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James A. Little diaries and autobiography

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Identifier: MSS SC 3216
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript. Little writes about his youth and his participation in the war with Mexico. He tells about his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1849 and his subsequent migration to Utah in the same year. Little writes about his marriage to Mary Jane Lytle in December of 1849 and troubles with Indians in Utah Valley, Utah. Little kept a diary from 1 January 1856 to 12 August 1857 when he served as a missionary for the Mormon...
Dates: 1856-1892

John Paternoster Squires diary excerpts

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Identifier: MSS 976
Scope and Contents Photocopies of typescripts of diary excerpts, a biographical sketch, and family genealogies. There are many gaps in the diary. Squires writes about his early life, joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1847, and migrating to Utah in 1853. He also discusses his polygamous marriages; his mission to England; his life in Salt Lake City, Utah; his attempts to avoid being arrested by federal officials for polygamy; his trial for unlawful cohabitation; and his subsequent...
Dates: 1848-1900