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Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 576
Scope and Contents Photographs of handwritten letters addressed to "Hariot Cook," "my dear wife." The items were written when Young was in Iowa moving west as leader of the Mormons. Young urges Cook, who was still in Nauvoo, Illinois, to join him in Iowa.
File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 574
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten and printed certificates, letters of appointment, letters, an invitation, and a patriarchal blessing. The materials include a missionary recommendation dated 1851 when Smoot was called on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Britain; a patriarchal blessing from Joseph Smith, Sr., the father of the first president of the Church, Joseph Smith, Jr.; two appointments as an agent for the Perpetual Emigration Fund for the Church; a letter from...
Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1743
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diaries, and a family history. The correspondence is between Van Cott and family members. Also included are handwritten and signed letters from Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church, to Van Cott. The diaries cover the time when Van Cott served as a missionary for the Mormon Church from 1852 to 1856 and from 1859 to 1862. He was in Iowa City, Iowa, when the first handcart companies left for Utah.
Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 577
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter, dated November 3, 1859, and addressed to George Q. Cannon. Young writes about the arrival of pioneers to Utah, comments positively on the economic impact of the Johnson's army at Camp Floyd, Utah, states the advantages of the territorial legislature meeting in Salt Lake City rather than in Fillmore, Utah, and infroms Cannon of his appointment to the office of an Apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to fill the vacancy made when...
Dates: 1859 November 3
Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 64
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter dated March 25, 1846 and addressed to Harriet Cook Young, one of Brigham Young's wives. Brigham Young writes about the prospects of the Mormons migrating to the West.
Dates: 1846 March 25
File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 815
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies of two handwritten and signed letters dated December 17, 1845 and addressed to William L. Marcy, Secretary of War for the United States. The two items are identical in content, but one appears to be a rough draft of the other. Young petitions the federal government for funds to aid in the westward migration of Mormons from Nauvoo, Illinois, with Vancouver Island as a possible destination. Young requests money to build block houses and stockades on the Oregon Trail and...
Dates: 1845 December 17
- Immigration and American Expansion 4
- Pioneers 4
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 3
- Missions and Missionaries 2
- Photocopies 2
- Certificates 1
- Diaries 1
- Fillmore (Utah) -- History 1
- Fort Crittenden (Utah) -- History 1
- Histories 1
- Invitation cards 1
- Mormon Church -- Missions -- Scandinavia 1
- Oregon National Historic Trail -- History 1
- Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church) -- History 1
- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History 1
- Polygamy -- Utah -- History 1
- Salt Lake City (Utah) -- History 1
- Scandinavia -- History 1 ∧ less
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2
- Young, Harriet Elizabeth Cook Campbell, 1824-1898 2
- Cannon, George Q. (George Quayle), 1827-1901 1
- Marcy, William L. (William Learned), 1786-1857 1
- Smith, Joseph, Sr., 1771-1840 1