Mormons -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
John Crook papers
Handwritten diaries, newspaper clippings, genealogies, correspondence, and patriarchal blessings. The John Crook papers relates Crook's conversion, emigration to Utah, and major events related to his Church activities and work as a farmer and president of a coal company.
James Dalley biography
A biography of James Dalley about his early life.
Diary on Mormon overland travel
Transcription of a diary by an unidentified Mormon pioneer describing an overland journey from Missouri to Utah. Author may have been part of the James Brown Company, and includes mention of a Danish company that may be the Hans Peter Olsen Company. Journal is dated June-September 1854. Transcription is dated 1990. Includes a copy of Emily Christiansen's original transcription dated 1960.
Archibald Gardner autobiography
Handwritten autobiography of Gardner, detailing his birth and life in Scotland. Autobiography also documents immigration to Canada, marriage, and baptism in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also included are what seem to be financial notes from the years 1858 to 1862. Dated approximately 1858 to 1870.
William T. Sherman letter
The William T. Sherman letter is addressed to Francis Amasa Walker and is dated August 20, 1874. At the time of the writing, Sherman was the Commander-in-Chief of the US Army. Sherman expresses his views on the topic of a book, and adds comments on the Mormon problem-suggesting that both Mormons and Indians must be assimilated into American society to survive the consequences of the westward movement.
Elijah Spray diary
Handwritten diary. There are not entries for 1874. Spray describes his life in Morley, Yorkshire, England. He migrated to Utah in 1878. Also included are letters, genealogies, and notes.