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Overland Journeys to the Western United States

Subject Source: Cclanarrow

Found in 207 Collections and/or Records:

Emigration office receipts

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230309715]
Identifier: MSS SC 1146
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1863

Emmett's Company

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230241470]
Identifier: MSS SC 465
Scope and Contents

Typewritten sketch of Mormon James Emmett's life dealing mainly with his command of an emigrant company of Mormons in the Mid-1840's. Typescript is marked "CHO, July 1920" at head.

Dates: 1920

The experiences of a western pioneer

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230234780]
Identifier: MSS SC 127
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: approximately 1800s

James Farmer autobiography and diaries

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197231063956]
Identifier: MSS 1433
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1851-1882

From missions to mountains : a network view of westward expansion / Richard K. Behrens

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227658405]
Identifier: MSS 6904

Essay contains information about westward expansion in the United States from 1775 to 1875.

Dates: 2007

Barzillai Frost travel journal

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3276
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1843

Samuel Buchanan Frost

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230235936]
Identifier: MSS SC 192
Scope and Contents

Handwritten biography of Samuel Buchanan Frost and a typescript of the item. Frost was a convert to the Mormon Church who migrated to Utah and settled in Draper, Utah.

Dates: 1976

Ignacio Garcia oral history

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232572146]
Identifier: MSS 8123
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 2012

Genealogies and Biographies of the Alfred Great Barker family

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230306893]
Identifier: MSS SC 923
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1949-1969

Gilbert family biographical materials

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230236868]
Identifier: MSS SC 272
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Undated