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Jonathan Oldham Duke autobiography and diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 227
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography and diary. Duke writes about his early life in England, his conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1839, and life in Nauvoo, Illinois. Duke made the overland journey in 1850 from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Salt Lake City, Utah in the James Pace Company. He mentions several deaths in the company from cholera and writes mostly about daily travelling conditions and the company's organization.

Provo Manufacturing Company ledger sheets

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 874
Scope and Contents Handwritten ledger sheets listing financial transactions in association with Brigham Young, the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Stephen Bliss Moore correspondence

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2223
Scope and Contents Handwritten correspondence. Three of the items are photocopies of handwritten items and are from Brigham Young (1801-1877) approving Moore's activities and giving him permission to settle in Strawberry Valley, Utah. One letter is from Stephen Moore to his wife, Eleanor, telling her of his experiences working away from home. Another item is from Eleanor Moore telling her brother of the death of her son, Stephen.

History of my father, Stephen Bliss Moore, and my mother, Eleanor Colton Moore : pioneers and children of pioneers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 290
Scope and Contents Typewritten biography of Stephen Bliss Moore and his wife, Eleanor Colton Moore. Stephen and Eleanor were Mormon pioneers who married in 1857. They lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, near the "Indian Farm" by Spanish Fork, Utah, at the Tintic Mining district near Eureka, Utah, and near Provo, Utah. They had encounters with Ute Indians. Stephen worked as a miner, rancher, and as a grower of fruit trees. Lott often quotes from diaries and letters in the biography of her parents. Also included...

Predictions made by President Brigham Young

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 231
Scope and Contents Typewritten and notarized affidavits. The materials purport that the second president of the Mormon Church, Brigham Young (1801-1877), visited Provo, Utah, on numerous occasions and predicted that there would be a Mormon temple built on a bench of land northeast of the town. He also predicted that a railroad line would go west from Ogden, Utah, across the Great Salt Lake. These items are stories handed down by word of mouth through family members in Provo, Utah.

Brigham Young letter to H. B. Clawson

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 580
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten letter dated February 4, 1873 and addressed to H. B. Clawson. Young writes that a Mr. "Loughery" is not his agent and cannot pay the man's bills. Young also states that "The Company" is "Perfectly able to raise all the money they need to git machienry" for a project in Provo, Utah.

Brigham Young letter to Oscar B. Young

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 575
Scope and Contents Photographs of a handwritten and signed letter which was composed in Provo, Utah, dated February 27, 1868, and addressed to Oscar B. Young. Brigham gives his impressions of Provo, advises Oscar on Indian problems the Mormon settlers had along the "Muddy River," and comments on politics.

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