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Parowan (Utah) -- History

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Found in 51 Collections and/or Records:

John Perkins diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 982
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary. Perkins came to Australia from England in 1853, worked as a liquor wholesaler, and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also included are two biographies of Perkins by family members. Perkins came to California in 1856 and later settled in Parowan, Utah.
Dates: 1853-1854

Parley P. Pratt papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7
Overview The collection contains correspondence, missionary journals, writings, discourses, sermons, mission records, genealogy records, legislative service records, and miscellaneous biographical materials covering 1837-1967.
Dates: 1837-1967

Morgan Richards Jr. pioneer stories

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227629620]
Identifier: MSS 5901
Scope and Contents Pioneer stories of pioneer boys in Parowan told by Morgan Richards Jr., James J. Adams and John Henderson. Stories about pioneer footwear, clothing and dances.
Dates: Date not identified

Joseph Lee Robinson journal fragments

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230350776]
Identifier: MSS 5898
Scope and Contents Joseph Lee Robinson's autobiography and journal, 1852-1893. Joseph Lee Robinson writes about his family, spiritual manifestations, conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Joseph Smith's teachings, his journey from Nauvoo to Salt Lake City, service as a bishop, how seagulls saved the crops, death of Jedediah M. Grant, his plural wives and his journey to southeast Idaho.
Dates: 1852-1893

Samuel Hollister Rogers diaries

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1134
Scope and Contents Materials include original handwritten reminiscences and diaries of Samuel Hollistor Rogers from 1841 to 1886. Rogers writes about his life as a Mormon in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. He also tells about his service with the Mormon Battalion, his migration to Utah from California in 1848, his missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his involvement in polygamy. He also talks about his experiences in Salt Lake City, Lehi, and Parowan, Utah, and his pioneering efforts...
Dates: 1841-1886

Richard Rowley autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230326321]
Identifier: MSS SC 2763
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a typewritten autobiography. Rowley writes about his conversion to the Mormon Church, his migration to Utah with the Willie handcart company, and his life in Tooele and Parowan, Utah.
Dates: 1897

Sketch of the life of Thomas Durham

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329960]
Identifier: MSS SC 3077
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm reproduction of a typed manuscript. The item is a biography of Thomas Durham. He lived in England, joined the Mormon Church in 1850, married Mary Morton in 1852, and migrated to Utah in 1856 with the Martin handcart company. He soon went to Parowan, Utah, where he led the local choir for 62 years. He married a second wife, Mary Mitchell, in 1860 and took a third wife, Carole Mortensen, in 1867. Durham made a living as a furniture maker. Alfred M. Durham describes...
Dates: 1936

John Steele papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 528
Scope and Contents Contains diaries, notes, correspondence, dictionaries, surveys, bonds, certificates, horoscopes, and military orders. The correspondence was to and from John Steele, other family members, and acquaintances. The materials document the activities of the Steele family, John's militia and Mormon Battalion activities, his missions to England and to the Indians, his migration to Utah, and his life in Utah and Nevada. Also included is a dictionary of the Southern Paiute language created by John...
Dates: 1816-1989

Utah Territorial Militia (Nauvoo Legion) Iron County Militia Roster

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 801
Scope and Contents 12.5 inch by 4 inch, 24 page booklet made from six folded leaves, bound with string. Written in dark ink, possibly partly written in the hand of James H. Martineau. Militia Roster, June 1857. Includes the companies and platoons to which approximately 450 men were assigned. Some changes have been made in the manuscript; some indicate promotions in their company or platoon.
Dates: 1857 June

Edson Whipple diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 691
Scope and Contents Photocopies of typescripts of diaries and biographies of Whipple. The first part of his diary tells the story of his early life including living in Nauvoo, Illinois. Includes six items, with content dating from between 1842 and 1851.
Dates: 1842-1851