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Washington County (Utah) -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Name Authority File

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Robert D. Adams diary and autobiographical anecdotes

 File — Folder 1: [31197230238633]
Identifier: MSS SC 350
Scope and Contents Holograph descriptions of events in Torrey, Escalante, Teasdale, Hurricane, Orderville and St. George, Utah, the latter the location of Adams' photographic studio.

Biography of Samuel Kendall Gifford, pioneer of 11 September 1850

 File — Folder 1: [31197225523932]
Identifier: MSS 2846
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typewritten biography. Samuel Kendall Gifford was born in New York in 1821 and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days Saints. He migrated to Utah in 1850, settled in Washington County, Utah, had four wives, and died in 1907.

Hilda Hall Bringhurst biography

 File — Folder 1: [31197231055424]
Identifier: MSS 1315
Scope and Contents Typewritten biography of Alfred Lorenzo Hall. Bringhurst writes about her father's life in the Dixie area of southern Utah. The date of the composition of the item is uncertain.

History of Robert Gardner, Jr. / written by himself at St. George, Utah

 Item — Folder 1: [31197230305424]
Identifier: MSS SC 793
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript. Detailed account of frontier life in Canada; his family's conversion to Mormonism in the early 1840s; a trip to Nauvoo, Illinois, in June 1845; the trip across the plains to Utah in 1847; and life in pioneer Utah.Also includes account of the author's mission to Canada (1857-1858) and his subsequent recall because of the Utah War, along with his family's move to settle St. George, Utah. Ends with text of Gardner's patriarchal blessing, genealogical...

William Derby Johnson diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1506
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photocopied diaries. The initial thirty-two pages are autobiographical and tell of the first twenty-one years of the author's life. The journal entries are from December 2, 1871 to January 24, 1894. The years 1873 to 1876 are summarized. Johnson attended Deseret University and later taught there. He married Lucy A. Salisbury on November 29, 1869. He taught school in Washington and Kanab, Utah. Johnson served as a territorial legislator 1878-1882 from Kane and...

William Addington Martindale papers

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3101
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photocopies of the original materials documenting the history of Duncan's Retreat, Utah, biographical information on William Addington Martindale, journal entries from William Martindale, and photographs. The folders are contained in one box.

Artemus Millet autobiographies

 File — Folder 1: [31197230317171]
Identifier: MSS SC 1899
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten autobiographies of Artemus Millet including the typescripts of them. MIllet describes his conversion to the Mormon faith, his experiences as a Mormon Pioneer, and his spiritual interpretations of the events of his life.

Life of John Parker

 File — Folder 1: [31197230334853]
Identifier: MSS 1093
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a typewritten biography of John Parker (1812-1886). Parker was a convert to the Mormon Church and a pioneer to Utah who settled in Washington County and Bountiful, Utah.

John D. Lee petition

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197233289765]
Identifier: Vault MSS 413
Scope and Contents Handwritten petition, dated 15 Nov. 1853, addressed to the Utah Territorial legislature, and signed by Lee and twenty-six others. The petition requests that $2000 be appropriated to build a road from Ft. Harmony, Utah, through the St. George Valley to connect with the California Road. The signers argue that such a road would facilitate further settlement in the Washington and Iron counties of Utah.

Charles Smith papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 554
Scope and Contents Holographs with partial typescripts (photocopies) and typescript (photocopy). The journal tells of his life in England, Nauvoo, Illinois and Washington County, Utah, missions to England and Europe, and his life in the United Order as a polygamist. The journal 1860-1862 is written completely in Pitman shorthand. Record book includes family names and Latter-day Saint Church temple ordinances completed. Also included are an autobiographical sketch, an obituary, a memorium written by a grandchild,...