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John A. Blythe journal

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 780
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typescript. Describes his trip from Salt Lake City to the site of Joseph City and daily life in the United Order in that town. The diary also discusses the author's departure on a supply trip to Salt Lake City and concludes with his arrival in St. George, Utah en route.

A one-page autobiographical sketch entitled "History of John A. Blythe, From his birth to Feb. 3rd, 1876" is also included.

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

Bureau of Indian Affairs correspondence

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 785
Scope and Contents Photocopies of original letters with accompanying typescripts. Covers the nomination of Mormon Church leader Jacob Hamblin as a federal Indian agent for southern Utah, northern Arizona, and southeast Nevada.Also includes exchanges between W. F. M. Arny, the federal agent for the Navajo tribes; Jacob Hamblin and other Mormon settlers in Arizona; and Col. L. Edwin Dudley, regional Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Santa Fe, NM. These letters attempt to arrange a peaceful...
Dates: 1871-1874

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

Lot Smith papers

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Identifier: MSS SC 293
Scope and Contents

Contains photocopies of letters by Smith describing his activities in settling Arizona. Materials date from between 1856 and 1892.

Dates: 1856-1892

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

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

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Young, Brigham, 1801-1877 2