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The book of life of Hugh Moon

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 751
Scope and Contents

Typescript of an autobiography. Moon was born in Lancashire, England, converted to Mormonism with his parents, came to Nauvoo, Illinois, migrated to Utah in 1848, moved to St. George, Utah, in 1861, and relocated to Farmington, Utah, in 1866.

Dates: 1869

Benjamin Franklin Cummings diaries and an autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 164
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries including an autobiography. Cummings' autobiography covers his early life when he lived in Ohio and Navuoo, Illinois, served on a mission to Maine, and left Illinois for Utah. Cummings' diaries tell about his mission to the Indians in Idaho in the "Salmon River Mission," his service during the "Utah Expedition" of 1857-1858, his various encounters with Indians, his mission to Iowa in 1878 and 1879, and his life in Ogden and Salt Lake City, Utah. Also included is a...
Dates: 1854-1879

Charles Lambert autobiography

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 927
Scope and Contents

Typescript of an autobiography. Lambert was born in England; converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1843; moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1844; migrated to Utah in 1849; and served on missions in England in 1870 and 1882. He also writes about the "Utah War" and about problems with swarms of crickets.

Dates: 1883

William Athole Macmasters diaries and autogiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 160
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries with an autobiography. There are many gaps in the diary. Macmasters writes about his life in Scotland and England, his trek to Utah in 1854, and his work in a store in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dates: 1849-1886

Daniel Duncan McArthur autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 476
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography, photocopy of the manuscript, and a typescript of the item. McArthur was born in New York State; joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint in 1832; lived in Kirtland, Ohio, in Missouri, and in Nauvoo, Illinois. McArthur stayed at Winter Quarters, Nebraska, migrated to Utah in 1848, experienced troubles with Ute Indians, and served on a mission to England for the LDS Church from 1852 to 1856. Also included are blessings of family members and...
Dates: 1900

John Murdock autobiography and diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 928
Scope and Contents

Typescripts of a diary and an abridgement of diaries for the years from 1830 to 1859 and 1832. Murdock joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830 and lived in Kirtland, Ohio; Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; and Salt Lake City, Utah. He had numerous assignments for the Church and migrated to Utah in 1847. He participated in Zion's Camp in 1834 and went on a mission to Australia from 1852 to 1853.

Dates: 1830-1867

John Nielsen personal history

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1469
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typed transcript of a personal history. Nielsen describes his life growing up in Denmark, his family's emigration to America, and his experiences and hardships after arriving in Utah.

Dates: 1948

David Pettigrew autobiography and diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 473
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,...
Dates: 1840-1861

Silas LeRoy Richards diary and family histories

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 734
Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography and diary, family histories, genealogies, patriarchal blessings, and mementos. Much of the material relates to the history and genealogies of the Richards, Rhead (Reed), Stanley, and Huffman (Hoffman) families. Silas was born in Union and later moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. He held several jobs and served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Southern States Mission from 1902 to 1905.

Dates: 1870-1964

William Henry Solomon autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 909
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography with a typescript of the item. Also included are brief biographies of family members and patriarchal blessings. The date of the composition of the item is uncertain. Solomon writes about joining the Mormon Church, migrating to Utah, serving on a mission to the Indians of Arizona, meeting John D. Lee, and moving to Kanab, Utah.

Dates: 1900

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