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Toquerville (Utah) -- History

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Orley Dwight Bliss autobiography and diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 615
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography and diary. Account is retrospective until 1864, when Bliss writes short daily entries about his journey from Salt Lake City to Nebraska by ox team to help gather the poor to Utah. On the return trip to Utah, Bliss describes weather conditions, daily camping locations and mileage, encounters with Indian tribes, and more than twenty deaths from cholera. Bliss immigrated to Utah at age 8 and participated in the Utah War. Several pages of family genealogy are included...
Dates: 1864-1865

Josie Fish letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230323856]
Identifier: MSS SC 2458
Scope and Contents

Handwritten, two-page letter dated July 11, 1886 and signed with "Josie." The item was addressed to Mrs. C. Steele of Toquerville, Utah. The salutation of the letter states, "My Dear Grandma." Josie states she will not be able to come "to the Temple to be adopted" this year. She and her husband are headed "to the City, for it will not be long until it comes Court time again." She also mentions oppressive weather, participating in mountain outings, and domestic activities.

Dates: 1886 July 11

George Arthur Parkinson and descendants papers, 1896-1981

Identifier: MSS 1565 Series 2
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: The Thomas Parkinson family collection has been arranged in three series. The first series is comprised of personal items which belonged to Thomas and Mary Ann Bryant Parkinson and include his 1855 priesthood ordination in San Bernardino, his personal journal, and original letters from family members in England and Australia dating as early as 1856. These letters are written to Thomas and Mary Ann Bryant Porter Parkinson, and to Thomas's sister, Sarah Parkinson Rodwell Stapley....
Dates: Other: 1896-1981

John Steele astrology and medicine papers, 1891-1900

Identifier: Vault MSS 528 Series 8
Scope and Contents

Contains notes and printed ephemera related to Steele's interest in astrology and homeopathic medicine. Also includes some items related to hypnotism. Dated 1891-1900.

Dates: 1891-1900

John Steele business correspondence, 1852-1907

Identifier: Vault MSS 528 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains letters and other documents related to Steele's professional life and business interests.

Dates: 1852-1907

John Steele church service papers, 1843-1936

Identifier: Vault MSS 528 Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains records related to Steele's service in the LDS Church, including records related to his missions to England, Las Vegas, and Europe; temple work; patriarchal blessings received by Steele and his family; and, addresses given and visions had by Church leaders and others collected by Steele. Dated 1843-1936.

Dates: 1843-1936

John Steele civic service papers, 1853-1902

Identifier: Vault MSS 528 Series 6
Scope and Contents

Contains records related to Steele's civic appointments, including Justice of the Peace and Probate Judge. Includes probate records from cases that came before Steele, or ones he submitted to the courts, primarily in Toquerville, Utah.

Dates: 1853-1902

John Steele ephemera, 1868-1932

Identifier: Vault MSS 528 Series 9
Scope and Contents

Contains ephemera and other miscellaneous notes, letters, envelopes, and other items related to John Steele. Also includes photocopies of the title pages of all books owned by Steele, and a photocopy of a photograph of Steele dated 1891.

Dates: 1868-1932

John Steele family history and genealogical records, 1875-1989

Identifier: Vault MSS 528 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Includes documents related to the history of John Steele and his family, including his handwritten autobiography, written around 1891, and a description of the John Steele papers by Kerry Bate, dated 1989.

Dates: 1875-1989

John Steele journals and notebooks, 1846-1961, bulk: 1846-1899

Identifier: Vault MSS 528 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains diaries and notebooks kept by John Steele, including his Mormon Battalion diary, dated 1846-1847, and a Paiute/English language dictionary, dated 1851. Also includes a typescript of Steele's diary that was created in 1961 but includes entries from 1840 to 1877. Also includes some biographical notes on various members of John Steele's family. Dated 1846-1961.

Dates: 1846-1961; Majority of material found within 1846-1899