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Frontier and pioneer life -- Utah

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical sketch and recollections from the life of Martina Marjorie Halseth Bitner

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230241371]
Identifier: MSS SC 431
Scope and Contents

Printed sketch and photographs of an early Utah pioneer.

Dates: 1975

Biography of Elizabeth Hopkins Carpenter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230312024]
Identifier: MSS SC 1506
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typed biographical sketch of the life of Elizabeth Hopkins Carpenter. The item gives relevant genealogical and historical data on Carpenter as well as expressing various anecdotes and traditions about her.

Dates: 1950

John A. Blythe journal

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305325]
Identifier: MSS SC 780
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typescript. Describes his trip from Salt Lake City to the site of Joseph City and daily life in the United Order in that town. The diary also discusses the author's departure on a supply trip to Salt Lake City and concludes with his arrival in St. George, Utah en route.

A one-page autobiographical sketch entitled "History of John A. Blythe, From his birth to Feb. 3rd, 1876" is also included.

Dates: 1876-1877

Ellen A. Draper personal history

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232477700]
Identifier: MSS 6199

This collection consists of the photocopied, personal life history of Ellen A. Draper. In her biography she accounts for the Mormon community led by President Brigham Young, as well as for early pioneer life with notes on farming and encounters with Native Americans.

Dates: 1987

Rosanne Keeler collection of Utah pioneer interview transcriptions

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232578960]
Identifier: MSS 9027
Content Description Interview transcriptions by Keeler of Utah pioneers, typed transcriptions of which were found on microfilm in Special Collections. Includes a list of interview questions. Interviews were done as part of a Works Project Administration (WPA) project for the Utah History Records Survey of 1936. Most interviews were by Keeler's grandmother, Mary Lyman Reeve. Interviewees include: Nathan Bradley Badger, Ellen Bird, Isabel King Rogers, Willis Eugene Robison, Nicholus Gurley Teeples,...
Dates: 1936-1937

Joseph Robert Meservy and Phebe Meservy Higbee notebooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7642
Scope and Contents

The Joseph Robert Meservy and Phebe Meservy Higbee notebooks consist of colored photocopies of the original notebooks. Joseph Robert Meservy's notebook begins in 1864 and contains a number of autobiographical notes, diary notations and summaries of pioneer business transactions. Phebe Meservy Higbee's notebook contains news and magazine articles, poetry, recipes, and family records. Both notebooks contain multiple pages of Pitman shorthand.

Dates: 1864-1940

Mitchell family biographies

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305416]
Identifier: MSS SC 794
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten and typed texts. Consists of two biographical sketches, one of Margaret Mitchell Blyth (1824-1910) and the other of Elizabeth Ann Blyth (1859-1919), written by one of their descendants, Pearl Elizabeth Mitchell Boyce (1881- ), and an autobiographical sketch of Pearl Boyce.Discusses Margaret's birth in Scotland and her family's subsequent immigration to Canada and later to the United States; their conversion to the Mormon Church in California; their...
Dates: 1948-1951

Evan Austin Williams letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232592227]
Identifier: MSS 8804
Scope and Contents

Color copy of a letter from Evan Austin Williams, writing from Willard, Utah, to his parents in Wales. In his letter, Williams talks about armies being sent to destroy the Mormons and shares his testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith and the Mormon religion. He also inquires about other family in Wales and talks about his own, including his son, Noah. Dated January 22, 1863.

Dates: 1863 January 22