Samuel Hollister Rogers diary, volume 1
- Rogers, Samuel Hollister, 1819-1891 (Person)
Existence and Location of Copies
Photocopies of originals of this volume available in Box 1, folders 3-6. Transcription and index to both diaries available in Box 1, folders 10-11 and Box 2, folders 1-4.
Volume includes an autobiographical sketch for Rogers, from his birth in 1819 to life in Kirtland, Ohio and Nauvoo, Illinois, as an early member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes copies of patriarchal blessings for Rogers and some of his family members, including his parents, received in Kirtland and Nauvoo. More frequent entries start in 1843, during Rogers' mission to New Jersey from April 1843 to December 1844. Includes details about the exodus from Nauvoo to Utah from 1846 to 1847. Central to Rogers' diary is his experience in the Mormon Battalion from July 1846 to July 1847. Ends with Rogers in Parowan, Utah. Dated 1841-1855.