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An act authorizing Thomas Moore to erect a ferry on Green River

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1903
Scope and Contents

Original proclamation endorsed by Willard Richards, W. W. Phelps, and Brigham Young. The document is an act authorizing Thomas Moore to erect a ferry on the Green River. The act discusses the fares that would be charged for its use. The document also states the penalty for running unauthorized ferries.

Dates: 1852

Arza Adams diaries

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 729
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries in four volumes. Also included are photocopies of the materials. Adams mentions his youth and starts his diaries in 1830. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1836 and subsequently lived in Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa, and came to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1849.

Dates: 1830-1844

Catherine Ellen Camp Greer anecdotes and reminiscences

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 671
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography. Greer was born in Dresden, Tennessee, in 1837. After her parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she moved with them to Nauvoo, Illinois. She migrated to Utah in 1850 and settled in Bountiful. She later moved to southern Arizona where she lived in Woodruff.

Dates: 1921

Rosy Antle diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 919
Scope and Contents

Photocopied from the typescript of Rosy's diary, this collection consists of a daily account of the affairs, difficulties, deaths, and friendships of the people in a wagon train during the 1860's. She is specific as to time and distance travelled, tolls paid for the passage of the wagon, the weather, and her health, commenting frequently about the heat and that she had a "sick headache."

Dates: 1865

Armstrong family histories

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 594
Scope and Contents Typewritten biographical sketches of Mormon pioneers John Christopher and Mary Kirkbride Armstrong and of their son and daughter-in-law, John Graham and Mary Jane Simkins Armstrong by James V. Armstrong and Marcia Armstrong Jolley. Tells of emigration of John Sr. and wife from England to Utah, of his service as bugler in Parley P. Pratt's Southern Utah Exploration Company, LDS church mission to England and death enroute home. Describes John Graham's work as a stagecoach driver and law...
Dates: Date not identified

Transcription of the Averett Family ledger book

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1303
Scope and Contents

Narrative of the history of members of the Averett family, including conversion, activities in Far West and Nauvoo, emigration westward, and settlement and activities in Utah Territory. The transcription was entrusted to P.T. Reilly.

Dates: 1972

Thomas Beard journals and reminiscence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 328
Scope and Contents

Holograph documents (plus photocopies) which describe Beard's conversion to Mormonism, immigration to Utah, missionary experiences in England, and genealogical and historical information on Thomas Beard and his family. Reminiscence dated 1862.

Dates: 1887-1889

Biography : Alice Thornton Mott

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2548
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten biography. Alice Thornton was born in 1839 in Hancock County, Illinois, to a couple who were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She migrated to Utah in 1852 where she settled in American Fork. She married Stephen Mott in 1856. She had no children and died in 1914.

Dates: approximately 1940

Biography : Emeretta Phillips Thornton

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2571
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typewritten biography. Emeretta Phillips was born in 1854 in New England. She was a member of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints and migrated to Utah in 1861. She settled in American Fork. She married Oliver E. Thornton in 1873 and died 1934. Much of the account is in the words of Emeretta.

Dates: approximately 1940

Biography of John and Louise Smith Park

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1000
Scope and Contents

Typewritten copy of Mary's biography of her parents, but the bulk of the account is autobiographical. Mary tells of coming to Utah in 1847 including incidents en route. She tells of the early settlement of Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah including problems with Indians, crickets and grass hoppers, and the difficult living conditions.

Dates: approximately 1900

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