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Charles Atchison letter book

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 105
Scope and Contents

Holograph copies of letters and memorandums regarding the post, its supplies, equipment, muster roll and personnel. Includes opinions of Atchison and his evaluation of the surrounding area. Also included is a photocpy of a newspaper article by James M. Barney that appeared in the Phoenix Gazette on December 6, 1958 which gives a history of Fort Mojave.

Dates: 1864-1865

Russel Benson Backus collection on Albert Galliton Earl and Elvira Egbert Carson

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8921
Scope and Contents Contains biographical materials on Russel Benson Backus' ancestors, Albert Galliton Earl and Elvira Egbert Carson. Carson's autobiography covers 1821-1898 and discusses her life as a Mormon pioneer. Earl's biography, written by his daughter Elizabeth Elvira Earl Cordner, covers 1846-1909 and discusses his experiences in the Civil War and as a businessman in Utah. The collection includes original documents as well as photocopies, and both biographies are available on DVD. Materials dated...
Dates: 1865-2016

Hans Peter Larsen autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 515
Scope and Contents

Typewritten copy of an autobiography. Larsen was converted to the Mormon Church in Denmark, migrated to Utah in 1855, served in the Utah Militia during the Utah Expedition of 1857-1858, helped build the fort at Wellsville, Utah, and settled in Mendon, Utah.

Dates: 1828

Andrew J. Russell photographs

 Collection
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

William T. Sherman letter

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7713
Scope and Contents

The William T. Sherman letter is addressed to Francis Amasa Walker and is dated August 20, 1874. At the time of the writing, Sherman was the Commander-in-Chief of the US Army. Sherman expresses his views on the topic of a book, and adds comments on the Mormon problem-suggesting that both Mormons and Indians must be assimilated into American society to survive the consequences of the westward movement.

Dates: 1874 August 20

Andrew Jackson Shupe diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 817
Scope and Contents This is a typescript of a diary of a Mexican War soldier who served in the "Mormon Battalion." The diary was kept from 16 July 1846 to 10 Sept. 1847 with a few entries for the years 1848-1855. He was also among the first groups to enter Salt Lake Valley in July of 1847. He went to Winter Quarters in August 1847 and went to Ogden, Utah in 1852. There are numerous gaps in this diary. The entries tend to be short but some are lengthy and detailed. Two small biographies of Andrew Jackson...
Dates: 1846-1855

Maryetta P. W. Slaughter biographies of Charles Hopkins

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 579
Scope and Contents

Two typewritten biographical sketches about Charles Hopkins and his wife, Mary E.S. Hopkins, written by Slaughter and her daughter, Ida Williams Robison, and a printed Mormon Battalion muster roll with handwritten entries which includes information concerning Hopkins.

Dates: undated

Charles H. Wilcken papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1125
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of newspaper clippings and miscellaneous documents relating to the lives of Charles W. Wilcken and his son David. The clippings largely tell of the life of Charles while many of the miscellaneous items relate to the marriage, Church activities, and employment of David.

Dates: 1864-1933

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