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Arza Adams autobiographies and diaries

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3260
Scope and Contents Photocopies of microfilm copies of handwritten diaries. Adams joined the Mormon Church in 1836 and served as missionary for that faith in Canada. He moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, and worked on the Nauvoo Temple. He came to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1849.
Dates: approximately 1840-1858

Jacob G. Bigler autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2757
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a typescript of an autobiography. Bigler writes about his relationship with the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), his life in Nauvoo, Illinois, his migration to Utah, and his life in Nephi, Utah. Bigler served on a mission for the Mormon Church in Ireland and was active in Mormon Church activities in Nephi.
Dates: 1907

William Clayton diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 47
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary in pencil. Clayton kept this diary from 1 Jan. 1840 to 13 Feb. 1842. Clayton writes about his missionary activities for the Mormon Church in England and his return to the United States. He also writes about his daily activities in Nauvoo, Illinois. Clayton's diary was published by James B. Allen and Thomas G. Alexander under the title: "Manchester Mormons: the Journal of William Clayton."
Dates: 1840-1842

William Clayton diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 423
Scope and Contents Typewritten copy of a handwritten diary. Clayton kept this diary from 1 Jan. 1840 to 13 Feb. 1842. Clayton writes about his missionary activities for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England and his return to the United States. He also writes about his daily activities in Nauvoo, Illinois. This item was typed by Alan S. Young in 1961. Also included are extensive footnotes relating to Clayton's entries into his journal. Clayton's diary was published by James B. Allen and...
Dates: 1840

Caroline Barnes Crosby autobiography and diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2343
Scope and Contents These materials were photocopied from microfilm copies of handwritten items. Caroline Crosby wrote about her early life in Massachusetts and Canada. She married Jonathan Crosby in 1834. She was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1835. She lived in Kirtland, Ohio, and later moved to Indiana. Caroline came to Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1843. She later migrated to Utah in 1848. Caroline and her husband were called to the Society Islands as missionaries in 1850 and arrived...
Dates: 1848-1883

Jonathan Crosby autobiography and diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2284
Scope and Contents Photocopies of a handwritten autobiography and diary. Also included is a typescript of these items. Crosby joined the Mormon Church and followed that faith to Kirtland, Ohio and later to Nauvoo, Illinois. Crosby migrated to Utah in 1848. He served on missions for the Mormon Church in Canada, 1842-3, and in the South Pacific, 1850-2, where he spent most of his time in Tahiti. The diary covers the years 1850 to 1852.
Dates: 1850-1852

Benjamin Franklin Cummings diaries and an autobiography

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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

John Murdock autobiographies and an essay

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Identifier: MSS SC 3241
Scope and Contents Photocopies of microfilm copies of handwritten materials. The collection consists of a lengthy and a shortened version of an autobiography. Murdock wrote about his early life and his converstion to the Mormon Church in 1830. He followed that faith to Kirtland, Ohio; Missouri; and Illinois. He migrated to Council Bluffs, Iowa, and came to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1847. He served on missions for the Mormon Church in New York and Australia. Murdock copied letters from leaders of the Mormon...
Dates: 1835-1864

David Pettigrew autobiography and diary

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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, his...
Dates: 1840-1861

Samuel W. Richards diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 732
Scope and Contents Photocopies of excerpts from handwritten diaries. The items cover the years 1846-1847, 1857-1859, 1868, 1869, 1873, and 1875-1876. Richards lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, presided over the European Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, prepared Utah Militia units for an expedition into Sanpete County, and served on another mission to the Eastern United States. Also included are patriarchal blessings and miscellaneous items relating to Richards and his family.
Dates: 1846-1876

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 6
Clayton, William, 1814-1879 2
Crosby, Jonathan 2
Richards, Samuel W. (Samuel Whitney), 1824-1909 2
Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844 2