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Mormons -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

John Crook papers

 Collection — Oversize 1: [Barcode: 31197232543006]
Identifier: MSS 158

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.

Dates: 1851-1941

James Dalley biography

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230351048]
Identifier: MSS 5907

A biography of James Dalley about his early life.

Dates: 1821-1905

Diary on Mormon overland travel

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233641742]
Identifier: MSS 8296
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1854 June-September

Archibald Gardner autobiography

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 537
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: approximately 1858-1870

William T. Sherman letter

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7713
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1874 August 20

Elijah Spray diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230232941]
Identifier: MSS 711
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1873-1878

Ephraim Weston letter

 Collection — Oversize-folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239255059]
Identifier: MSS 3820
Scope and Contents Materials include a handwritten letter written April 10, 1844 in Hancock, New Hampshire. The letter is addressed to close family friends, the James Cunningham family of Rockford, Illinois. The letter includes memories of past interactions as well as an update on the Weston family. Notably, Weston asks for informatin about the Mormons, explaining that some of his friends are falling the "false delution" of Joseph Smith. He also notes that his uncle has sold his property and intends to join...
Dates: 1844 April 10