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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

Maria L. Acuña letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1118
Scope and Contents Photocopies of holograph letters with typewritten copies made in Spanish and in English translation (4 items, 21 pages). Three of the letters were written in 1866-1867 by Maria L. Acuña of Chile to her brother, Rumardo Acuña, in San Francisco, California. She asks why he has not written for a long time, tells about family matters, and refers to the war Chile was having with Spain (1865-1866).The other letter was written by Maria del Socorro Contreras in 1909 and sent to her...
Dates: 1866-1909

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

James J. Adams autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3040
Scope and Contents

Typescript of a autobiography. Adams writes about his birth in Springfield, Illinois, his migration to Utah as a small child, his family's move to Parowan, Utah, and his subsequent life there. The item is "by Luella Adams Dalton" who probably typed and/or edited the manuscript.

Dates: approximately 1910

Biography of John Olney Adams (native pioneer) and his wife, Mattie Marie Peterson

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2842
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typewritten biography. John Olney Adams was born in American Fork, Utah, in 1861 and Mattie Marie Peterson was born in 1864 in Denmark. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and migrated to Utah. They married in 1884. John died in 1932 in Bingham, Utah, and Mattie died in 1928.

Dates: 1965

William Adams autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 569
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography with a typescript of the item. Adams came from Ireland, migrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, and later to Salt Lake Valley, Utah. He also lived in Springville, Spanish Fork, Parowan, and Cedar City, Utah. Adams writes about Jacob Hamblin's efforts to convert Indians, the preparations to meet the United States Army coming to Utah in 1857 and 1858, going on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and meeting Emma Hales Smith, the wife of the first...
Dates: 1894

William Ajax journals

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1488
Scope and Contents Contains holographs, photographs, and typescripts of journals, dated July 20 to December 27, 1861, and January 1, 1862 to December 31, 1863. The journals describe Ajax's activities as a missionary for the Mormon Church in England and Wales and include some newspaper clippings, part of which are from the Udgorn Seion, the Mormon publication in Wales. The clippings include British Mormon emigration statistics from 1841-1861. Ajax immigrated to the United States in 1862. Detailed diary entries...
Dates: 1861-1863

Annie Rolph Aldridge biographical papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 506
Scope and Contents

Typewritten life sketch from a Cardston newspaper, photograph of her family and family genealogical sheet.

Dates: undated

Alexander A. and Maria E. Allen autobiographies

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 549
Scope and Contents

Holograph autobiographies of Allen, an early settler and bishop for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Weston, Idaho, and of his first wife, Maria.

Dates: 1910-1916

Andrew Jackson Allen autobiography and diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3213
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript of an autobiography and diary. Allen writes about his youth in Kentucky and move to Missouri after he joined the Mormon Church. He later moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, and joined the Mormon exodus to Utah in 1847. He tells about the hardships of early settlement in Salt Lake City, Utah. His diary starts in 1857. It has many gaps and entries were often months apart. He writes about the "Utah War;" his work on the railroad in 1868 and 1869; his...
Dates: 1857-1884

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Immigration and American Expansion 726
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Material Types 74
Immigrants 71
Photocopies 69
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Overland Journeys to the Western United States 61
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Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 43
Histories (Literary works) 36
Latter Day Saint handcart companies 36
Family histories 35
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Politics, Government, and Law 24
Patriarchal blessings (Latter Day Saint churches) -- History 23
Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- Biography 22
Parowan (Utah) -- History 22
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Latter Day Saint pioneers -- Utah -- Biography 20
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Utah Expedition (1857-1858) 38
United States. Army. Mormon Battalion 27
Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844 24
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Timpson, Laura Logie, 1886-1973 22
Jones, Edith Boley, 1892-1973 17
James G. Willie Emigrating Company 13
Edward Martin Emigrating Company 10
Shelley, Charlotte D. 10
Tanner, George S. 10
Utah. Militia 8
Daughters of Utah Pioneers 7
Cannon, George Q. (George Quayle), 1827-1901 6
Smith family 6
Warnick, Lurena Eldredge 6
Wright, June S. 6
Allison, Helen Taylor 5
Buckwalter, Eliza W. 5
Jenson, Andrew, 1850-1941 5
Kimball, Heber C. (Heber Chase), 1801-1868 5
Okey, Cynthia Adams 5
Seastrand, Myrtle R. 5
Zion's Camp (Expedition) (1834) 5
Clayson, Ruby Thornton Brown, 1889-1976 4
Mott, Albert S. 4
Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company 4
Richards, Samuel W. (Samuel Whitney), 1824-1909 4
Sager, Bertha N. 4
Salt Lake Temple 4
Savage, C. R. (Charles Roscoe), 1832-1909 4
Smith, George Albert, 1817-1875 4
Snow, Eliza R. (Eliza Roxey), 1804-1887 4
Snow, Erastus Fairbanks, 1818-1888 4
Wells, Daniel H. (Daniel Hanmer), 1814-1891 4
Alston, Louisa Grant 3
Anderson, George Edward, 1860-1928 3
Bean, George Washington, 1831-1897 3
Beck, Alice Forbes Crosby 3
Brigham Young Academy 3
Dame, William Horne, 1819-1884 3
Durham, Thomas, 1828-1909 3
Gallup, Luke William, 1822-1891 3
Gardner, Nathan H. 3
Hamblin, Jacob, 1819-1886 3
Harmon, Appleton Milo, 1820-1877 3
Harmon, Jesse Perse, 1795-1877 3
Huntington, Oliver Boardman, 1823-1907 3
Jarvis, Ann Prior, 1829-1913 3
Lee, John D. (John Doyle), 1812-1877 3
Maeser, Karl G. 3
Manti Temple (Manti, Utah) 3
Meeks, Priddy, 1795-1886 3
Pack, John, 1809-1885 3
Peterson, James M. (James Morten), 1850-1899 3
Relief Society (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) 3
Rockwell, Orrin Porter, 1813-1878 3
Smith, Azariah, 1826-1912 3
Snow, William, 1806-1879 3
St. George Temple (Saint George, Utah) 3
Taylor, Maria D. (Maria Dixon), 1872-1947 3
United States. Army 3
Wanless, Venina H. 3
Wells, Emmeline B. (Emmeline Blanche), 1828-1921 3
Able, Mary E. S. 2
Adams, James J., 1848- 2
Adams, William, 1822-1901 2
Allen family 2
Allred, James, 1784-1876 2
Andrus family 2
Andrus, Milo, 1814-1893 2
Archer, Patience Loader Rozsa, 1827-1921 2
Armstrong family 2
Arrington, Leonard J. 2
Aydelotte, Hannah 2
Backus, Russel Benson 2
Ballantyne, Richard, 1817-1898 2
Bradley, George Washington, 1813-1891 2
Brigham Young University 2
Butterfield, Jacob Kemp, 1813-1889 2
Call, Anson Vasco, 1834-1867 2
Cannon, Louisa Martha Wells, 1862-1888 2
Carson, Elvira Egbert, 1821-1908 2
Carter, C. W. 2
Cheney family 2
Cunningham, George 2
Curtis, Joseph, 1818-1883 2
Dalton, Luella Adams 2
Dansie, Charlotte Rudland, 1829-1862 2
Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Adams Camp 2
Day, Thomas, 1814-1893 2
Deakin, Maud Householder 2
Dean, Amy Dickerson 2
Dudley family 2
Duke, Jonathan Oldham, 1807-1868 2
Durrant, Ella E., 1893-1963 2
Durrant, Kezia Keys 2
Earl, Lizzie Conder 2
Eldredge, Elnathan 2
Elliott, Norma Larson, 1916-2009 2
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