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Ebenezer Crouch autobiography

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 614
Scope and Contents Typescript of an autobiography. Crouch was born in Tumbridge Wells, Kent, England; migrated to America in 1856; and came to Utah in 1859. Crouch tells about encounters with Ute Indians, describes Orrin Porter Rockwell, and writes about being married polygamously. He lived in numerous places in Utah and had several occupations.
Dates: 1823

Jens C. Gasberg journal

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3880
Scope and Contents Journal written by Jens C. Gasberg in Danish between 1865 and 1911. Entries describe activities, missionary service for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, courtship, journey to Brigham City, Utah, family events, trial for polygamy, and other topics. Also includes inserted photographs, newspaper clippings, and other material. Collection also includes an English translation of the journal.
Dates: 1864-1911

John Jenkins autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2641
Scope and Contents Typewritten autobiography. Jenkins writes about his family joining the Mormon Church in England, their migration to Mosquito Creek, Iowa, where they lived for eleven years. Jenkins migrated to Farmington, Utah. He participated in the "Morrisite War" of 1862, helped other Mormons come to Utah, was married to three women, hid from federal officials who pursued him for "unlawful cohabitation," and served five months in jail on a charge of polygamy.
Dates: approximately 1930

Thomas Wright Kirby autobiography and diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 706
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography and diary. These materials were created when Kirby was in the territorial penitentiary of Utah for polygamy. Kirby was born in England, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1852, performed missionary work in England, migrated to Utah in 1863 where he lived in several different places, took additional wives, joined the United Order, and went to prison for polygamy. His diary covers the years 1886 to 1887 when he was in the...
Dates: 1887

Nancy Jane McCleve Meeks, wife of Dr. Preddy Meeks

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2733
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a typewritten biography of Nancy Meeks. She was born in 1840, joined the Mormon Church in 1856, married Phines Cook and later David Riley Russell, migrated to Utah with the second handcart company in 1856, and married Priddy Meeks on 12 Nov. 1856. She lived in Orderville, Utah. The date of the composition of the item is uncertain.
Dates: approximately 1950

Clarance Merrill autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2754
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography. Merrill lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, as a young boy. He migrated to Utah in 1852 and lived in Provo, Salt Lake City, Bear Lake Valley, Cove Creek, and Fillmore, Utah. He also participated in the "Utah War" of 1857 to 1858.
Dates: 1908

John Van Cott papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1743
Scope and Contents Correspondence, diaries, and a family history. The correspondence is between Van Cott and family members. Also included are handwritten and signed letters from Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church, to Van Cott. The diaries cover the time when Van Cott served as a missionary for the Mormon Church from 1852 to 1856 and from 1859 to 1862. He was in Iowa City, Iowa, when the first handcart companies left for Utah.
Dates: 1838-1913

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