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Deseret (Utah) -- History -- Sources

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph Smith Black autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 742
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography. Black wrote this account when he was in the Utah Penitentiary for polygamy. The autobiography starts in the year 1877 when Black was living in Deseret, Utah. He writes about his life in Deseret, his avoidance of federal officials while resisting arrest for polygamy, and his subsequent incarceration in prison.
Dates: 1889-1890

Thomas Waters Cropper autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232490356]
Identifier: MSS 654
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography. Some of the item is in Cropper's own hand. The rest was dictated to his daughters. Cropper was born in Texas, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and migrated to Utah in 1856. One fourth of the original party turned back in 1853 when they heard of the Mormon doctrine of polygamy. He describes the immigrant group killed by Mormons at Mountain Meadows in 1857. Cropper lived in Fillmore, Utah, and later moved to Deseret, Utah. He...
Dates: 1926

Orson F. Whitney other writings, 1890-1898

 Sub-Series — Box 2: Series 2 [Barcode: 31197231038446], Folder: 26-28
Identifier: MSS 15 Series 2 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Materials include other writings by Orson F. Whitney about religion, specifically about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There is also his "History of Utah" series that details the history of the state of Utah from before the Church members arrived to when Whitney was living there. There are also various untitled works and documents written or edited by Whitney. Dated 1890-1898.
Dates: 1890-1898