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William Allred autobiography and journal

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4110
Abstract

The journal and autobiography of William Allred, an early member of the LDS church, 1819-1887.

Dates: 1819-1887

Mason Brayman autographed document

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3966
Scope and Contents

Autograph document signed and also signed in the text; a monograph legal plea, as attorney for one John C. Lloyd charged by one Thomas Clements. Sangamon County, Illinois.

Dates: circa 1843-1846

Lewis Brunson autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1477
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of one handwritten and one typed autobiographical record by Lewis Brunson. Brunson talks about joining the Mormon Church, persecution by mobs in Missouri and Illinois, his close relationship with his father, his own family, and his experiences as a missionary.

Dates: 1861

Mary Burne letter to Mary Russell

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1314
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter by Mary Burne, dated December 28, 1844 and addressed to Mary Russell in Ray County, Missouri. Burne suggests to Russell that she return to Canada and reject the Mormon faith and no longer endure hardships due to her husband's death.

Dates: 1844 December 28

George Q. Cannon letter to Wilford Woodruff

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 743
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter to Wilford Woodruff written from the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. The item expresses Cannon's concern about a bill before Congress that would "Bind the Mormon people hand and foot" in order to "dispose of them" Cannon argues for constitutional rights for the Mormons, self-government in Utah, and victory in the "war against us."

Dates: 1876

Eliza Ann Beebe Cheney letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2638
Scope and Contents

Typewritten copy of a letter written in January 1848 and addressed to "Dear Parents, Brothers & Sisters." The item was written in Winter Quarters, Nebraska. Cheney writes about the persecutions suffered by the Mormons and other aspects of the Mormon faith.

Dates: 1848 January

Peter Wilson Conover autobiography

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 664
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typescript of an autobiography. The date of composition of the item is uncertain. Conover writes about the persecutions of Mormons before their emigration to Utah, his service in the Utah Militia against the Utes and in the Utah War from 1857 to 1858, and his family.

Dates: approximately 1860

Tamma Durfee Miner autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 888
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photocopies of a typewritten document. Miner was baptized into the Mormon Church in 1831. She lived in Kirtland, Ohio; Far West, Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; and Springville, Utah. She had three husbands and fourteen children. Her autobiography tells of her personal hardships in following her chosen faith.

Dates: 1881

Nancy Alexander Tracy autobiographical writings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2198
Scope and Contents Includes three reminiscent accounts written in 1880, 1885, and 1895, reflecting on her early life in New York state; marriage to Moses Tracy, 1832; conversion to Mormonism, 1834; occasional interactions with Joseph Smith Jr.; and experiences with her husband in New York, 1844. Also includes information on her activities in Kirtland, Ohio; Far West, Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Winter Quarters, Nebraska; and Ogden, Utah. She also comments on her emigration to Utah,...
Dates: 1880-1899

Nancy Alexander Tracy autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 918
Scope and Contents

Typescript of autobiography. Nancy was born in New York and raised by her grandparents. She married Moses Tracy in 1832 and joined the Mormon Church in 1834. She lived in Kirtland, Ohio; Far West, Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; "Winter Quarters"; and Ogden, Utah. She witnessed and experienced some of the persecutions of Mormons in Missouri and Illinois. She went with her husband on a mission to New York and was a member of the Mormon Relief Society in Nauvoo. She covers her life until 1860.

Dates: 1885

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