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Andrew Amundsen journal

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 786
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript. Author describes the trip from the Lehi, Utah, area in company with his fellow missionaries to Moencopi, Arizona, where the group farmed, lived among the Indians, learned their language, and taught them about the Mormon Church. Amundsen also records his impressions of the Indians as a people and gives a day-by-day account of the Mormons' relations with them, as well as providing descriptions of various sites the group explored for potential settlement by Mormon...
Dates: 1873

Arizona historian tells of early 'Mormon' settlement in that section : gives high praise to pioneers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 804
Scope and Contents

Partial transcript of a speech given by McClintock at an LDS stake conference in Phoeniz, Arizona, February 6, [1920]. Reviews the role of the Mormon pioneers in settling Arizona and their accomplishments.

Dates: approximately 1920

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

John Bushman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1520
Scope and Contents Collection consists of original diaries covering 1871-1923, along with typescripts; a personal account book; receipts; temple recommend; microfilm copy of the diaries and an autobiography; photocopies of appraisal and accounts books for the chapter of the United Order in St. Joseph; minutes of United Order meetings; and typecript of correspondence. While most of the diary entries are one-liners narrating the author's daily activities in northern Arizona and occasional trips to Utah, others...
Dates: 1871-1923

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

Riding for the old C O Bar

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 797
Scope and Contents Paper written by Earle R. Forrest and read at the Fourth Annual Historical Convention sponsored by the University of Arizona and Arizona Pioneers' Historical Society, Tucson, March 15-16, 1963. Reminiscent account of working for various cattle companies in northern arizona during the 1880s and 1890s. Photocopies of typed excerpts from Forrest's paper and copy of an 1881 deed. The deed transfers title on 420 acres of land belonging to John W. Young (1844-1924) over to William T. Thornton and...
Dates: 1963

L. W. Roundy letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 782
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a typescript. Letter to Brigham Young written March 7, 1873, from Kanarrah, Utah. Report to Brigham Young on possibilities of establishing Mormon colonies in northeastern Arizona. Describes in some detail the land, the quality of the water and the distance between watering holes, prospects for getting along with the Indians, timber, and the outlook for farming and grazing.Recommends against sending down any permanent settlers since there would not be enough water...
Dates: 1873

Ammon M. Tenney papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 800
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typescript. Includes a number of letters written to Tenney by such people as Brigham Young (1801-1877), Wilford Woodruff (1807-1898), and John W. Young (1844-1924) concerning the purchase of land at St. Johns, Arizona, for Mormon settlement, missionary work among the Indians, and obtaining work for Mormon settlers by bidding on raliroad contracts. Some of Tenney's replies are also included. Folder also includes typescript copy of Tenney's journal for 1875-1876.

Dates: 1874-1889

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