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Chester Alan Arthur pardon

 File — oversize-folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2036
Scope and Contents Handwritten pardon issued by the office of the president of the United States, Chester A. Arthur (1829-1886) and signed by him. The item pardons John J. Kelly of Utah for crimes of "bigamy or polygamy and unlawful cohabitation."
Dates: 1884

James I. Steel autobiography and family records

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 516
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography with family records apparently also copied by Steel. James Steel converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England and migrated to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1854. He later settled in Tooele County, Utah. Steel entered into polygamy in 1874. Also included are ordinations and patriarchal blessings of family members. Steel also writes about his visions and dreams.
Dates: 1879-1910

Lucian Bedell letter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 910
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, dated October 16, 1853, and addressed to "Dear B." The item was written in Salt Lake City, Utah. Bedell writes about polygamy in Utah and about isolated life in Utah.
Dates: 1853

John E. Bennion diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 981
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten diaries. Bennion writes about his life in the Taylorsville area of Utah and in Rush Valley and Long Valley, Utah. He also lived for a time in Nevada. Bennion was married polygamously, participated in the Utah War of 1857-1858, had an encounter with an Indian in 1858, saw the first handcart company arrive in Salt Lake City in 1856, served on a mission to England for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and participated in many other activities.
Dates: 1855-1877

A biography of Alexander Williams

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 459
Scope and Contents Typewritten biography. The year of the composition of the item is unknown. Kimball writes that Williams was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, migrated to Utah in 1847, had encounters with the Ute Indians, lived as a polygamist, and converted to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Dates: 1950

Biography of Nathan Staker

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2681
Scope and Contents Two typewritten biographies of Nathan Staker with photocopies of the same items. Sanderson wrote the biography of Staker with William Marchant Staker and Sarah Ellis Halley Pearson. The authors are grandchildren of Nathan Staker. Also included is a "History of Nathan Staker." Staker was from Canada. He joined the Mormon Church, migrated to Utah in 1852, married two women, and was a farmer in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.
Dates: 1955

Biography of William Rufus Rogers Stowell

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 506
Abstract Includes typewritten and handwritten biographies of William Rufus Rogers Stowell. Also included are typed excerpts from the biography and photocopies of an account of Stowell's death handwritten by his grandson, Earl Stowell. William Stowell was a convert to the Mormon Church. He lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, migrated to Utah in 1852, served in the Utah Militia during the Utah Expedition, served on missions for the Mormon Church, and went to Mexico to avoid prosecution for polygamy.
Dates: approximately 1893-1950

A brief history of the life of Frederick Weight by himself

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3200
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript . Weight wrote about his early life in England and his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He migrated to the United States in 1849 and came to Utah in 1851. He settled first in Salt Lake City, Utah, where his wife died in child birth. Weight married Mary Milnes. He wrote about grasshopper troubles in 1854 and about his move to Springville, Utah, in 1856. He worked as a plasterer and a general laborer and faced...
Dates: Approximately 1895

Flora Robertson Brimhall autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 458
Scope and Contents Typewritten autobiography. Brimhall writes about her family background, her youth in Spanish Fork, Utah, her marriage to George H. Brimhall, and gives her reflections on polygamy. As an adult, she lived in Provo, Utah.
Dates: 1938

James Stephens Brown diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 69
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries. Brown writes about his life in Ogden, Utah, and in Arizona. He also tells about his activities in the Mormon Church including his missions for that faith to England, Tahiti, and the Navajo Indians.
Dates: 1857-1893

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 17
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Young, Brigham, 1801-1877 6
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Dalley, Julius Wolley 2
Gallup, Luke William, 1822-1891 2
Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901 2
Keeler, Eliza Shelton 2
Keeler, James 2
Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877 2
Reynolds, George, 1842-1909 2
Russell, Samuel, 1835-1896 2
Solomon, William Henry, 1828-1913 2
Taylor, John, 1808-1887 2
United States. Army. Mormon Battalion 2
United States. President (1889-1893 : Harrison) 2
Urie, John, 1835-1921 2
Woodruff, Wilford, 1807-1898 2
Woolley, Edwin Dilworth, Jr., 1846-1920 2
Angell, Truman O. (Truman Osborn), 1810-1887 1
Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886 1
Ballard, Margaret McNeil, 1846-1918 1
Bedell, Lucian 1
Bennion, John E. 1
Brimhall, Flora Robertson 1
Brimhall, George H. (George Henry), 1853-1932 1
Brooklyn (Ship : 1834-1856) 1
Butler, Susan Elizabeth Redd, 1880-1977 1
Butler, William, 1825-1905 1
Candland, David, 1819-1902 1
Cannon, Angus M. (Angus Munn) 1
Cannon, Johanna Christina Danielson 1
Cannon, John M. (John Mousley), 1865-1917 1
Cannon, Mina C. 1
Carter, William, 1821-1896 1
Cazier, David 1
Chamberlain, Thomas, 1854-1918 1
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonites) 1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. First Council of the Seventy 1
Church of Zion 1
Cort, Arthur B. 1
Cropper, Thomas Waters 1
Crouch, Ebenezer 1
Day, Abraham, 1817-1900 1
Day, Eli Azariah 1
Farnsworth, Moses Franklin, 1834- 1
Forman, John 1
Forman, William 1
Grant, William, 1838-1916 1
Grether, Herman, 1856-1932 1
Hamblin, Jacob, 1819-1886 1
Hansen family 1
Hansen, Jens, 1837-1917 1
Harper, John Claiborne 1
Hayes, John H. (John Henry), 1853-1938 1
Hess, John W., 1824-1903 1
Higgins, Edward V., 1858- 1
Hyde, William Alonzo 1
Jenkins, John 1
Johnson, Annie Carter 1
Jones, Albert, 1839-1925 1
Jones, John Pidding, 1819-1890 1
Jorgensen, Mads, 1827-1905 1
Kelly, John J. 1
Kimball, Croxier, 1879-1966 1
Kirby, Thomas Wright 1
Larsen, Christian J. 1
Laurence, Harison 1
Laurence, Martha 1
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 1
Love, Andrew 1
Lyman, Amasa M. (Amasa Mason), 1813-1877 1
Lyman, Eliza Maria Partridge, 1820-1886 1
Madsen, Peter, 1824-1911 1
Manti Temple (Manti, Utah) 1
Maughn, William 1
Merrill, Clarance, 1841-1919 1
Monk, Charles 1
Murdock, John, 1792-1871 1
Nash, Isaac Bartlett 1
Nielson, Emma Waitstill Mecham, 1858-1920 1
Nielson, Frihoff Godfred, 1851-1935 1
Nuttall, L. John (Leonard John) 1
Oleson, Lewis 1
Parkinson, Ellen Elvira Nash 1
Pearson, Sarah Ellis Halley 1
Poole, Mary Cramer, 1790-1881 1
Potter, Olive Andelin, 1868-1936 1
Pratt, Parley P. (Parley Parker), 1807-1857 1
Purnell, Lydia Susanna Goaslind, 1859-1942 1
Redd family 1
Redd, Lemuel Hardison, 1836-1910 1
Relief Society (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) 1
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1
Reynolds family 1
Reynolds, Amelia 1
Riding, Clara Jane 1
Robinson, Joseph Lee, 1811-1893 1
Rockwell, Orrin Porter, 1813-1878 1
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