Mormons -- Illinois -- History
Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:
W. D. Abernith letter
Handwritten and signed letter, dated 2 July 1841, and addressed to David W. Catlin of Connecticut. Abernith writes about an "anti-Mormon" political convention being held in Carthage, Illinois.
Arza Adams diaries
Handwritten diaries in four volumes. Also included are photocopies of the materials. Adams mentions his youth and starts his diaries in 1830. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1836 and subsequently lived in Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa, and came to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1849.
James Addison Bean diary
Handwritten diary. Bean writes about a trip to visit relatives in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. He preached the Mormon faith in a number of churches while on the trip. He also tells about troubles with travelling through snow in Wyoming.
Gilbert Belnap papers
Photocopies of handwritten materials relating to the Hooper Ward of the Mormon Church, personal papers of Belnap, and miscellaneous items. Also included is a biography of Vinson Knight (1804-1842), an early convert to Mormonism, which contains references to Knight in various sources.
Lewis Brunson autobiography
Photocopies of one handwritten and one typed autobiographical record by Lewis Brunson. Brunson talks about joining the Mormon Church, persecution by mobs in Missouri and Illinois, his close relationship with his father, his own family, and his experiences as a missionary.
Samuel Cotterell certificate
Handwritten and signed certificate dated 30 May 1852. Cotterell certifies that James Rodeback, his wife, and his family are in good standing with the Mecedonia Camp of the Mormon Church.
John Dougherty letter to R. B. Winsor
Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter, dated 10 Feb. 1839, and addressed to R. B. Winsor. Dougherty writes about family matters and mentions the Mormons in the area.
Howard Egan letter to Brigham Young
Handwritten and signed letter, dated 20 Sept. 1845, and addressed to Brigham Young, the second president of the Mormon Church. Egan writes to Young giving an account of his efforts to find a force coming together with the object of killing Mormons.
John T. Flake diary
Handwritten diaries and a typescript of these items. The entries go from 16 June 1907 to 26 Sept. 1908. Flake writes about his experiences as a missionary for the Mormon Church. He spent most of his time as a missionary working in Illinois.
John T. Flake mission journals
Two leather bound diaries containing entries by John T. Flake about his mission to the Northern States, 1909-1910. Also a typed copy of these journals and two earlier ones about the first part of his mission (1907-1908).