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Mormons -- California -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Bryce W. Anderson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1863
Scope and Contents Collection includes newspaper clippings, certificates, speeches, correspondence, memoranda, poetry, awards, greeting cards, check stubs, and magazine articles. The materials relate to Anderson's life and career as an editor.
Dates: 1923-1982

Henry Green Boyle diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 156
Scope and Contents Contains a handwritten autobiography and diaries related to Boyle's life and experience as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The autobiography was written beginning in 1844 and, in the same volume, he starts a diary in 1846. Boyle kept 14 additional volumes of diaries, dating from 1855 to 1889. Most of the content relates to Boyle's missionary experiences in California and to Southern States Mission, including while he was mission president from 1875 to 1878. Also...
Dates: 1844-1912

Melissa Brownell letter

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 777
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, addressed to "Beloved Sisters," dated June 26 of an unknown year. Internal evidence suggests the item may have been written in the 1880s, but this is uncertain. Brownell writes about men, marriage, and polygamy largely in negative terms. She mentions Mormon men bringing their polygamous wives to California.
Dates: approximately 1880

Cornell Taylor Christensen diary

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230309459]
Identifier: MSS SC 1173
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary begun as an autobiography covering the years 1910-1931 and continuing as a diary from 1931 to 1936. It ends with a record of his struggle with tuberculosis which ended his life in 1936 at the age of 26. A letter to Christensen from his mother fills pages 167-176. It was written the morning of his death and describes various memories she had of him.
Dates: 1932-1936

Caroline Barnes Crosby autobiography and diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2343
Scope and Contents These materials were photocopied from microfilm copies of handwritten items. Caroline Crosby wrote about her early life in Massachusetts and Canada. She married Jonathan Crosby in 1834. She was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1835. She lived in Kirtland, Ohio, and later moved to Indiana. Caroline came to Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1843. She later migrated to Utah in 1848. Caroline and her husband were called to the Society Islands as missionaries in 1850 and arrived...
Dates: 1848-1883

An epistle of the Council of the Twelve Apostles to the Saints in California under Samuel Brannan

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230241504]
Identifier: MSS SC 468
Scope and Contents Tells of the status of the Latter-day Saint Church immigrating to Utah and gives advice to the Saints in California.
Dates: 1847 August 7

Geroge Washington Hickerson correspondence and family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 840
Scope and Contents Handwritten correspondence largely to and from family members. Also included are biographies and a genealogy of Hickerson family members. Hickerson lived much of his life in Davis County, Utah. Some of the letters were written by Hickerson while serving on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Illinois. Several of the letters were written by Hickerson's son, Isaac Hickerson, when he was in California and in Carson City, Nevada. Among the items is a letter from...
Dates: 1852-1932

Jonathan Harriman Holmes diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230333954]
Identifier: MSS 1164
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a typescript of a diary kept from 1846 to 1848. Holmes writes about enlisting in the Mormon Battalion, the march to Santa Fe and to California, being discharged from the service, and his travels to Sacramento, California, and to Salt Lake City, Utah. Also included is an obituary for Holmes, his account book, and biographies of Franklin Weaver and Sarah Elizabeth Holmes.
Dates: 1846-1947

In early days : my introduction to Mormonism

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232488939]
Identifier: MSS 869
Scope and Contents Typewritten copy of an article originally published in the "Juvenile Instructor" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1896. Hammond was a sailor who met the Mormons in California. Hammond writes about joining that faith and about coming to Utah by way of California in 1848. He tells about contacts with Momons in California and talks about making shoes.
Dates: 1896

James Bassett Jacobson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2640
Scope and Contents Contains papers covering Jacobson's youth, military experience, college education, careers with Prudential Insurance Company of America and Cal Fed, Inc., service on numerous boards of directors, travel, family life, church service, and personal reflections. Some of the papers are an edited transcript of an oral history interview that was recorded onto tape cassettes.
Dates: approximately 1922-2003