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Missouri -- History

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Adelia H. Hardin papers

 Collection — Box 1: [31197233609707]
Identifier: MSS 1324
Scope and Contents Handwritten letters and miscellaneous papers. The materials relate to the Patty and Hardin families and include a sixteen-page letter by J. R. Hardin telling about his journey from Missouri to Salt Lake City, Utah. Some of the materials relate to the American Civil War. Many of the items were written in California and Missouri.

I. J. Harvey letter

 File — Folder 1: [31197230312339]
Identifier: MSS SC 1386
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten letter addressed to Harvey's wife in Indiana. Harvey describes the experience of being a homesteader on the Missouri frontier and mentions the possibility of buying "negro" for 2 or 3 dollars. In a postscript Harvey relates a rumor that "Jo Smith and others have made their escape from the sheriff" by stealing two horses. He also states that supposedly Joseph Smith (1805-1844) had twenty thousand dollars with him.

C. D. Humberd letters and a newspaper clipping

 File — Folder 1: [31197231045219]
Identifier: MSS 1193
Scope and Contents Handwritten and typewritten letters and a newspaper clipping. The materials relate to the early histories of Andrew, Nodaway, and DeKalb counties in Missouri. The items also tell about activities in those counties during the American Civil War (1861-1865).

M. Bent Alvarez journals

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197233291746]
Identifier: Vault MSS 650
Scope and Contents Diary of an overland journey from Independence, Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1845. Also included is a letter from J. X. Aubry to Alvarez acknowledging receipt of his power of attorney and a list of the distances between camp sites on the route from Fort Leavenworth to Santa Fe.

Charles H. Kelly papers

 File — Folder 1: [31197232490349]
Identifier: MSS 653
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a typewritten book. Kelly writes about his life in Missouri, outlines his family's history, and includes essays on various historical and scientific matters.

Legal documents from the state of Missouri

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 363
Scope and Contents Documents related to actions arising in the state of Missouri.

George Miller letter

 File — Folder 1: [31197230307925]
Identifier: MSS SC 977
Scope and Contents Letter to Thomas Reynolds, Governor of Missouri, dated 4 Sept. 1842. The missive is in defense of Joseph Smith (1801-1844) in any implication in the assassination attempt on Governor Lilburn Boggs of Missouri.

Missouri legal documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1226
Scope and Contents Handwritten legal documents from the state of Missouri. Included are financial notes and bonds, contracts, indentures, inventories, letters, affidavits, court writs, and a land survey.

Mormon War papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS FM 7
Scope and Contents Microfilmed copies of original joint legislative committee journals (1838-1839), legislative proceedings (1838-1841), correspondence and orders (1838-1839), evidence given at the court of inquiry held in November 1838 to investigate Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and others for high treason, and certificates dealing with indictments against Mormons (1841) pertaining to the Mormon disturbances in Missouri (1838-1841). The film is 16 mm. and 35 mm. and is photonegative.

John Murdock autobiography and diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 928
Scope and Contents Typescripts of a diary and an abridgement of diaries for the years from 1830 to 1859 and 1832. Murdock joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830 and lived in Kirtland, Ohio; Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; and Salt Lake City, Utah. He had numerous assignments for the Church and migrated to Utah in 1847. He participated in Zion's Camp in 1834 and went on a mission to Australia from 1852 to 1853.