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Polygamy -- Utah -- History -- 19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Myron Alma Abbott autobiography

 File — Box 1: [31197232504610]
Identifier: MSS 661
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography of Abbott written in 1917. Includes a description of Abbott's life including his birth in Weber County, and life in Tocquerville and Plymouth, Utah, before moving to Bunkerville, Nevada, in 1877. He describes the stay of the Mormon Apostle, Wilford Woodruff, when he was in Bunkerville while dodging federal officials for polygamy. Also includes Abbott's marriage to Mary Leavitt in 1881 and life in Annabella, Sevier County, Utah, from 1886-1910, where he was involved in...

Across the continent by overland stage in 1865

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 501
Scope and Contents In this autographed reminiscence, Colfax describes his stagecoach trip from Missouri to California in 1865. It is likely he made the trip in his capacity as chair of the Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads. Account includes his detailed observations regarding trail terrain, arable lands, mining, and the people he encountered. Colfax also indirectly considered the issue of the transcontinental railroad. He spent a few days in Salt Lake City and met Brigham Young, president of the Mormon...

Anna Mary Ball Frewin autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [31197230343433]
Identifier: MSS 902
Scope and Contents Typewritten copy of an autobiography. Frewin was born in England, migrated to Utah in 1881, and settled in Salt Lake City, Utah. She writes about Mormon polygamists hiding from federal officials stating, "you couldn't tell whether there was a man or woman coming down the street because the men were dressed in women's clothing with sun bonnets."

Isaac Brockbank Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8837
Scope and Contents Collection contains Isaac Brockbank Jr.'s personal diaries between 1900-1925, an autobiography which he began to write during the time he spent in a Utah prison for Unlawful Cohabitation, and a typed forward of Brockbank's diaries which includes a personal history of Brockbank's life alongside summaries of each of his diary entries found in the included diaries. Materials dated between 1884-2016.

Abraham H. Cannon diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 62
Scope and Contents Cannon details his daily life, including family, church, and business affairs; frequent attendance at the theatre in Salt Lake City; and incarceration for practicing plural marriage, 1886. Diaries are handwritten, 1879-1891, and typed, 1892-1895.

Charles Ora Card diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6024
Abstract Compilation of the diaries and journals of Charles Ora Card.

Gordon C. Cone diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 661
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary of Cone's overland journey by ox team from Waukesha, Wisconsin to California in 1849. Cone is a descriptive writer and proud to record "only facts." Diary describes traveling conditions, encounters with Indians, cholera outbreaks, fellow travelers, and government assistance at the end of the trail. Cone also spent time in Salt Lake City and wrote about his unfavorable impressions. After arriving at California, Cone made several trips to Sacramento. Life in California was...

Jens C. Gasberg journal

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3880
Scope and Contents Journal written by Jens C. Gasberg in Danish between 1865 and 1911. Entries describe activities, missionary service for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, courtship, journey to Brigham City, Utah, family events, trial for polygamy, and other topics. Also includes inserted photographs, newspaper clippings, and other material. Collection also includes an English translation of the journal.

Herman Grether autograph album from the Utah Territory Prison

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197225531513]
Identifier: MSS 3298
Scope and Contents Contains autographs and personal notes written by various male Mormon Church members and leaders, circa 1887, convicted and incarcerated for polygamy (a violation of the Edmunds Act) at the Utah Territory Prison (Sugarhouse, Salt Lake County, Utah). The book contains testimonials, affirmations of LDS Church doctrine regarding polygamy, expressions of familial support, poetry regarding polygamy, and expressions of sympathy for Herman Grether.

Jens Hansen diary

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3876
Scope and Contents Collection contains two photocopies of Jens Hansen's diary from 1886, which includes an account of his trial and experience in the territorial penitentiary. Diary is written in parallel versions, one a narrative account and the other a series of daily entries. Also includes copies of autograph book entries written by Hansen during his stay. His entries describe conditions and activities in the prison, and his relationship with his family.