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Brigham Young letter to Rufus C. Allen

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 578
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten letter dated 1 March 1857 and addressed to Refus C. Allen. Young writes about protection against the Indians, presenting a good example for the Indians, and gives his approval for a school for Indian children.
Dates: 1857

J. Winter Smith collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8387
Scope and Contents Collection of photocopies of handwritten transcriptions and original documents from the nineteenth century that pertain to the lives of members of the Joseph Smith family. The materials were collected by Joseph Smith's great nephew, J. Winter Smith. Includes copies of correspondence, diary entries, obituaries, life histories, and genealogical documents associated with the family. These include reflections on past periods of church history, personal problems in the Smith family, persecution...
Dates: approximately 1840-1932

A. O. Smoot papers

 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...
Dates: 1837-1892

Wilford Woodruff correspondence

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1541
Scope and Contents Photocopies of letters exchanged between Wilford Woodruff and his brother, Asahel. Wilford describes baptising their family members into the Mormon Church and establishing a branch of that Church in Farmington, Conn. He announces the 14 July birth of his daughter and outlines preparations to migrate to Missouri. He bears testimony to the truthfulness of the Mormon Church.
Dates: 1838

Wilford Woodruff letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 818
Scope and Contents This is a collection of photocopies of letters written by Wilford Woodruff and several miscellaneous items. Woodruff signed 14 of the letters as Lewis Allen, a pseudonym used by him during the time he was on the underground, hiding from federal officials. The letters were addressed to Thomas P. Cottam, at that time bishop of the St. George Fourth Ward and a prominent civic and LDS Church leader in St. George, Utah. Also enclosed are two letters to "Grand Pa Cottam" one of which is signed...
Dates: 1887-1889

Brigham Young letter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2019
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten letter. The item is dated Sept. 14, 1857 and is addressed to "Major McCullogh" and Lewis Brunson (1831-1888). Brunson was the bishop in Fillmore, Utah for the Mormon Church. Young states that preparations are to be made to deal with the advancing federal troops which were part of the Utah Expedition, 1857-1858. He also outlines the nature of the defense of Utah. In resistance the Utahns would "desolate the Territory" and "waylay our enemies." Young also admonishes...
Dates: 1857

Brigham Young letter to William L. Marcy

 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