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Mormons -- Illinois -- Nauvoo -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 147 Collections and/or Records:

William Adams autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 569
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography with a typescript of the item. Adams came from Ireland, migrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, and later to Salt Lake Valley, Utah. He also lived in Springville, Spanish Fork, Parowan, and Cedar City, Utah. Adams writes about Jacob Hamblin's efforts to convert Indians, the preparations to meet the United States Army coming to Utah in 1857 and 1858, going on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and meeting Emma Hales Smith, the wife of the first...
Dates: 1894

Andrew Jackson Allen autobiography and diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 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...
Dates: 1857-1884

Catherine Ellen Camp Greer anecdotes and reminiscences

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232491123]
Identifier: MSS 671
Scope and Contents Typewritten autobiography. Greer was born in Dresden, Tennessee, in 1837. After her parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she moved with them to Nauvoo, Illinois. She migrated to Utah in 1850 and settled in Bountiful. She later moved to southern Arizona where she lived in Woodruff.
Dates: 1921

Charles Ambrose Foster appeal

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233290995]
Identifier: Vault MSS 434
Scope and Contents Handwritten appeal dated 16 Oct. 1844 and filed on 21 Oct. 1844. Foster, a publisher of the Nauvoo Expositor, appeals a conviction for breach of ordinances in Nauvoo, Illinois.
Dates: 1844 October 16

Autobiography and poems of George Washington Johnson

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 189
Scope and Contents Collection includes handwritten autobiography, patriarchal blessings, poems, and letters created by Johnson. Also included is a transcription of those materials by his great-great granddaughter. Materials date 1893 and 2000.
Dates: 1893-2000

John E. Bennion letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 197230325786]
Identifier: MSS SC 2710
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten letters written from Nauvoo, Illinois. Bennion writes to family members concerning plans of his parents to migrate to the United States from England, the need for a strong family organization, and the economic and social conditions in Nauvoo.
Dates: 1843-1844

John M. Bernhisel letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231019354]
Identifier: Vault MSS 8
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, dated 18 Aug. 1841, composed in New York, and addressed to Joseph Smith, first president of the Mormon Church. Bernhisel writes concerning the purchase of land in Nauvoo, Illinois.
Dates: 1841 August 18

Jacob G. Bigler autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230326263]
Identifier: MSS SC 2757
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a typescript of an autobiography. Bigler writes about his relationship with the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), his life in Nauvoo, Illinois, his migration to Utah, and his life in Nephi, Utah. Bigler served on a mission for the Mormon Church in Ireland and was active in Mormon Church activities in Nephi.
Dates: 1907

Biography of William Rufus Rogers Stowell

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230348556]
Identifier: MSS 506
Abstract Includes typewritten and handwritten biographies of William Rufus Rogers Stowell. Also included are typed excerpts from the biography and photocopies of an account of Stowell's death handwritten by his grandson, Earl Stowell. William Stowell was a convert to the Mormon Church. He lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, migrated to Utah in 1852, served in the Utah Militia during the Utah Expedition, served on missions for the Mormon Church, and went to Mexico to avoid prosecution for polygamy.
Dates: approximately 1893-1950

Aaron Bliss letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230321124]
Identifier: MSS SC 2221
Scope and Contents Handwritten letters addressed to Samuel Moore, a Mormon living in Iowa and Nauvoo, Illinois. The items were sent from Missouri and from Louisiana. Bliss writes of family and personal matters. He asks about how the Mormons are doing and expresses a desire to visit Moore in Nauvoo.
Dates: 1839-1845