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Salt Lake City (Utah) -- History

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 323 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph Curtis diaries

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230331719]
Identifier: MSS SC 3245
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of handwritten diaries. Curtis also writes about his early life. He was born in Pennsylvania and joined the Mormon Church in 1833. He lived in Missouri and told about the persecution of Mormons there. He later lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, and served on two missions at that time. He came to Utah in 1848 and later settled in Utah Valley, Utah. Curtis was involved in numerous activities including defending Utah from the Utah Expedition in 1858.

Dates: 1836-1858

Cyrena Dustin Merrill autobiography

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSSSC2180

Daniel H. Wells deeds for Brigham Young

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233288064]
Identifier: Vault MSS 274
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and printed deeds of conveyance from Wells to Brigham Young, the second president of the Mormon Church. The items confirm that Young owns various lots in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dates: 1873-1874

Register of Deseret National Bank transactions

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230339936]
Identifier: MSS 67

The folder contains handwritten and printed banking transactions between 1875-1877. One is a deposit slip, while the other is a statement that an outstanding loan cannot be collected.

Dates: 1875-1877

Diaries, address books, and business records, 1917-1942

Identifier: MSS 4 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains an address and memo book, diaries, and financial records, dated 1917 to 1942.

Dates: 1917-1942


 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230306125]
Identifier: MSS SC 850
Scope and Contents

This is a holograph diary covering from 1 July 1881 to 15 April 1884. During this time, the author worked as a surveyor for the Utah Central Railroad in Spanish Fork Canyon and vicinity. The first 17 pages of the document are in pencil and the remainder are in ink. The hand is often difficult to decypher, especially since many of the entries are partly in shorthand (Pitman).

Dates: 1881-1884

Theodore Bronson diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230327659]
Identifier: MSS SC 2838
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary. Bronson writes about his journey by train across the United States with Morris K. Jesup, the sponsor and member of the trip. He describes the lands which he saw and gives his impression of Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Mormons he met there. Bronson also writes about his stay in San Francisco, California, including visits to various buildings and an opium den.

Dates: 1880

Disposition of lumber at mills in Big Cottonwood Canyon

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230334705]
Identifier: MSS 1179
Scope and Contents

Handwritten lists of the amount of lumber produced at lumber mills in Big Cottonwood Canyon above Salt Lake City, Utah, and to whom it was sold. Some of the lumber was sold to Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1864

Henry Aldous Dixon diaries

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230218767]
Identifier: MSS 1823
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries. Dixon writes about his missionary activities in for the Mormon experience in England and South Africa. Dixon also tells about his work in the general tithing office of the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, and his work for the Provo Woolen Mills in Provo, Utah.

Dates: 1860-1880

Claudius R. Dodge papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1480

Papers and correspondence on various subjects belonging to Claudius R. Dodge, 1914-1971.

Dates: 1914-1971