Appleton Milo Harmon autobiography and diary
Scope and Contents
Handwritten diaries. Includes several pages of family genealogy. Volume 1 describes Harmon's overland journeys in 1847, 1848, 1849 and 1850. Harmon traveled from Nebraska to the Upper Platte Ferry (1847), from Nebraska to Salt Lake City (1848), from Salt Lake City to the Upper Platte Ferry (1849), and from Salt Lake City to the East Coast to serve a mission to England (1850). Harmon writes about weather, Indian encounters, and the nature of the trail. Volume 2 describes Harmon's overland journey from New Orleans to Centerville, Missouri in 1853. He was returning to Salt Lake City after serving a 3-year mission. He writes mostly about his duties as captain of one of the emigrating companies.
- Harmon, Appleton Milo, 1820-1877 (author, Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Mormon pioneer and gifted mechanic who joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1841 and came to Utah in 1847. Harmon constructed the odometer invented by William Clayton, served a mission to England, and helped to colonize southern Utah.
2 volumes ; + 2 typescripts.
Language of Materials
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Box 1 has been changed to Box 4 in 2015 for Collections Management purposes.
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- Register of Appleton Milo Harmon autobiography and diary
- Jennifer Kim
- 2011 September 22
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.