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Andrew Jackson Allen autobiography and diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3213
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript of an autobiography and diary. Allen writes about his youth in Kentucky and move to Missouri after he joined the Mormon Church. He later moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, and joined the Mormon exodus to Utah in 1847. He tells about the hardships of early settlement in Salt Lake City, Utah. His diary starts in 1857. It has many gaps and entries were often months apart. He writes about the "Utah War;" his work on the railroad in 1868 and 1869; his...
Dates: 1857-1884

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

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...
Dates: 1864-1865

Thomas Bullock papers

 Collection
Identifier: Vault MSS 772
Scope and Contents Contains materials pertaining to the life and family members of Thomas Bullock. Includes personal and professional materials of journals, letters of correspondence, financial records, certificates, genealogical data, recorded blessings, and poems. His original and copied journal excerpts document day to day life, spiritual experiences, and recorded historical moments while living in Nauvoo, Illinois, on the Mormon Trail in 1858, and living in Utah. Letters of correspondence are penned by...
Dates: 1808-1991; Majority of material found within 1808-1892

E. V. Carter papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 405
Scope and Contents Handwritten record (plus photocopies) of Carter's journey frm Ohio to St. Louis via Wisconsin. ALS's dated Oct. 15, 24, 1845 (plus photocopies) to his wife, Mary Hine Carter, are revised transcripts of diary. Diary entry for November 13 describes a visit to the Nauvoo, Illinois Temple.This is a journal kept by E.V. Carter during his journey from Tallmadge, Ohio, to St. Louis, Missouri. He wrote of a lecturer, "Mr. Little John," at a Methodist house in White Pigeon Prarie,...
Dates: 1845

William Clayton diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 47
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary in pencil. Clayton kept this diary from 1 Jan. 1840 to 13 Feb. 1842. Clayton writes about his missionary activities for the Mormon Church in England and his return to the United States. He also writes about his daily activities in Nauvoo, Illinois. Clayton's diary was published by James B. Allen and Thomas G. Alexander under the title: "Manchester Mormons: the Journal of William Clayton."

Dates: 1840-1842

William Clayton diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 423
Scope and Contents Typewritten copy of a handwritten diary. Clayton kept this diary from 1 Jan. 1840 to 13 Feb. 1842. Clayton writes about his missionary activities for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England and his return to the United States. He also writes about his daily activities in Nauvoo, Illinois. This item was typed by Alan S. Young in 1961. Also included are extensive footnotes relating to Clayton's entries into his journal. Clayton's diary was published by James B. Allen...
Dates: 1840

Jonathan Crosby autobiography and diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2284
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of a handwritten autobiography and diary. Also included is a typescript of these items. Crosby joined the Mormon Church and followed that faith to Kirtland, Ohio and later to Nauvoo, Illinois. Crosby migrated to Utah in 1848. He served on missions for the Mormon Church in Canada, 1842-3, and in the South Pacific, 1850-2, where he spent most of his time in Tahiti. The diary covers the years 1850 to 1852.

Dates: 1850-1852

Benjamin Franklin Cummings diaries and an autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 164
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries including an autobiography. Cummings' autobiography covers his early life when he lived in Ohio and Navuoo, Illinois, served on a mission to Maine, and left Illinois for Utah. Cummings' diaries tell about his mission to the Indians in Idaho in the "Salmon River Mission," his service during the "Utah Expedition" of 1857-1858, his various encounters with Indians, his mission to Iowa in 1878 and 1879, and his life in Ogden and Salt Lake City, Utah. Also included is a...
Dates: 1854-1879

Joseph Curtis diaries

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3245
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of handwritten diaries. Curtis also writes about his early life. He was born in Pennsylvania and joined the Mormon Church in 1833. He lived in Missouri and told about the persecution of Mormons there. He later lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, and served on two missions at that time. He came to Utah in 1848 and later settled in Utah Valley, Utah. Curtis was involved in numerous activities including defending Utah from the Utah Expedition in 1858.

Dates: 1836-1858

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