Winter Quarters (Neb.) -- History
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Eliza Ann Beebe Cheney letter
Typewritten copy of a letter written in January 1848 and addressed to "Dear Parents, Brothers & Sisters." The item was written in Winter Quarters, Nebraska. Cheney writes about the persecutions suffered by the Mormons and other aspects of the Mormon faith.
Diana E. Smoot autobiography
Photocopy of a typewritten autobiography of Diana Eldredge Smoot which describes the trek of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Utah in 1847 in some detail.
Eliza R. Snow diary
Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten diary. Snow writes about her life in Nauvoo, Illinois, and her migration across Iowa to Council Bluffs. She left Winter Quarters and arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1847. She also describes her life in that city. She also includes many of her poems.
Daniel Spencer diary
This diary is Daniel Spencer's account of the trek from Nauvoo to Winter Quarters, Nebraska, from March to December 1846. The diary from 11 July to October is not a daily record, but rather a narrative of events observed by the author. The diary is an important record of the Mormon Exodus from Nauvoo, across Iowa to Winter Quarters on the Missouri River. Entries cover ca. 28 March 1846 to 20 December 1846.
Sidney Tanner letter
Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter dated April 13, 1847. Also included is a typescript of the item. Tanner writes to his "Father and Mother, Brothers & Sisters" to tell them about the moves he has been forced to make because of the persucutions of the Mormons and informs them about the deaths of family members.
Emmeline B. Wells poem to Hellen Mar Whitney
Contains a handwritten poem written by Emmeline B. Wells to her step-daughter-in-law, Helen Mar Whitney, dated October 17, 1847, consuling her over the death of a newborn earlier that year in Winter Quarters, Nebraska.