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The book of life of Hugh Moon

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 751
Scope and Contents Typescript of an autobiography. Moon was born in Lancashire, England, converted to Mormonism with his parents, came to Nauvoo, Illinois, migrated to Utah in 1848, moved to St. George, Utah, in 1861, and relocated to Farmington, Utah, in 1866.
Dates: 1869

Newbern I. Butt price list

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 30
Overview The collection contains handwritten notations on printed columns. The materials trace the price of various agricultural items and certain foods in Provo, Salt Lake City, and St. George, Utah from 1852-1910.
Dates: 1852-1910

Biographical sketch of William Carter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 528
Scope and Contents Typewritten biography. Also included is a typewritten poem by Johnson. William Carter was a Mormon who lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, migrated to Utah in 1847, and lived in Salt Lake City and later in St. George, Utah. He was a polygamist who spent time in the Utah penitentiary for bigamy.
Dates: 1938

Mary E. Woolley Chamberlain : handmaiden of the Lord

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1099
Scope and Contents Bound typewritten autobiography of Mary Woolley Chamberlain. Mary lived in St. George, Kanab, Provo, and Salt Lake City, Utah. She gives detailed accounts of family life, Mormon Church activities, and events in these towns and in Utah in general from her birth to 1936 when she wrote her history. This record was compiled, typed, and put with genealogy work-sheets and photographs probably in 1981. Also included are tributes to Mary by family members.
Dates: approximately 1936-1981

Esaias Edwards autobiography and diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 184
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography and diary. The account is retrospective until 1856. Edwards writes extensively about his conversion to the Mormon Church in 1839, life at Nauvoo, Illinois, and the death of two of his wives. There is a lengthy discussion in the opening pages of the diary about astronomy and a family cooperative city, "Edwardsville," which he hoped to build. Edwards made the overland journey from Iowa to Salt Lake City in 1848 by ox team and writes briefly about the scarcity of feed and...
Dates: 1856-1882

Eleanor Cannon Woodbury Jarvis autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3098
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript. The item is a fragment of an autobiography of Eleanor Cannon Woodbury Jarvis. She was born on 9 March 1854. She moved to St. George, Utah, in 1861 and married George Frederick Jarvis in 1872. She tells about her and her husband's work in the Mormon Church, describes the activities of her children, and gives her opinion of polygamy.
Dates: approximately 1922

George Frederick Jarvis life sketch

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3099
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript. The item is an autobiography of George Frederick Jarvis, who was born on 16 June 1847 in Stepney, England. The item was written in the third person. Jarvis migrated to the United States with his family and came to Utah in 1860. He had problems with his feet while walking to Utah. He lived in Salt Lake City until 1861 when his family moved to St. George, Utah. He participated in military actions against Indians, married Eleanor Cannon on 7...
Dates: approximately 1920

Seth Johnson family history

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2209
Scope and Contents Handwritten and typewritten biographies, diaries, newspaper clippings, and family genealogical records. Included are biographies of Benjamin F. Johnson (1818-1905), Joel Hill Johnson (1802-1882), and Seth Johnson (1839-1927). The Johnson family joined the Mormon Church in the 1830s, lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, and later migrated to Utah where they settled in various communities.
Dates: 1860-1947

George Laub papers

Identifier: Vault MSS 819
Scope and Contents This collection contains three account books of George Laub that record his carpentry work and expenses, 1843-1844, 1850-1851, and 1862-1868. Also contains miscellaneous financial documents, and several letters to and from George Laub and his family and friends, 1845-1880.
Dates: 1843-1880

Commodore Perry Liston autobiography

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3109
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript. The item is a ten-page autobiography of Commodore Perry Liston. Also included is an index to the item. Liston describes how he was born in Ohio in 1821 and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) in 1851. He came to Utah in 1852 and moved to Cedar City. He was present at Mountain Meadows in 1857 when the Fancher Train was destroyed. He thought "there were some good people among them, consequently I did oppose Killing them....
Dates: 1877

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