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Genealogical Library collection

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6879
Abstract Collection includes two boxes containing personal histories.
Dates: 1825-1975

Mary E. Lightner papers

 Collection — Folder: 8
Identifier: Vault MSS 363
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials pertaining to the life of Mary E. Lightner. Includes handwritten originals and photocopies of correspondence including correspondence to Apostles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and many prominent Mormon women while in Utah. Also included are personal histories, autobiographies, speeches, articles pertaining to her life while in Minersville, Utah, along with patriarchal blessings and a statement relating to her marriage to Joseph Smith. Dated...
Dates: 1865-1980

A memorial

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 326
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed family history and autobiography. Tanner writes about her family joining the Mormon Church, its migration to Nauvoo, Illinois, and its eventual arrival in Utah. She also mentions her marriage in a polygamous relationship and her life in Payson, Utah.
Dates: 1880

Henry Landon Miles collection on John Horne Miles

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2310
Scope and Contents Contains research material, mostly photocopies, gathered by Henry Landon Miles regarding the life of his great-grandfather, John Horne Miles. Subjects include the merchant marines, John’s missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the polygamy trial in which John was involved in Utah. The materials are dated 1858 to 2001.
Dates: 1858-2001

Oral history interview with Moroni Otto Poulson

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 60
Scope and Contents Interview by Leonard R. Grover with Moroni O. Poulson, rancher and teacher, concerning his education with brief varied comments about Brigham Young University activities between 1905 and 1910. Also briefly discusses his family. Includes sound recordings and transcript.
Dates: 1980

Oral reminiscences of Bent F. Larsen

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA OH 111
Scope and Contents Oral reminiscences of Bent Larsen about his father Bent Rolf Larsen. Also discusses his own later life, including marriage, education and career. Earliest memories commence in the 1880's. Includes transcript and sound recordings.
Dates: date of production not identified

Lydia Susanna Goaslind Purnell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1796
Scope and Contents Handwritten and typewritten correspondence, histories, biographies, genealogical group sheets, patriarchal blessings, diaries, and land indentures in Idaho. The correspondence are between Purnell, her husband, and other relatives and deal largely with family matters. One of the letters is an account of the Battle of Bear River in 1863 by an observer. Purnell also writes to many persons about family history. Purnell also writes about being a polygamous wife and the various persecutions by...
Dates: 1875-1942

Irene Sherwood Taylor family histories of Robert Sherwood and Alice Schoenfeld

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6259
Abstract The collection contains two brief biographies of Robert Sherwood and Alice Schoenfeld written by their daughter Irene Sherwood Taylor. The majority of the collection is written by Irene Sherwood Taylor pertaining to memories of her parents during her childhood. Her parents had a post-manifesto polygamy marriage.
Dates: approximately 1960-1983

Charles Ursenbach collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1853
Scope and Contents Includes intermittent journals, 1921-1971, and daily journals, 1973-1985; photocopied news clippings, primarily about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada, 1956-1981; transcripts of oral histories that Ursenbach recorded with Chesley N. Pierson, Louis O. Brandley, and Asael E. Palmer; personal histories of Elizabeth Fern Wood Smith and Ole F. Pierson; Ursenbach's history of Richard C. Harvey and the development of Romnellet sheep; histories of Latter-day Saint wards in the...
Dates: 1924-1985

John Van Cott papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1743
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diaries, and a family history. The correspondence is between Van Cott and family members. Also included are handwritten and signed letters from Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church, to Van Cott. The diaries cover the time when Van Cott served as a missionary for the Mormon Church from 1852 to 1856 and from 1859 to 1862. He was in Iowa City, Iowa, when the first handcart companies left for Utah.
Dates: 1838-1913

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