Overland Journeys to the Western United States
Found in 207 Collections and/or Records:
Emigration office receipts of the Mormon Church dated June 3, 1863 and issued in Florence, Nebraska. These items are orders for provisions and assure that the "warehouse" would pay Peter Anderson $2.50 and Peter Christiansen $2 in rations.
Two handwritten accounts written by an unidentified grandchild of Albert Smith. The first story concerns an acquaintance of the family who, while traveling east from California in 1852, rescued his wagon train's horses from the Indians. The second account concerns Albert Smith and Azariah Smith, their journey with the Mormon Battalion to California, their return to Utah, and their settlement of Manti, Utah.
Two holograph volumes in three parts with accompanying carbon and ribbon copy typescripts; typescript and draft of typescript of 1881-1882 diary. Describes his early life in England, missionary work for the Mormon Church in England, his immigration to Utah and accounts of ship passage, overland travel to Salt Lake City, Utah and settlement and life in Sanpete County, Utah. The 1881-82 diary deals with a mission to England. Also includes patriarchal blessings.
Essay contains information about westward expansion in the United States from 1775 to 1875.
Journal kept by Barzillai Frost during his travels in the West in 1843. Includes an account of his visit to Nauvoo, Ill., and his meeting with Joseph Smith and other prominent Mormons. A photocopy and transcript of the diary are also included in the collection, as well as articles and biographical information on Frost.
Contains the oral history of a Brigham Young University history professor who immigrated to the United States from Mexico with his family in 1956. Also contains his memories of the Vietnam War. The date is 2012.
This collection consists of 20 leaves photocopied from a typewritten compilation assembled and written by Hazel Barker Bott of her great-grandfather's family and descendants. Bott has included short biographies and photos. Alfred Great Barker and family were ribbon weavers in Coventry, England. They were converted to the Mormon Church in 1865, immigrated to America in 1879, and came to Utah in 1872, leaving some of their children in England.
Typewritten life sketches and a pamphlet by George Choules, "The ancestors of Choules-Gilbert." Relates to the Gilbert family, their conversion to Mormonism at Hungerford, England in 1851, their immigration to America in 1878 on the steamship Wyoming and their settlement in Utah, Idaho and Montana.