Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
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
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...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 796
Scope and Contents Pocket diary, 1852, 12 x 7.5 cm, one volume, bound, brass-clasped, black with gold lettering, pencil entries and pencil sketches throughout; Letter of Brigham Young to Kane, 15 Dec. 1859, 7 pp., encapsulated; three additional holographic letters: Thomas L. Kane to his aunt, Mrs. Constable, n.d. 1 p.; Kane to Samuel P. Bates, historian of Pennsylvania, 6 April 1867, 2 pp.; letter of Elizabeth W. Kane to her son Elisha, 24 February 1900. 2pp. Also a photocopy of letter of Thomas L. Kane to his...
File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230337203]
Identifier: MSS 467
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten copy of a letter dated 23 July 1907 and addressed to F. E. (Frederick Elnathan?) Eldredge. Also included are photocopies of Martineau's application to join the Sons of the American Revolution. In the letter Martineau tells Eldredge that the Mountain Meadows Massacre started when the Fancher train of immigrants poisoned the carcass of a dead cow which led to the death of four Indians. He writes that he had personal knowledge of the orders sent by militia leaders and...
Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9005 Series 3 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contents include research materials on the Mountain Meadows Massacre that were collected by Ronald W. Walker. These materials consist of many written drafts by Walker, journal articles with annotations by Walker, indexes and bibliographies, and other notes and items concerning the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Materials dated approximately 1950-2016.
Dates: approximately 1950-2016
File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230240787]
Identifier: MSS SC 402
Scope and Contents Unpublished typewritten booklength history of the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1461
Scope and Contents Collection includes histories, travelogues, correspondence, accounts of early settlers, a genealogical review and other genealogical information, and a chapter from Walker's memoirs. Tells of his travels, 1863-1865, family history and genealogy, Mountain Meadows Massacre, anti-Mormon sentiment in various localities, conditions in Iowa and Montana, an encounter with Reorganized Latter Day Saint Church members, origin of Montana place names, story of T.C. Everts' rescue during the...