David Pettigrew autobiography and diary
Scope and Contents
Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography and diary with a typescript of the item. Pettigrew (apparently also spelled Pettegrew) started his autobiography in 1840. His diary is sporatic and has many gaps. Pettigrew writes about his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1832, his life in Missouri during the persecutions of Mormons there, his experiences in Nauvoo, Illinois, his work as an LDS missionary, his participation in the migration of Mormons from Nauvoo, his service in the Mormon Battalion from 1846 to 1847, his coming to Utah in 1847, and his subsequent life in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also included are copies of patriarchal blessings of family members.
- Pettigrew, David, 1791-1863 (Person)
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Open for public research.
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Biographical / Historical
Mormon pioneer and member of the Mormon Battalion.
2 folders (0.3 linear ft.)
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Existence and Location of Originals
Original and digitized version of the item is at the LDS Church History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Mexican War, 1846-1848
- Missions and Missionaries
- Missouri -- History
- Mormon missionaries -- History
- Mormon pioneers -- History
- Mormons -- Illinois -- Nauvoo -- History
- Mormons -- Missouri -- History
- Nauvoo (Ill.) -- History
- Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church) -- History
- Pettigrew, David, 1791-1863 -- Diaries
- Pettigrew, David, 1791-1863
- Salt Lake City (Utah) -- History
- United States. Army. Mormon Battalion -- Sources
- Register of David Pettigrew autobiography and diary
- Rose Frank
- 14 April 2011
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.