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W. H. Hooper letter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 885
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter written March 21, 1861 at the Kirkwood Hotel in Washington, D.C. and addressed to Col. Thomas W. Ellerbeck in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hooper writes about the possibility of sending arms to Utah and of arming immigrants coming to Utah.

Dates: 1861 March 21

Daniel MacKintosh letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2475
Scope and Contents

Handwritted and signed letter dated 5 April 1854. The item was addressed to "the acting secretary of the P.E. Company." MacKintosh presents summaries of financial transactions conducted by the company. The company was designed to provide financial support for Mormons emigrating to Utah.

Dates: 1854 April 5

Karl G. Maeser letter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3930

A letter from Karl G. Maeser to Elder Edward Collard, 1859.

Dates: 1859

Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 843

This collection contains correspondence, reports, documents, and passenger lists of ships of the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company. The first folder contains an index of the collection.

Dates: 1853-1880

Orson Pratt papers and postcard

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 716
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter to Nelson Pratt concerning the immigration of the Mormon pioneers to Ohio and Utah and the welfare of the Parley and Orson Pratt families. Also includes a handwritten postcard from Milando Pratt to Nelson Pratt concerning the death of Orson Pratt.

Dates: 1861, 1881

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...
Dates: 1837-1892

Elijah Spray diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 711
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary. There are not entries for 1874. Spray describes his life in Morley, Yorkshire, England. He migrated to Utah in 1878. Also included are letters, genealogies, and notes.

Dates: 1873-1878

Sidney Tanner letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1269
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter dated April 13, 1847. Also included is a typescript of the item. Tanner writes to his "Father and Mother, Brothers & Sisters" to tell them about the moves he has been forced to make because of the persucutions of the Mormons and informs them about the deaths of family members.

Dates: 1847 April 13

John Van Cott papers

 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.

Dates: 1838-1913

Brigham Young letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2020
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten letter. The item is dated March 4, 1858 and is addressed to Lewis Brunson (1831-1888), bishop for the Mormon Church in Fillmore, Utah. The letter is an authorization by Young for Brunson to give "Brother Robb" livestock in repayment of a loan he had given to the Mormon Church in Liverpool, England for the purpose of emigration.

Dates: 1858

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