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Mormons -- Missouri -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:

Arza Adams diaries

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 729
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries in four volumes. Also included are photocopies of the materials. Adams mentions his youth and starts his diaries in 1830. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1836 and subsequently lived in Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa, and came to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1849.

Andrew Jackson Allen autobiography and diary

 File — Folder 1: [31197230330851]
Identifier: MSS SC 3213
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript of an autobiography and diary. Allen writes about his youth in Kentucky and move to Missouri after he joined the Mormon Church. He later moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, and joined the Mormon exodus to Utah in 1847. He tells about the hardships of early settlement in Salt Lake City, Utah. His diary starts in 1857. It has many gaps and entries were often months apart. He writes about the "Utah War;" his work on the railroad in 1868 and 1869; his...

James Addison Bean diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 712
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary. Bean writes about a trip to visit relatives in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. He preached the Mormon faith in a number of churches while on the trip. He also tells about troubles with travelling through snow in Wyoming.

Marian Adaline Belnap papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 952
Scope and Contents Phtocopy of correspondence, financial and legal documents, genealogial materials, newspaper clippings, and drafts of research papers. The materials relate to a wide variety of topics but mostly deal with Belnap (Belknap) family matters. A patriarchal blessing is found with the collection.

Henry William Bigler diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3132
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten autobiography and diary. Bigler wrote about his early life from 1815 to 1846 when his diary began. He was born in West Virginia, had encounters with Indians in that state, and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1837. He moved to Far West, Missouri, in 1838; met Joseph Smith, the first president of the Mormon Church; suffered persecutions in Missouri; moved to Qunicy, Illinois, in 1839; and served on a mission for the...

Biographical sketch of Arza Adams

 File — Folder 1: [31197230332436]
Identifier: MSS SC 3281
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten biography. Anderson writes about her father, Arza Adams. Adams was born in 1804, he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and migrated to New York state. He suffered persecutions with the Mormons in Missouri, igrated to Salt Lake Valley in 1848, and participated in the settling of American Fork, Utah. He died in 1889.

Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs executive orders

 File — Folder 1: [31197230315407]
Identifier: MSS SC 1790
Scope and Contents Photographic prints and photocopies of Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs' 1838 "extermination order" of the Mormons, Governor Christopher Bond's executive order rescinding it, and a newsclipping describing the rescission.

Lillburn W. Boggs letters received

 File — Folder 1: [31197230325661]
Identifier: MSS SC 2698
Scope and Contents Photographs of a handwritten and signed letters addressed to Lilburn W. Boggs and dated 22 and 24 July 1840. One of the items is from Chauncey Durkus denying reports that he has been involved in arresting Mormons in Illinois and taking them back to Missouri. The veracity of his statements was confirmed by the signatures of 37 residents of Lewis County, Missouri. The other item was signed by 11 residents of Lewis County claiming that persons; who went to Nauvoo, Illinois, to recover stolen...

Lewis Brunson autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [31197230311844]
Identifier: MSS SC 1477
Scope and Contents Photocopies of one handwritten and one typed autobiographical record by Lewis Brunson. Brunson talks about joining the Mormon Church, persecution by mobs in Missouri and Illinois, his close relationship with his father, his own family, and his experiences as a missionary.

Burton and Fielding family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4133
Scope and Contents The Burton genealogy includes biographical information and sketches about James and Isabella Burton and their descendants. The Fielding family correspondence consists of photocopies of handwritten letters, most written while Joseph Fielding was serving as a missionary in England.