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Patience Loader Archer autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3238
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten autobiography. Patience tells about her early life in England and her conversion to the Mormon Church. She presents one of the best accounts from the Martin handcart company and goes into considerable detail on the ordeal. Patience tells about the rescue and the continuous efforts of the people in the ill-fated handcart company to survive. She also writes about her arrival in Salt Lake City, Utah, and about the efforts by Brigham Young,...
Dates: 1872

Patience Loader Archer autobiography : photocopy of holograph

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3221
Scope and Contents This collection contains a photocopy of a handwritten autobiography written by Patience Loader Rozsa Archer. The original autobiography consists of three notebooks: one stationary tablet, and two ledger bound notebooks. The contents deal with her life, experiences, and recollections. The autobiography seems to be taken from diaries, as there is a great deal of detail. It records part of the life of Patience Archer. It tells of her childhood in England, sea voyage to New York, and crossing of...
Dates: 1900

Experiences of the Josiah Rhead family in the Martin handcart company of 1856

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2713
Scope and Contents

Typewritten research paper for a Religion 442 class taught by Howard H. Barron at Brigham Young University. Using family records and unpublished materials as well as secondary sources, Richards writes a history of the Martin handcart company.

Dates: 1967

The handcart companies of 1856 and Arza Erastus Hinkley

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1770
Scope and Contents

Softbound typescript of an account of the rescue of the Martin Handcart Company, taken from journals and oral family histories.

Dates: 1980

Heber Robert McBride autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 501
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography and a photocopy of the item. McBride was born in England, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with his parents in 1856, and migrated to Utah. McBride writes about migrating to Utah in the ill-fated handcart company led by Edward Martin. He tells about the hardships he and his family faced. "We used to pray that we might die to get out of our misery." In Utah, McBride lived in Ogden, Provo, and Huntsville. He served as a scout during the Black Hawk...
Dates: 1890

Obtaining meat on a cold night

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2760
Scope and Contents

Mimeographed copy of a typewritten history. Watkins migrated to Utah in 1856 with the ill-fated Martin Handcart Company. He writes of an incident during the trek with that group. On a very cold night in Wyoming, Watkins and two others found, killed, and butchered an ox.

Dates: 1888

Alice Dandy Ollerton biography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1710
Scope and Contents

Typescript of the biography of Alice Dandy Ollerton, English convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Describes the handcart trek across the plains which took the lives of Ollerton's husband, daughter, and herself.

Dates: approximately 1980

Josiah Rogerson autobiography and certificates

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3923
Scope and Contents

Collection includes a photocopy of an autobiography prepared by Josiah Rogerson, a short account of his experience in the Martin Handcart Company, citizenship papers, and two other certificates. The materials date from between 1841 and 1878.

Dates: 1841-1880

Ship passenger lists

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 568
Scope and Contents Photocopy of handwritten lists. One item is dated 30 June and presents the names of the passengers of the 'Horizon' that left from Liverpool, England, in 1856. The 856 entries include the names, occupations, and ages of the passangers and where they were born. Many of the passangers on the 'Horizon' were Mormon immigrants who migrated to Utah in the ill-fated Martin handcart company later that year. Also included are partial lists of passengers on the ships the 'James Wesmoth' and the...
Dates: 1856

Sketch of the life of Thomas Durham

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3077
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm reproduction of a typed manuscript. The item is a biography of Thomas Durham. He lived in England, joined the Mormon Church in 1850, married Mary Morton in 1852, and migrated to Utah in 1856 with the Martin handcart company. He soon went to Parowan, Utah, where he led the local choir for 62 years. He married a second wife, Mary Mitchell, in 1860 and took a third wife, Carole Mortensen, in 1867. Durham made a living as a furniture maker. Alfred M. Durham...
Dates: 1936

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