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Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

Patience Loader Archer autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3238
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten autobiography. Patience tells about her early life in England and her conversion to the Mormon Church. She presents one of the best accounts from the Martin handcart company and goes into considerable detail on the ordeal. Patience tells about the rescue and the continuous efforts of the people in the ill-fated handcart company to survive. She also writes about her arrival in Salt Lake City, Utah, and about the efforts by Brigham Young, second...

James Chipman biographical sketch

 File — Folder 1: [31197230332907]
Identifier: MSS SC 3297
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a mirofilm copy of a typewritten autobiography. Chipman was born in Missouri in 1839 and later migrated to Utah in 1847. He wrote about the plague of crickets in Salt Lake Valley, how the local people tried to kill them, and how the sea gulls came and ate the insects. He also told about the attack of grass hoppers. He later lived in American Fork, Utah. He wrote about his knowledge of Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church.

Jonathan Oldham Duke autobiography and diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 227
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography and diary. Duke writes about his early life in England, his conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1839, and life in Nauvoo, Illinois. Duke made the overland journey in 1850 from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Salt Lake City, Utah in the James Pace Company. He mentions several deaths in the company from cholera and writes mostly about daily travelling conditions and the company's organization.

Orson Hyde Elliott autobiography

 Collection — Box 1: [31197230364256]
Identifier: MSS 2059
Scope and Contents Writes of his family's conversion to the Mormon Church prior to his birth; move to Nauvoo, Illinois, 1844; Iowa, 1846; and Utah, 1852. Discusses his disillusionment with Mormonism; and travels in the United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America. Includes mention of Brigham Young; plural marriage; Corinne, Utah; and several other topics. Some characters and words are difficult to read in this multi-generation photocopy.

Addison Everett diary

 File — Folder 1: [31197230336080]
Identifier: MSS 1054
Scope and Contents Typescript of a diary covering the time from 13 to 26 April 1847. Everett was a driver of Brigham Young's ox team. He writes about the organization of the first Mormon migrant company to come to Utah.

The handcart companies of 1856 and Arza Erastus Hinkley

 File — Folder 1: [31197230315589]
Identifier: MSS SC 1770
Scope and Contents Softbound typescript of an account of the rescue of the Martin Handcart Company, taken from journals and oral family histories.

History of the life of Stephen Markham

 File — Folder 1: [31197230310663]
Identifier: MSS SC 1297
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a typed history of Stephen Markham by Julina Markham Crow. The item gives an account of Stephen Markham's personal life as well as his involvement in the early history of Mormonism. This includes his close association with the Mormon Prophets, Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and Brigham Young (1801-1877), his participation with the initial Mormon pioneer company of 1847, and his involvement in the settlement of Utah.

In the pioneer group to the Iron Co. Mission, was another great leader, Anson Call, who became a great colonizer

 File — Folder 1: [31197230329770]
Identifier: MSS SC 3079
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm reproduction of a typed manuscript. The item is a biography of Anson Call by an unnamed author. The date of composition is uncertain. Anson Call was born in Fletcher, Franklin County, Vermont on 13 May 1810. Call married Mary Flint and later joined the Mormon Church. "He was closely associated with the Prophet Joseph [Joseph Smith, 1805-1844], and with the saints was driven from his home. He had a great love the the Prophet and did all he could to protect him from...

Thomas L. Kane pocket diary and correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 796
Scope and Contents Pocket diary, 1852, 12 x 7.5 cm, one volume, bound, brass-clasped, black with gold lettering, pencil entries and pencil sketches throughout; Letter of Brigham Young to Kane, 15 Dec. 1859, 7 pp., encapsulated; three additional holographic letters: Thomas L. Kane to his aunt, Mrs. Constable, n.d. 1 p.; Kane to Samuel P. Bates, historian of Pennsylvania, 6 April 1867, 2 pp.; letter of Elizabeth W. Kane to her son Elisha, 24 February 1900. 2pp. Also a photocopy of letter of Thomas L. Kane to his...

Elijah Larkin diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 175
Scope and Contents Materials include three volumes of handwritten diaries where Larkin writes about his life in England as a policeman; his immigration to America in 1863 aboard the ship Amazon; and, the overland journey from Florence, Nebraska to Salt Lake City by ox team in the Daniel D. McArthur Company. Larkin includes a description of preparations for the trail, and wrote lengthy and detailed daily entries about the appearance and geography of the overland trail, company discipline, hunting, and births and...