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William Adams autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 569
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography with a typescript of the item. Adams came from Ireland, migrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, and later to Salt Lake Valley, Utah. He also lived in Springville, Spanish Fork, Parowan, and Cedar City, Utah. Adams writes about Jacob Hamblin's efforts to convert Indians, the preparations to meet the United States Army coming to Utah in 1857 and 1858, going on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and meeting Emma Hales Smith, the wife of the first...
Dates: 1894

Washington F. Anderson diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 40
Overview The collection contains a typewritten copy of a diary kept from 30 July to 12 August of 1857. Anderson writes about a company of Mormons travelling from Carson Valley, Nevada to Salt Lake City, Utah. He tells about Indian troubles and about the miles travelled every day.
Dates: 1857

George B. Bailey papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 580
Scope and Contents Holographs; typescript; printed forms (photocopy). The collection includes a journal (l p. by wife, Elizabeth) which describes life in Salt Lake Valley and related problems with the United States government in 1856-1857 and gives genealogical data on the Bailey and Young families. Also included are a letter fragment, poem by George, and 6 Latter-day Saint Church family group sheets of the George Smith Bailey and Victoria Price family.
Dates: 1800s

Henry Ballard diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 998
Scope and Contents Two typescripts of the Ballard diary. They vary in small details and in the nature of the added materials found at the back. Ballard was converted to Mormonism in England. He arrived in Utah in 1852, was active in the Utah War of 1857-8, and settled in Logan, Utah in 1859. He was a bishop for the Mormon Church, participated in many of the activities of that faith, and was sentenced to two months in the Utah penitentiary for polygamy. He also tells about troubles with the Indians of the Cache...
Dates: 1852-1905

William Bench letter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 547
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten letter dated 1 Feb. 1908 and addressed to "Son & Daughter." The item was written in Manti, Utah. Bench writes about his early life in Utah. He tells about settling in Manti early in the 1850s and about the hardships he faced at that time. He talks about encounters with Ute Indians stating that during "the first engagement we had with the Indians 5 balls passed through my clothing but I was unharmed" and about the preparations made to meet the Utah Expedition...
Dates: 1908 February 1

Benjamin T. Blanchard autobiography

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 231
Scope and Contents Notebook tells of Blanchard's conversion to the Mormon Church in Connecticut in 1844 and migration to Nauvoo, Illinois. From Nauvoo he joined the Mormon migration to Utah Valley and settled in Hobble Creek, Utah County, Utah. The notebook includes references to farming in the county, relationships with the Indians, and the Utah War.
Dates: approximately 1870

Orley Dwight Bliss autobiography and diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 615
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography and diary. Account is retrospective until 1864, when Bliss writes short daily entries about his journey from Salt Lake City to Nebraska by ox team to help gather the poor to Utah. On the return trip to Utah, Bliss describes weather conditions, daily camping locations and mileage, encounters with Indian tribes, and more than twenty deaths from cholera. Bliss immigrated to Utah at age 8 and participated in the Utah War. Several pages of family genealogy are included at...
Dates: 1864-1865

James Buchanan proclamation

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 77
Overview The folder contains a typewritten copy of a presidential proclamation dated 6 April 1858. Buchanan states that the people of Utah have refused to submit to federal authority, justifies his sending of a military force to see that the laws are enforced, states that his actions are not against the Utahns' religion, expresses a desire that all bloodshed could be avoided, and offers a full pardon "to all who will submit themselves to the authority of the federal government." Also included is a...
Dates: 1858

John Lowe Butler autobiographies

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 390
Scope and Contents Collection includes three typewritten versions of the autobiography of John Lowe Butler. The autobiographies describe Butler's conversion to the Latter-day Saint Church, building Nauvoo, Illinois, officiating in the temple, experiences as Joseph Smith's bodyguard, the martyrdom of Smith, the expulsion from Nauvoo, the journey to Utah, the colonization of Spanish Fork, Utah, the Utah War and genealogical information of the Butler family, family wills and patriarchal blessings.
Dates: 1957-1970

Collection on Utah Expedition

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2379
Scope and Contents The collection contains the original and typescript of "The Echo Canon War," probably written by William Stowell, and a typed document regarding the Weber Military District and the Utah War, beginning with Chapter 3 [no author].
Dates: 1857-1858

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 7
Wells, Daniel H. (Daniel Hanmer), 1814-1891 3
Young, Brigham, 1801-1877 3
Utah. Militia 2
Adams, Orson B. (Orson Bennett), 1815-1901 1
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Adams, William, 1822-1901 1
Anderson, Washington F., 1823-1903 1
Bailey, Elizabeth Young, 1833-1918 1
Bailey, George B., 1833-1895 1
Ballard, Henry, 1832-1908 1
Bench, William 1
Blanchard, Benjamin T. (Benjamin Thomas), 1838-1915 1
Bliss, Orley Dwight, 1839-1930 1
Bridger, Jim, 1804-1881 1
Britton, Agnes 1
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868 1
Butler, John Lowe, 1808-1860 1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Cotton Mission 1
Conover, Peter Wilson 1
Crook, John 1
Curtis, Joseph, 1818-1883 1
Daughters of Utah Pioneers 1
Deseret Horticultural Society 1
Dickson, Albert Douglas, 1840-1923 1
Duke family 1
Duke, Jonathan Oldham, 1807-1868 1
Duke, Robert S. (Robert Stone), 1837-1923 1
Eldredge, Deon 1
Eldredge, Elnathan 1
Eldredge, Joseph Underwood 1
Eldredge, Kaye 1
Eldredge, Leah Lambert 1
Eldridge family 1
Gallup, Luke William, 1822-1891 1
Gardner, Robert 1
Green, Charles D. 1
Green, Mary Ann Radman 1
Greenwood, William, 1822-1891 1
Hamblin, Jacob, 1819-1886 1
Hawkes, Joshua 1
Hinckley, Ira Nathaniel, 1828-1904 1
Hinkley family 1
Huntington, Oliver Boardman, 1823-1907 1
Lambert, Charles, 1816-1892 1
Langston, John 1
Larsen, Hans Peter, 1835-1928 1
Layne, Jonathan Ellis, 1835-1899 1
Little, Edwin S. 1
Martineau, James H. (James Henry), 1828-1921 1
Merrill, Clarance, 1841-1919 1
Oliphant, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1825-1902 1
Robison, Lewis 1
Rockwell, Orrin Porter, 1813-1878 1
Ruggles, Daniel, 1810-1897 1
Smith, Emma Hale 1
Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844 1
Standifird, John Henry, 1831-1924 1
Stowell, William Rufus Rogers, 1822-1901 1
Tanner, George S. 1
Terry, James Parshall, 1830-1918 1
Timpson, Laura Logie, 1886-1973 1
Todd, Thomas, 1820-1909 1
United States. Army 1
United States. Army. Mormon Battalion 1
United States. President (1857-1861 : Buchanan) 1
Vasquez, Louis 1
Warall, John Bates 1
West, Chauncey W. (Chauncey Walker), 1827-1870 1
Whipple family 1
Whipple, Nelson Wheeler, 1818-1887 1
Young, Joseph, 1797-1881 1
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