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Henry Ballard diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 998
Scope and Contents Two typescripts of the Ballard diary. They vary in small details and in the nature of the added materials found at the back. Ballard was converted to Mormonism in England. He arrived in Utah in 1852, was active in the Utah War of 1857-8, and settled in Logan, Utah in 1859. He was a bishop for the Mormon Church, participated in many of the activities of that faith, and was sentenced to two months in the Utah penitentiary for polygamy. He also tells about troubles with the Indians of the Cache...
Dates: 1852-1905

Biography of John Pearson

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 571
Scope and Contents Typewritten biography of John Pearson and his wife, Mary Ann Potts Pearson. John Pearson was born in England in 1822, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and migrated to Utah in 1853. He later settled in Logan, Utah, where he worked as a farmer. He died in 1914. Mary Ann Potts was born in England in 1831, married John Pearson in 1856, had eight daughters by him, and died in 1905.
Dates: approximately 1950

Early recollections of Logan

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 843
Scope and Contents This collection is a compilation of personal histories and diaries gathered by Joel Ricks. Most of these items are the result of interviews conducted by Ricks, but some are copies of journals and autobiographies. The 27 items in the collection are the stories of 26 individuals with one person responsible for two records.These materials are typescripts probably made in the 1970s. They are mainly concerned with histories of the various individuals and the early settlement of Logan...
Dates: 1890-1920

Hansen and Broberg family biographies and family records

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1488
Scope and Contents Photocopies of three typescripts. One is a biography of Niels Hansen and Karen Marie Hansen by their daughter Norma Hansen Decker, another is an autobiography by Ernest John Broberg, and the last item consists of family records collected by John Broberg and Niels M. Hansen. Decker talks about her parents' conversion to the Mormon Church in Denmark, their journey from Denmark on the vessel "Emerald Isle" to America, their settling in Utah, their experiences with Indians, and their lifelong...
Dates: 1868-1920

Christian J. Larsen diary and autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 421
Scope and Contents Photocopies of a typescript of a diary and an autobiography. The diary covers the years from 1851 to 1857 and has many gaps. The autobiographical materials cover the rest of Larsen's life. Larsen was converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Denmark and performed missionary work in that country and in Norway. He moved to Utah in 1854 where he lived in Ogden, Ephraim, and Logan. He was married polygamously, participated in the Black Hawk War against the Ute Indians,...
Dates: 1850-1914

Margaret McNeil Ballard autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 484
Scope and Contents Typewritten copy of an autobiography. Ballard writes about her early life in Scotland as a Mormon, her migration to the United States in 1856 and her subsequent migration to Utah in 1859, and her life as a polygamous wife in Logan, Utah. Ballard also tells about encounters with Indians while coming to Utah, and when she was living in Logan.
Dates: 1910

Charles C. Rich papers

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1052
Scope and Contents Photocopies and photographs of handwritten and typed letters, biographical notes, and diary excerpts. The materials relate to Rich's career as a Mormon Church leader. They include diary excerpts from 1836, a letter from Brigham Young (1801-1877) telling about his arrival in the Salt Lake Valley of Utah in 1847, a blessing for Rich's mission to Europe, an essay on the establishment of a Mormon colony in San Bernardino, California, and biographical notes on Rich's life in Logan, Utah.
Dates: 1836-1909

John Thompson autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 713
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography. Also included are two typescripts of the item, a biographical sketch of Thompson, and family genealogy. Thompson was born in England and migrated to Utah in 1862. He settled in Logan and later in Clarkston, Utah. He mentions meeting Martin Harris, one of the witnesses to the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.
Dates: approximately 1872

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