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Tooele (Utah) -- History

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

William Frank Atkin papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197232484912]
Identifier: MSS 341
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diaries, and a biography. The diaries relate to Atkin's missions to New Zealand from 1903 to 1906 and from 1916 to 1918. The correspondence is from family members and friends and largely relates to family matters and to Atkin's missionary activities. The biography is a history of Atkin's father, Thomas Atkin (1833-1919), who was a Mormon pioneer that was active in Tooele County politics. The biography also includes information about the Mormon response to the Utah...
Dates: 1883-1919

Ebenezer Beesley papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1745
Scope and Contents Mormon hymn books, musical scores, newspaper clippings, a short autobiography, a biography, and letters. Also included is a photostat copy of a handwritten list of passangers on the William Tapscott in 1859. The Mormons on the ship later formed the George Rowley handcart company which emigrated to Utah in 1859. Also included is a typescript of a diary by an unnamed person describing the journey to Utah with the Rowley company. This is transcription from the Journal History of the Church...
Dates: 1863-1950

Biography : Joseph and Elizabeth Hobson Robinson

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230340611]
Identifier: MSS 2481
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten biography. Joseph Robinson was born in 1827 in England and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1840. Joseph migrated to the United States and married Elizabeth Hobson in 1850 in St. Louis, Missouri. Elizabeth was born in 1830 in England. They came to Utah and lived for a time in Tooele, but they settled in American Fork. Elizabeth died in 1908 and Joseph died in 1917.

Dates: approximately 1935

Brief history of water rights in Settlement Canyon

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225524336]
Identifier: MSS 2981
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typed history of issues relating to water rights in Settlement Canyon near Tooele, Utah.

Dates: 1973

James Stephens Brown papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 508
Scope and Contents

Certificates, poems, deeds, biographies, and letters received. The items relate to Brown and his descendants most of whom lived in Tooele, Utah. The letters are from family members and the certificates relate to Brown's Church activities. Brown was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Dates: 1854-1952

Bush family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2217

This collection, containing letters, journals, newspaper articles, and other family correspondence, has been organized into folders by year, starting in 1846 and ending in 1960.

Dates: 1846-1960

Early Tooele City history

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225523676]
Identifier: MSS 2980
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of typewritten histories, photographs, and maps. One item is a collection of quotes from Milton R. Hunter's book "Brigham Young: The Colonizer" dealing with Tooele, Utah. Another item is a history of the Grantsville, Utah, First Ward Church.

Dates: 1980

Events in the early history of Tooele City

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225524260]
Identifier: MSS 2973
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typewritten history of Tooele, Utah. Bevan writes about early settlement, the nature of housing, social organization, how the town got its name, and many other issues.

Dates: approximately 1920

John Blakey Hillstead autobiography and diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305713]
Identifier: MSS SC 823
Scope and Contents The first five leaves of this document tell of the author's ancestry in England. There is also a brief autobiography followed by a diary which covers the years from 1874 to 1879. The diary is sketchy and most of the entries are short. Hillstead joined the Mormon church in England in 1850. He was married in 1852 and came to Utah in 1869. He was called on a mission to Arizona in 1873 and settled in Tooele Valley, Utah in 1874. He was still living there in 1879 when he completed his...
Dates: 1872-1879

History and comments of local union 55 of the International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225524286]
Identifier: MSS 2975
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typewritten history of local union 55 of the International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers. This union was organized for the workers at the Tooele lead smelter in 1933.

Dates: approximately 1970