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A. J. A. R. reminiscence

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1362
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed manuscript describing the travels of the author by sea from Philadelphia to San Francisco in 1853. The account includes the author's experiences crossing Panama, traveling aboard the S. S. Lewis, and being shipwrecked and rescued twenty miles north of San Francisco.

Dates: approximately 1850

American Pioneer Trails Association papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 42
Scope and Contents The collection contains brochures, photographs, newspaper clippings,programs, and correspondence relating to the formation, projects, and meetings of the American Pioneer Trails Association, 1938-1943. Included are historical sketches and photographs of monuments erected at historical sites along various pioneer trails in the American West. Also included are charters and bylaws of various trail memorial associations and correspondence with Le Roy Hafen, an history professor at Brigham Young...
Dates: 1938-1943

Joseph M. Bauman collection of photographs of Utah

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 327
Scope and Contents Collection contains 740 photographs, including 719 prints made by Brigham Young University of 594 negatives and 125 transparencies. The photographs were taken between approximately 1910 and 1929. They are photographs of places throughout Utah. Many are taken in the wilderness, especially in the mountains. There are also photographs of small towns and farms, and many of these are portraits of at least one person. There are also photographs of the interior and exterior of houses and some...
Dates: approximately 1910-1929

William Clarke, Independence, Missouri, letter to Morris L. Hallowell and Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1850 May 21

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9145
Scope and Contents

A handwritten letter from William Clarke, in Independence, Missouri, to his creditors at Morris L. Hallowell and Co., in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. William Clarke is informing them of his decision to travel to "the Mormon Settlement at Salt Lake" to sell his stock of goods. He adds that he has formed a partnership with a Mr. Packard and a Mr. James for the purpose. Dated May 21, 1850.

Dates: 1850 May 21

Eva Charlotta Anderson Bjork diary

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

Photocopy of a handwritten diary in six pages. Eva Bjork writes about migrating from Sweden to Utah in 1884. Also included is a biography of Eva's husband, William Bjork. William migrated from Sweden to Utah in 1868. He worked for the railroad and lived in several places in Utah. He finally settled in Provo, Utah. The author of the item is unknown and the date of its composition is uncertain.

Dates: approximately 1884-1930

Zane Grey literary manuscript for The Water Hole

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 7717
Scope and Contents Collection contains original holograph and annotated manuscript for Zane Grey's novel The Water Hole from 1927. It is signed and titled by Zane Grey in ink at the top of the first leaf, with numerous holograph ink inscriptions and changes to the text. The numerous ink corrections to the typescript average about ten per page, and while most are altering proper names, there are also insertions, deletions and changes of other words, and in a few instances whole sentences are added. The...
Dates: approximately 1927

Minnie P. Grow letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8906
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a letter from Minnie to mother Grow, and another relative named Nell. Minnie writes about a trip she made from Sacramento, California to Salt Lake City, Utah. She writes that she went by railroad and describes the places in Salt Lake City that she saw. She mentions meeting the family of Brigham Young while in Utah. Included is a typed transcription of the letter. Dated June 20, 1871.

Dates: 1871 June 20

History of the building of the Zion Cable and Saw Mill

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 935
Scope and Contents

Photocopied portions of Flanigan's diary pertaining to the decision to build and the actual construction of the Zion Cable and Saw Mill. Describes how the use of the cable saved ten day's from a wagon journey to haul goods around Zion's Canyon, and how the saw mill served the people of the area.

Dates: 1901-1907

Walton LeGrande Law papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 8293
Scope and Contents

Collection contains materials pertaining to the life of Law, including scrapbooks, newspaper articles, letters, and photographs. Contains information about his time as commander of a CCC camp in Utah, as commander of a Japanese internment camp in Topaz, Utah, and family history information. There are also three letters dated 1859 and 1863 from California and Nebraska to Utah. Dated 1859-2011.

Dates: 1859-2011

Andrew J. Russell photographs

Identifier: MSS 8373
Scope and Contents

Materials include 9 copies of photographs taken by Andrew J. Russell between approximately 1850 and 1902. The copies are from the National Archives, Library Congress, and the Union Pacific. There are photographs relating to the Civil War and the construction of the transcontinental railroad.

Dates: approximately 1850-1902

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