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Thomas Walter Brookbank reminiscences

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 799
Scope and Contents Consists of three separate manuscripts: "Religious Experiences of Thomas Walter Brookbank," "Travels and Threads of Experience," and "A Soldier's Recollections." These autobiographies recount the author's early life and conversion to Mormonism, his experiences in the Civil War (1861-1865), life in Utah and the Mormon settlements in eastern Arizona, and missionary activities in New Mexico, Texas, Mexico, and Great Britain.

Charles Wilson Nibley certificates

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 313
Scope and Contents Printed and signed certificates verifying that Charles Wilson Nibley was called to serve as a missionary for the Mormon Church. The items are dated 9 Oct. 1869 and 17 Oct. 1876. The items were signed by Brigham Young, George A. Smith, John Willard Young, and Daniel H. Wells.

John T. Conk letter to Brigham Young

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 177
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, dated 8 Nov. 1867, and addressed to Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church. Conk writes to Young to give up the "charge" of the "lower Mill" to John W. Young.

Deseret Museum receipt book and miscellaneous correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1383
Scope and Contents Receipt book for donations and deposits to the Deseret Museum and 20 letters and other miscellaneous items relating to museum business and acquisitions. Several of the items are written by or are about John W. Young, the museum's proprietor; Joseph L. Barfoot, the museum's curator; and James E. Talmage, a scientist and lecturer associated with the museum.

James W. LeSueur histories

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 801
Scope and Contents Photocopies of typescripts made by E.M. Reilley from the James W. LeSueur papers, Arizona Pioneer Historical Society Library. Collection contains six documents: an autobiography of James W. LeSueur; a typed copy of the resolution passed by the Arizona State Legislature passed on the death of Solomon Barth, a prominent resident of St. Johns, Arizona; a photocopy of a 1945 letter from LeSueur to a "Mrs. Kitt"; an account by LeSueur of the settlement of St. Johns; a history of the Mormon...

John W. Young letter and a telegram to Brigham Young

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 93
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, dated 9 Nov. 1871, addressed to Brigham Young, and written in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. John W. Young writes about his activities and his concern for "spies." Also included is a telegram from John W. Young to Brigham Young dated 3 June 1870.

Riding for the old C O Bar

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Identifier: MSS SC 797
Scope and Contents Paper written by Earle R. Forrest and read at the Fourth Annual Historical Convention sponsored by the University of Arizona and Arizona Pioneers' Historical Society, Tucson, March 15-16, 1963. Reminiscent account of working for various cattle companies in northern arizona during the 1880s and 1890s. Photocopies of typed excerpts from Forrest's paper and copy of an 1881 deed. The deed transfers title on 420 acres of land belonging to John W. Young (1844-1924) over to William T. Thornton and the...

John Sharp letter to Oliver Ames

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2861
Scope and Contents Concerns payment of debts of Joseph A. Young, John W. Young, Brigham Young, and the Utah Central Railroad, to a company in Boston which Ames represented. Ames later served as governor of Massachusetts, 1887-1890.

Joseph F. Smith receipt

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 219
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed receipt dated 15 June 1878 for money received from John W. Young for the emigration of Allen Wakeling.

Ammon M. Tenney papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 800
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript. Includes a number of letters written to Tenney by such people as Brigham Young (1801-1877), Wilford Woodruff (1807-1898), and John W. Young (1844-1924) concerning the purchase of land at St. Johns, Arizona, for Mormon settlement, missionary work among the Indians, and obtaining work for Mormon settlers by bidding on raliroad contracts. Some of Tenney's replies are also included. Folder also includes typescript copy of Tenney's journal for 1875-1876.

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