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Latter Day Saints -- Illinois -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Sarah D. Gregg letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325745]
Identifier: MSS SC 2706
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter dated 14 June 1844 and addressed to her husband, Thomas Gregg, in Rock Island, Illinois. The item was composed in Carthage, Illinois. Sarah tells Thomas about militia preparations to meet the Mormon threat.

Dates: 1844 June 14

Harris & Waters letter to Reed & Company

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233288379]
Identifier: Vault MSS 263
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated July 18, 1859, and addressed to Reed & Co. The item was written in Oquawka, Henderson County, Illinois. Harris & Waters write about land titles, the loss of business due to the departure of the Mormons and the selfishness of the Icarian Community, and states that Nauvoo, Illinois, will soon exist no more.

Dates: 1859 July 18

Lorenzo Hill Hatch autobiography and diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330463]
Identifier: MSS SC 3135
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten autobiography and diary. Hatch writes about his early life, joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1839, his life in Nauvoo, Illinois, his migration to Utah in 1850, and settling in Lehi, Utah, in 1851. He tells about his mission for the Mormon Church from 1856 to 1858, his work as a farmer and a carpenter, and Mormon Church meetings. He writes about serving in the legislature of Utah. He also tells about his service as a...
Dates: 1855-1885

John W. Hess autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325430]
Identifier: MSS SC 2635
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography. Hess was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania and was converted to the Mormn Church in 1834. He lived with the Mormons in Missouri and Illinois and witnessed persecutions in both places. He was a member of the "Mormon Battalion" during the war with Mexico, migrated to Utah, married several women, served as a legislator in Utah, and served as a missionary to the "Washakie" (Shoshoni) Indians.

Dates: approximately 1900

William Huntington diary and autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 272
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary including a retrospective account of Huntington's life. Huntington writes about his early life, his conversion to the Mormon Church, and his experience as a Mormon in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. He also writes about the death of Joseph Smith, the first president of the Mormon Church, service in the Nauvoo Legion militia organization, and preparations of the Mormons to migrate to the mountains. Huntington made diary entries in 1846. The item was transcribed by O. B....
Dates: 1784-1846

Joel H. Johnson autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325422]
Identifier: MSS SC 2634
Scope and Contents

Typewitten autobiography. Johnson was born at Grafton, Massachusetts, and converted to the Mormon Church. He lived with the Mormons in Ohio, Illinois, and Utah. He helped organize "Zion's Camp" and settled in serveral places in Utah.

Dates: approximately 1880

Newel Knight autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230326529]
Identifier: MSS SC 2769
Scope and Contents

Mimeographed copy of a typed copy of an autobiography. Knight writes about his life and his association with the Mormon Church. He often tells more about Mormon Church history than he does about himself. He was with the Mormons in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois.

Dates: approximately 1847

David Mack letter to James G. Stark

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233288361]
Identifier: Vault MSS 262
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter, dated August 21, 1860, and addressed to James G. Stark. Mack writes about the uneasiness felt by many residents as a result of a rumor that the Mormons were prepairing to move back to the area.

Dates: 1860 August 21

Daniel Duncan McArthur autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 476
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography, photocopy of the manuscript, and a typescript of the item. McArthur was born in New York State; joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint in 1832; lived in Kirtland, Ohio, in Missouri, and in Nauvoo, Illinois. McArthur stayed at Winter Quarters, Nebraska, migrated to Utah in 1848, experienced troubles with Ute Indians, and served on a mission to England for the LDS Church from 1852 to 1856. Also included are blessings of family members and...
Dates: 1900

Andrew Moore autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230334861]
Identifier: MSS 1094
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typewritten excerpts from Moore's autobiography. Moore writes about his conversion to the Mormon Church and his experiences in that faith while living in Missouri and Illinois. He also tells about the death of the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith (1805-1844).

Dates: 1845