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William Coleman Allen biography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 769
Scope and Contents Photocopy of short typewritten biography. Crossed the plains to Utah with the pioneers as a child in 1847, settled with family in Mill Creek Canyon and, in 1851, in Draper. In 1876, called by Brigham Young to head the colonization of the Little Colorado River settlements in Arizona. Moved back to Draper in 1884.
Dates: 1843-1917

John Law Blythe papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 791
Scope and Contents File includes copies of a handwritten biographical sketch of Blythe, written by one of his granddaughters, Pearl Elizabeth Mitchell Boyce; typescripts of some of Blythe's 1874 letters to Brigham Young (1801-1877) reporting on the progress of the Arizona mission and relations with the Indians; a diary covering 1857-1874 as well as extracts from 1870 and 1878-1880.The 1857-1874 diary describes Blythe's conversion to the Mormon Church in California; emigrating to Utah; and daily life...
Dates: 1870-1880

A brief sketch of the pioneer life of Lois A. Smith Bushman

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 792
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript. Although intended to be a biographical sketch of Lois Bushman, manuscript includes a great deal of information about her husband, John, and the author as well. Covers the conversion of Lois's family to the Mormon Church in 1844; their trek across the plains to Utah; their subsequent move to establish Mormon settlements in eastern Arizona in 1876; and life on the Utah and Arizona frontier.
Dates: 1937

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

Life sketches of Niels Petersen and Mary Mortensen Petersen

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 773
Scope and Contents Two photocopies of typewritten manuscript. Describes the lives of Niels Petersen and his wife, Mary Mortensen Petersen, from their birth in Denmark, their conversion to the Mormon Church, their journey to the United States to settle in Utah, and their assignment to assist in establishing Mormon colonies along the Little Colorado River in northern Arizona. Author concentrates on the family's experiences in Arizona, noting in detail relations with the Indians, problems with outlaws and thieves,...
Dates: approximately 1936

Mitchell family biographies

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 794
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten and typed texts. Consists of two biographical sketches, one of Margaret Mitchell Blyth (1824-1910) and the other of Elizabeth Ann Blyth (1859-1919), written by one of their descendants, Pearl Elizabeth Mitchell Boyce (1881- ), and an autobiographical sketch of Pearl Boyce.Discusses Margaret's birth in Scotland and her family's subsequent immigration to Canada and later to the United States; their conversion to the Mormon Church in California; their...
Dates: 1948-1951

Andrew Locy Rogers papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 776
Scope and Contents Includes autobiographies; reminiscences; letters; and biographical sketches of various family members. Discusses growing up in pioneer Utah; courtship and marriage; and life in the Mormon settlements in Arizona.
Dates: 1932

Westover family history

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 771
Scope and Contents Holograph and photocopies of letter dated July 22, 1877, from Joanna Matilda Erickson Westover to her husband, Edwin Lycurgus Westover; a biographical sketch of Joanna Westover; and genealogical information on the Westover family. The biographical sketch was written by Joanna's granddaughter, Mary Westover Carroll.
Dates: 1967

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