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Rosanne Keeler collection of Utah pioneer interview transcriptions

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9027
Content Description Interview transcriptions by Keeler of Utah pioneers, typed transcriptions of which were found on microfilm in Special Collections. Includes a list of interview questions. Interviews were done as part of a Works Project Administration (WPA) project for the Utah History Records Survey of 1936. Most interviews were by Keeler's grandmother, Mary Lyman Reeve. Interviewees include: Nathan Bradley Badger, Ellen Bird, Isabel King Rogers, Willis Eugene Robison, Nicholus Gurley Teeples,...
Dates: 1936-1937

Lake family biographies

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 768
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript. Contains biographies of James Lake (1788-1874); Philomelia Smith Lake (1794-1873); James Lake, Sr. (1760- ); and George Lake (1838-1898) written by some of their grandchildren. Also includes autobiography of George Lake (1838-1898). Discusses the family's genealogy; their conversion to the Mormon Church in 1832; their migration with the Mormons to Ohio, Illinois, and Utah; illnesses and deaths in the family; life on the Utah frontier; George's mission in Great...
Dates: 1760-1898

Letter describing Fillmore, Utah

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9169
Content Description

Contains letter from a non-Mormon merchant in Fillmore, Utah, to his sister. Describes living among the Mormons and details about the city of Fillmore, Utah. Includes a small hand-sketched map of the city and the location of his store. Signed "Joe." Dated February 23, 1855.

Dates: 1855 February 23

Joseph Robert Meservy and Phebe Meservy Higbee notebooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7642
Scope and Contents

The Joseph Robert Meservy and Phebe Meservy Higbee notebooks consist of colored photocopies of the original notebooks. Joseph Robert Meservy's notebook begins in 1864 and contains a number of autobiographical notes, diary notations and summaries of pioneer business transactions. Phebe Meservy Higbee's notebook contains news and magazine articles, poetry, recipes, and family records. Both notebooks contain multiple pages of Pitman shorthand.

Dates: 1864-1940

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

Mrs. Russell Moffitt reminiscences

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 259
Scope and Contents

Typewritten reminiscence. The author's name is unknown and the date of composition of the item is uncertain. Mrs. Moffitt writes about work and crafts in Manti, Utah during the nineteenth century. Topics include: farming, milling, lighting, hay, dyeing, basket weaving, and hat making.

Dates: 1920

John Smith letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2087
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter signed by John Smith which was addressed to "Dear Chitenen" and dated 15 Dec. 1851. The item tells about the potato harvest, expresses concern about the cow which has nothing to eat, and includes a request to see the children.

Dates: 1851

William Henry Solomon's diary of the Arizona mission

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 790
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript. Discusses in detail the daily life of Mormon missionaries among the Indians on the Arizona frontier and the problems with the Indians that eventually forced the missionaries to withdraw to Kanab, Utah, in 1874. Some personal and family matters are also covered, including divorce from one of the author's plural wives. Excerpts from other records of Solomon's are included at the end of the record to cover gaps in the main diary. Notes by the compiler, P. T. Reilly, are...
Dates: 1873-1874

Evan Austin Williams letter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8804
Scope and Contents

Color copy of a letter from Evan Austin Williams, writing from Willard, Utah, to his parents in Wales. In his letter, Williams talks about armies being sent to destroy the Mormons and shares his testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith and the Mormon religion. He also inquires about other family in Wales and talks about his own, including his son, Noah. Dated January 22, 1863.

Dates: 1863 January 22

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