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Mormons -- Illinois -- Nauvoo

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Lorenzo Brown diary and autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 497
Scope and Contents Materials contain Brown's handwritten diary and autobiography. Brown's record starts with an autobiography which takes him to the year 1856 when his diary begins. Describes his conversion to the Mormon Church, life in Nauvoo, Illinois, and relationship with Joseph Smith, the first president of the Mormon Church. Brown then describes his migration to Salt Lake City, Utah, settling in Las Vegas, Nevada, move to the St. George, Utah area, service on a mission for the Mormon Church in England,...
Dates: 1856-1902

History of William Adams written by himself January 1894 age 72 years

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329838]
Identifier: MSS SC 3089
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript. The item is a 26 page autobiography of William Adams. Adams describes how was born in Ireland on January 8, 1822. He was raised a Protestant but joined the Mormon Church in 1842. He migrated to the United States up the Mississippi River. He settled in Nauvoo, Illinois, where he worked as a stone mason on the Nauvoo Temple. Adams was present at a meeting after the death of Joseph Smith, the first president of the Mormon Church. "I heard a voice...
Dates: 1894

Of memories and experiences of James Jepson Jr.

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330547]
Identifier: MSS SC 3140
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript. The item is an autobiography of James Jepson. Jepson writes about his parents in England, how they joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and migrated to Nauvoo, Illinois. Jepson also tells about his parents' further migration to Utah in 1852. James writes about his birth and early life in Salt Lake City, Utah, his move to Virgin, Utah, in 1862, his marriage in 1876 to Lucinda Stratton, and his many services to the Mormon...
Dates: 1932

George Laub papers

 Collection
Identifier: Vault MSS 819
Scope and Contents This collection contains three account books of George Laub that record his carpentry work and expenses, 1843-1844, 1850-1851, and 1862-1868. Also contains miscellaneous financial documents, and several letters to and from George Laub and his family and friends, 1845-1880.
Dates: 1843-1880

John McEwan diary

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1051
Scope and Contents Materials include a handwritten diary detailing McEwan's experiences from 1843 to 1858. The diary includes brief entries about his travels from Ireland to Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1843, and patriarchal blessings for both McEwan and his wife, Amanda. The majority of the journal contains writings on McEwan's experience as a member of the Elk Mountain Mission to negotiate for land with the Ute Indian tribes in southeastern Utah, from May to October 1855, including getting lost in the mountain during...
Dates: 1843-1889

Hosea Stout letters and photos

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2036
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters written to and from Hosea Stout. Also includes photographs of family members, places, and formal portraits.
Dates: 1847-1937