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Biography of William Rufus Rogers Stowell

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 506
Abstract

Includes typewritten and handwritten biographies of William Rufus Rogers Stowell. Also included are typed excerpts from the biography and photocopies of an account of Stowell's death handwritten by his grandson, Earl Stowell. William Stowell was a convert to the Mormon Church. He lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, migrated to Utah in 1852, served in the Utah Militia during the Utah Expedition, served on missions for the Mormon Church, and went to Mexico to avoid prosecution for polygamy.

Dates: approximately 1893-1950

Dalton family diaries

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 837
Scope and Contents The collection includes copies of the diaries of Charles Dalton (1810-1891) and John Luther Dalton (1843- ). Charles was an early convert to the Mormon Church, lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, and was an early pioneer to Utah. His diary is a fifteen-page typescript covering the years 1855 to 1858 during which he served a Mormon Church mission to the Indians of Idaho. He describes some contact with the Bannock and Nez Perce Indians, but most of the entries are short and relate to the repairs...
Dates: 1890-1974

Elisha Hurd Groves autobiography and biography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 334
Scope and Contents

Handwritten life sketches (some photocopies) concerning Groves' conversion to the Mormon Church, his missionary activities and his immigration to Utah in 1848.

Dates: 1868

History of Robert Gardner, Jr. / written by himself at St. George, Utah

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 793
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript. Detailed account of frontier life in Canada; his family's conversion to Mormonism in the early 1840s; a trip to Nauvoo, Illinois, in June 1845; the trip across the plains to Utah in 1847; and life in pioneer Utah.Also includes account of the author's mission to Canada (1857-1858) and his subsequent recall because of the Utah War, along with his family's move to settle St. George, Utah. Ends with text of Gardner's patriarchal blessing, genealogical...
Dates: 1884

J. Taylor Hollist collection on Wilford C. Wood

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6760
Scope and Contents Collection includes research done by J. Taylor Hollist on Wilford C. Wood. It includes photocopies and typed summaries of information he collected from the Wilford Wood Museum in Bountiful, Utah, and the LDS Church Archives in Salt Lake City, Utah. The information describes how the Church came to own many of its associated historical sites. The collection also includes a typewritten biography of Wilford C. Wood written by A. James Faulkner in 2014, and an index and endnotes to this book...
Dates: 1800-2015

John D. T. McAllister papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 565
Scope and Contents Short typewritten biography with genealogical data, typescripts of selected journal entries concerning crossing the plains, 1851, the corner stone ceremony for the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple, 1852, his mission to England, 1852-1856, and travel with a handcart company on his return. Also included are three poems he wrote, correspondence to his wife, Anne E., and to David H. Cannon, 1886-1895, covering family affairs, political views and temple business, and a description of the Washington...
Dates: 1851-1895

Cyrena Dustin Merrill autobiography

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2180
Scope and Contents

Autobiography by Cyrena Dustin Merrille, including her experience joining the Mormon Church in 1837, time spent in Far West, Missouri, Nauvoo, Illinois, Winter Quarters, Nebraska, and her migration to Salt Lake City, Utah. She describes the impact of a measles outbreak among Ute Indians in Salt Lake City in 1851, and an 1876 move to Arizona with her family. Also included is a genealogy of the Merrill family. Dated 1898 to 1907.

Dates: 1898-1907

Tamma Durfee Miner autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 888
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photocopies of a typewritten document. Miner was baptized into the Mormon Church in 1831. She lived in Kirtland, Ohio; Far West, Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; and Springville, Utah. She had three husbands and fourteen children. Her autobiography tells of her personal hardships in following her chosen faith.

Dates: 1881

George Pectol autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1085
Scope and Contents Photocopies of a holograph document. The item purports to be a diary but was written retrospectively. Pectol tells of his conversion to the Mormon faith, the emigration of his family by wagon to Utah, and early settlement in Manti, Utah. The accounts often sermonize about the veracity of the Mormon Church and comment on its history. Much of the autobiography was written on the empty spaces of an account book with financial reports from 1836 to 1840. It records business transactions of...
Dates: 1836-1860; 1836-1860

A short sketch of the life of Levi Jackman

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 605
Scope and Contents

Typescript copy of a life sketch originally written by Jackman in 1851 which describes his early family life in Vermont and New York. The sketch also includes journal excerpts from 1835-1847 which detail his Latter-day Saint Church missions to Ohio, the 1847 trek across the Plains and early Utah life. Also includes a typescript of notes from a sketch by S.C. Richardson about Jackman.

Dates: Unknown

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