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Jesse O. Ballenger letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 795
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of typescripts of four letters by Ballenger, three addressed to President Brigham Young and one to Apostle John Taylor outlining conditions in the settlement at Sunset Crossing, Arizona. Content includes relationship with local Native American tribes. Dated 1876-1877.

Dates: 1876-1877

Thomas Walter Brookbank reminiscences

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 799
Scope and Contents

Consists of three separate manuscripts: "Religious Experiences of Thomas Walter Brookbank," "Travels and Threads of Experience," and "A Soldier's Recollections." These autobiographies recount the author's early life and conversion to Mormonism, his experiences in the Civil War (1861-1865), life in Utah and the Mormon settlements in eastern Arizona, and missionary activities in New Mexico, Texas, Mexico, and Great Britain.

Dates: 1922

James Stephens Brown diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 807
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typescript. Author recounts his call to serve as a missionary among the Navajo Indians by Mormon church president Brigham Young (1801-1877); the trip to Arizona; his activities among the Indians; and his return to Utah a year later.

Dates: 1875-1876

From the halls of memory

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 798
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typescript. Author discusses his family's British roots; their acceptance of Mormonism while living in Birmingham, England, and their immigration to the United States. Tolton also describes his experiences during the Black Hawk War (Utah) and frontier life in Utah. His account goes into great detail about his involvement in territorial and state politics, his business ventures, family life, and his mission to Great Britain for the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1931

George S. Tanner papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 775
Scope and Contents Retrospective account transcribed by the author from his diary. Record of a revelation received by an unnamed Moenkopi Indian who prayed to know the truth about the Book of Mormon. He was told in a vision to believe the things his Mormon brethern had told him, and to obey their words. The Indian also saw the coming persecutions against the Mormon Church for polygamy and many other events as well. Author believed that most of what the Indian saw had come to pass by 1890.Entitled:...
Dates: 1881-1890

Journal David H. McAllister : northern Arizona period

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 806
Scope and Contents

Typescript. Includes short autobiographical sketch of author's life from his birth to his mission call to Arizona in 1876. Rest of the text is a daily journal covering the trip from Salt Lake City to Arizona, daily life in the Mormon settlements, and a trip back to Utah in 1877. Almost all of McAllister's journal entries are one line in length.

Dates: 1876-1877

Little Colorado Stake minutes

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 808
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typescript. Contains a short history of the Mormon Church's mission to the Navajo Indians in Arizona from 1876 to 1878 and the creation of the Little Colorado Stake. The history of the stake is then continued up to 1887. Includes history of the settlements making up the stake, activities of the members, minutes of meetings, and accounts of missionary work among the Indians.

Dates: 1878-1887

Frihoff Godfred Nielson diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 809
Dates: 1875-1935

Levi Stewart letter from Kanab, to Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, Utah

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 787
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typescript. Short report to Brigham Young (1801-1877) on the efforts to organize the missionaries called to settle along the Little Colorado River. Includes list of prospective missionaries that Stewart recommended calling and a list of some who had agreed to go, but had not yet arrived in Kanab. The writer also requests counsel from Young on various matters pertaining to the mission.

Dates: Date not identified

Ammon M. Tenney papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 800
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typescript. Includes a number of letters written to Tenney by such people as Brigham Young (1801-1877), Wilford Woodruff (1807-1898), and John W. Young (1844-1924) concerning the purchase of land at St. Johns, Arizona, for Mormon settlement, missionary work among the Indians, and obtaining work for Mormon settlers by bidding on raliroad contracts. Some of Tenney's replies are also included. Folder also includes typescript copy of Tenney's journal for 1875-1876.

Dates: 1874-1889

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