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John A. Blythe journal

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 780
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typescript. Describes his trip from Salt Lake City to the site of Joseph City and daily life in the United Order in that town. The diary also discusses the author's departure on a supply trip to Salt Lake City and concludes with his arrival in St. George, Utah en route.

A one-page autobiographical sketch entitled "History of John A. Blythe, From his birth to Feb. 3rd, 1876" is also included.

Dates: 1876-1877

Thomas Walter Brookbank reminiscences

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 799
Scope and Contents

Consists of three separate manuscripts: "Religious Experiences of Thomas Walter Brookbank," "Travels and Threads of Experience," and "A Soldier's Recollections." These autobiographies recount the author's early life and conversion to Mormonism, his experiences in the Civil War (1861-1865), life in Utah and the Mormon settlements in eastern Arizona, and missionary activities in New Mexico, Texas, Mexico, and Great Britain.

Dates: 1922

James Stephens Brown diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 69
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries. Brown writes about his life in Ogden, Utah, and in Arizona. He also tells about his activities in the Mormon Church including his missions for that faith to England, Tahiti, and the Navajo Indians.

Dates: 1857-1893

James Stephens Brown diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2775
Scope and Contents

Typescript of diaries. Brown writes about his life in Ogden, Utah, and in Arizona. He also tells about his activities in the Mormon Church including his missions for that faith to England and Tahiti.

Dates: 1857-1893

John Bushman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1520
Scope and Contents Collection consists of original diaries covering 1871-1923, along with typescripts; a personal account book; receipts; temple recommend; microfilm copy of the diaries and an autobiography; photocopies of appraisal and accounts books for the chapter of the United Order in St. Joseph; minutes of United Order meetings; and typecript of correspondence. While most of the diary entries are one-liners narrating the author's daily activities in northern Arizona and occasional trips to Utah, others...
Dates: 1871-1923

Alice Bigler Garret patriarchal blessing

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1166
Scope and Contents

Typewritten and signed copy of a Patriarchal blessing, dated March 17, 1931, and given to Alice Bigler Garret. Smith tells Garret that she can be saved if she is obedient to the teachings of the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1931 March 17

Thales Hastings Haskell diary

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 437
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary. Haskell writes about his experiences with various Indian tribes in Arizona when he was serving as a missionary for the Mormon Church. He was accompainied by Jacob Hamblin and others. Fifteen pages of the item are written in the Deseret Alphabet. Some of the manuscript pages have been torn off and one page is missing.

Dates: 1859-1860

Journal David H. McAllister : northern Arizona period

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 806
Scope and Contents

Typescript. Includes short autobiographical sketch of author's life from his birth to his mission call to Arizona in 1876. Rest of the text is a daily journal covering the trip from Salt Lake City to Arizona, daily life in the Mormon settlements, and a trip back to Utah in 1877. Almost all of McAllister's journal entries are one line in length.

Dates: 1876-1877

William Decatur Kartchner autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 904
Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography. Kartchner writes about his early life in Pennsylvania; joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1843 and subsequently moving to Nauvoo, Illinois; and his migration to Utah in 1847. He lived in serveral places in Utah and settled in Arizona. Also included is a partriarchal blessing for Etta Kartchner.

Dates: 1884-1894

Little Colorado Stake minutes

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 808
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typescript. Contains a short history of the Mormon Church's mission to the Navajo Indians in Arizona from 1876 to 1878 and the creation of the Little Colorado Stake. The history of the stake is then continued up to 1887. Includes history of the settlements making up the stake, activities of the members, minutes of meetings, and accounts of missionary work among the Indians.

Dates: 1878-1887

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