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George Housley account

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1537

Scope and Contents

Handwritten account of George Housley's experiences with the Martin handcart company. Housley tells of hunger, death due to exposure and starvation, rationing of food, and relief sent to them from Salt Lake City to enable them to continue on with their journey.

Dates

  • 1856

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from George Housley account must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Mormon immigrant from England who crossed the plains with his mother Harriet Housley from Iowa to Utah with the Martin handcart company in 1856.

Extent

1 item (7 leaves)

Language

English

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of George Housley account
Status
Completed
Author
Morgan Crockett
Date
2010 Aug 17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States