Handcarts -- West (U.S.) -- History
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
The handcart companies of 1856 and Arza Erastus Hinkley
File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230315589]
Identifier: MSS SC 1770
Scope and Contents
Softbound typescript of an account of the rescue of the Martin Handcart Company, taken from journals and oral family histories.
Emma James Johnson autobiography
File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230327741]
Identifier: MSS 323
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography with a typescript of the item. The history includes comments by John's daughter, Laletas Dixon. As a young woman Emma James migrated to Utah with the ill-fated Willie Handcart company. Emma describes how the decision was made to travel to Utah late in the season and gives many details on the nature of the journey and the tragedy which followed. She tells about the starvation, cold, hardships faced by her family, and the death of her father, William James...