taught by Howard H. Barron at Brigham Young University. Using family records and unpublished materials as well as secondary sources, Richards writes a history of the Martin handcart company.

The handcart companies of 1856 and Arza Erastus Hinkley

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1770
Scope and Contents Softbound typescript of an account of the rescue of the Martin Handcart Company, taken from journals and oral family histories.

Truman Leonard journals

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 4067
Abstract Six journals, a scrapbook and back up copies on floppy discs of the journals of Truman Leonard, 1853-1895.

Heber Robert McBride autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 501
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography and a photocopy of the item. McBride was born in England, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with his parents in 1856, and migrated to Utah. McBride writes about migrating to Utah in the ill-fated handcart company led by Edward Martin. He tells about the hardships he and his family faced. "We used to pray that we might die to get out of our misery." In Utah, McBride lived in Ogden, Provo, and Huntsville. He served as a scout during the Black Hawk...

Obtaining meat on a cold night

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2760
Scope and Contents Mimeographed copy of a typewritten history. Watkins migrated to Utah in 1856 with the ill-fated Martin Handcart Company. He writes of an incident during the trek with that group. On a very cold night in Wyoming, Watkins and two others found, killed, and butchered an ox.

Alice Dandy Ollerton biography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1710
Scope and Contents Typescript of the biography of Alice Dandy Ollerton, English convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Describes the handcart trek across the plains which took the lives of Ollerton's husband, daughter, and herself.

Josiah Rogerson autobiography and certificates

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3923
Scope and Contents Collection includes a photocopy of an autobiography prepared by Josiah Rogerson, a short account of his experience in the Martin Handcart Company, citizenship papers, and two other certificates. The materials date from between 1841 and 1878.

Josiah Rogerson collection of handcart company sources

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1320
Scope and Contents Unpublished letters, autobiographies, reminiscences, and diaries collected by Josiah Rogerson to write a book on the ill-fated Willie and Martin handcart companies of 1856. The materials also include primary source materials on other aspects of Utah and Mormon history.

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