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Edwin R. Bird papers

Identifier: MSS 2628
Scope and Contents

Collection includes a diary, correspondence, and poetry written by Bird between 1851 and 1860. Includes information on his overland migration to California and his activities after his arrival.

Dates: 1851-1860

Daughters of Utah Pioneers scrapbooks

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 6214

Three scrapbooks of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, dated 1948-1950, 1942-1944, and 1947 for the Utah Centennial, 1847-1947.

Dates: 1942-1950

Dudley family correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 449
Scope and Contents

21 ALS's (plus typescripts of 11) referring to family matters, exhortations to join the Mormon Church, and descriptions of Nauvoo and settlement of Utah.

Dates: 1844-1897

Edwin Harley diaries

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 597
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten diaries. Harley came to Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1848 and migrated to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1852. He settled in Nephi, Utah, where he was a farmer and served in numerous local positions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Harley writes about his daily activities often in short notes. Also included are financial records from 1846 to 1868.

Dates: 1846-1902

Lyman Hinman letter to "Brother and Sister Taylor"

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 464
Scope and Contents

Typescript of a letter which tells of his experiences with the Emmett Company of Mormon immigrants.

Dates: 1847

C. E. Mitchel letter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1164
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter written from Fuerte Larma describing an overland trek by wagon train.

Dates: 1853

John H. Purdy correspondence to James L. Purdy

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 862
Scope and Contents Handwritten correspondence from John Purdy to his brother, James, about his overland journey by ox team from Columbus, Ohio, to California in 1849. Purdy is an intelligent and detailed writer. He describes various companies' rules and regulations and his attempts to join a suitable group traveling to California. Purdy's company encountered Native Americans and two of his party were killed. He also mentions his visit to Salt Lake City and how the company made their own road to Los Angeles,...
Dates: 1849-1851

Samuel Hollister Rogers diaries

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1134
Scope and Contents Materials include original handwritten reminiscences and diaries of Samuel Hollister Rogers from 1841 to 1886. Rogers writes about his life as a Mormon in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. He also tells about his service with the Mormon Battalion, his migration to Utah from California in 1848, his missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his involvement in polygamy. He also talks about his experiences in Salt Lake City, Lehi, and Parowan, Utah, and his pioneering...
Dates: 1841-1886

Arthur Rothstein photographs

Identifier: MSS 8376
Scope and Contents

Materials include six Arthur Rothstein photographs from between 1935 and 1937. They are photographs of people during the Depression and the Dustbowl.

Dates: 1935-1937

Dennis Rowley research materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6073

Collection is composed of Dennis Rowley’s research materials which include correspondence of the creator, notes, photocopied sources, and outlines and drafts of writings. The bulk of the collection is research notes and photocopied sources.

Dates: 1973-1996

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