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Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Transcription of the Averett Family ledger book

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231046316]
Identifier: MSS 1303
Scope and Contents Narrative of the history of members of the Averett family, including conversion, activities in Far West and Nauvoo, emigration westward, and settlement and activities in Utah Territory. The transcription was entrusted to P.T. Reilly.
Dates: 1972

Brigham Young correspondence with Church leaders, 1858-1871

 Sub-Series — Box 15: Series 3 [Barcode: 31197232550779]
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 3 Sub-Series 7 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence between Brigham Young and George Q. Cannon, George A. Smith, and Daniel H. Wells. Letters include discussion of the Army's presence in Utah, the Mountain Meadows Massacre, and other matters. Materials date between 1858 and 1871.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1858-1871

George H. Carver diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 524
Scope and Contents Photocopy of handwritten diaries. The collection consists of two diaries. The first was kept from 1879 to 1880 while Carver was serving in the Southern States. The second was kept from 1898 to 1899 while Carter was working in the Northwestern States. Also included is an account of Carter's interview with a female servant of the infamous John D. Lee, who was associated with the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857.
Dates: 1879-1899

Thomas Waters Cropper autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232490356]
Identifier: MSS 654
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography. Some of the item is in Cropper's own hand. The rest was dictated to his daughters. Cropper was born in Texas, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and migrated to Utah in 1856. One fourth of the original party turned back in 1853 when they heard of the Mormon doctrine of polygamy. He describes the immigrant group killed by Mormons at Mountain Meadows in 1857. Cropper lived in Fillmore, Utah, and later moved to Deseret, Utah. He...
Dates: 1926

William Horne Dame papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 55
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, patriarchal blessings, financial records, militia records, photographs, and miscellaneous items. Much of the correspondence is between Dame and General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The material relates to Dame's life and activities, including his militia service and his connection to the Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857.
Dates: 1846-1884

Collins Rowe Hakes letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230336254]
Identifier: MSS 466
Scope and Contents Typewritten letter addressed "to whom it may concern: and especially my own family." The item was written in Mesa, Arizona, and dated 24 April 1916. It was copied by S. C. Richardson on 1 June 1931. Hakes heard of the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857 before he moved to Parowan, Utah, in 1858. He writes with the intention of showing that Brigham Young, second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, had nothing to do with the massacre. He quotes Young as saying to...
Dates: 1916

Hammond family biographies and diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 834
Scope and Contents This collection consists of typescripts of biographies and histories of members of the Hammond family and their ancestors. The biography of Jasper Melvin Hammond (1882-1958) was written "by his wife and daughters" sometime after his death. Jasper, often called Jesse, was born in Providence, Utah but was raised in Marysville, Idaho. He worked in hotels in Yellowstone Park, for a railroad, and as a farmer.A typescript of the diary of Milton D. Hammond (1831- ) for the years...
Dates: approximately 1856-1960

James Holt Haslam affidavit

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227606511]
Identifier: MSS 3868
Scope and Contents Photocopy of the affidavit includes Haslam's account of his journey to Salt Lake City, Utah, with a message for Brigham Young in September 1857.
Dates: 1884

History of Justus Wellington Seeley, II

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230338250]
Identifier: MSS 946
Scope and Contents Typewritten biography of Justus Wellington Seeley. Seeley was born in Salt Lake City, Utah; moved to San Bernardino, California; saw human bones at the site of the Mountain Meadows Massacre on the way back to Utah; lived several places in Utah; stood guard during the Black Hawk War against the Ute Indians; and eventually settled in Castle Dale, Utah.
Dates: 1970