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John Druce diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 950
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten diary. Druce was born in England; was apprenticed as a baker in London in the 1830s; moved to Manchester; joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1842; migrated to the United States in 1846; worked as an engraver in New York State; migrated to Utah in 1861; settled in Salt Lake City, Utah; and served on a mission for the Church in the Eastern States in 1876.

Dates: 1842-1876

Israel Franklin Evans papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1762
Scope and Contents Certificates, handwritten and typewritten correspondence, speeches, reports, newspaper clippings, receipts, a short biography, magazines, legal papers, a guest book, and a diary. The guest book and diary are found in the same volume. Some of the materials relate to Evans' service as president of the Eastern States Mission for the Mormon Church. The materials deal with his service to the Mormon Church, his law career, and his interest in education in Utah. Many of the items relate to...
Dates: 1918-1956

Biography of George W. McCune

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 868
Scope and Contents

Typewritten biography by an unknown author with a handwritten addition. The author was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Eastern States Mission in 1919 when he first met McCune who was then the president of the mission. The author presents a copy of his diary describing this meeting. A biography of McCune then follows.

Dates: approximately 1919-1959

History of Albert Merrill

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 931
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten biography of Albert Merrill. Merrill was born on Long Island, New York; joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1841; moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1843; migrated to Utah in 1852; and settled in Provo, Utah. He served on a mission for the Church to the Eastern States from 1869 to 1870 and was made a patriarch of the Church in 1873.

Dates: 1908

Joseph Bates Noble autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 968
Scope and Contents

Typescript of an autobiography. Noble writes about his conversion to the Mormon faith, his missionary work in the Eastern United States and England, his service with Zion's Camp in 1834, and his work as a bishop in Nauvoo, Illinois, and in Winter Quarters, Nebraska.

Dates: 1890

William Edwin Rappleye diaries

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 832
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries. Most of the entries were made while Rappleye was serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Eastern States. Also included are items related to Rappleye's life after his return to Cowley, Wyoming, and his job in a Billings, Montana, sugar factory.

Dates: 1911-1914

Samuel H. B. Smith letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1046
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten letter, addressed to George A. Smith, and dated 10 July 1860. Samuel Smith writes while he is on a mission for the Mormon Church. He tells about a visit with Joseph Smith (1832-1914), the first president of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and seeing Emma Hale Smith Bidamon and her husband.

Dates: 1860 July 10

Samuel Harrison Smith diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1151
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typescript. Smith writes about his experiences as a missionary for the Mormon Church in the Eastern United States and records the establishment of the "School of the Prophets."

Dates: 1831-1833

Nathan Tanner autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 836
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography. Tanner writes about joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1831; participating in Zion's Camp in 1834; life in Kirtland, Ohio; his mission to the Eastern States for the Church; and his life in Far West, Missouri, and in Nauvoo, Illinois. He also tells about his interaction with early leaders of the Church and about troubles with mobs in Missouri and Illinois.

Dates: approximately 1854

Helon Henry Tracy diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2779
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary with photocopies. Tracy writes about his activities as a missionary for the Mormon Church in the East of the United States and in Great Britain. He also writes about his life after returning to Ogden.

Dates: 1881-1885

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