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Sheldon Riser Brewster papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1980
Scope and Contents

Autobiographies, official correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates, and miscellaneous items. These materials document the life and civic and church careers of Brewster. They include letters from prominent Utah politicians and newsletters Brewster sent to members of his ward who were in the U.S. military forces during World War II.

Dates: 1919-1975

Elijah Larkin diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 175
Scope and Contents Materials include three volumes of handwritten diaries where Larkin writes about his life in England as a policeman; his immigration to America in 1863 aboard the ship Amazon; and, the overland journey from Florence, Nebraska to Salt Lake City by ox team in the Daniel D. McArthur Company. Larkin includes a description of preparations for the trail, and wrote lengthy and detailed daily entries about the appearance and geography of the overland trail, company discipline, hunting, and births...
Dates: 1854-1867

Lease of land

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 405
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and printed lease agreement. The item is dated 8 April 1872, notarized, and signed. Mils J. Norberg leases a 28 by 75 foot lot in Salt Lake City, Utah, from Brigham Young for $28 per year for five years.

Dates: 1872

Brigham Young legal statement

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 261
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten, signed, and notarized statement. Young authorizes the sale of ten acres of property of lot 1 in block 104 of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dates: 1862

John D. T. McAllister letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2149
Scope and Contents

Six handwritten letters. McAllister talks mainly about Mormon Church procedures and personal matters. The items were written in Salt Lake City and at Fish Lake, Utah.

Dates: 1885-1893

Samuel Russell, Sr. letters received

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2159
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letters addressed to Samuel Russell from various friends and family members. The items deal with personal matters as well as the Mormon Church, its practices including polygamy, and how it was perceived.

Dates: 1865-1891

Second Ward (Salt Lake City, Utah) papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2357
Scope and Contents

Handwritten, typewritten, and printed receipts, letters, and lists of ward members. The items relate to the functioning of the 2nd ward and to those who were its members.

Dates: 1887-1903

George Albert Smith mortgage agreement

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2250
Scope and Contents

Handwritten mortgage agreement of George A Smith (1817-1875) for property in Salt Lake City, Utah. The item was signed by Thomas Bullock (1816-1885), the recorder for Salt Lake City.

Dates: 1857

John Mills Whitaker diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 293
Scope and Contents Photocopies of typewritten transcripts of a handwritten journal. The items were originally kept in Pitman shorthand. The entries are extensive and detailed. Whitaker was raised in Centerville, Utah but lived much of his adult life in Salt Lake City, Utah. Whitaker details his life and activities and makes observations on Utah society, the Mormon Church, and state and national politics. He had numerous callings in the Mormon Church and served as a missionary for that faith in the...
Dates: 1883-1949

Brigham Young letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 89
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated 2 Sept. 1856, addressed to a Sister Tufts, and written in Salt Lake City, Utah. Young gives Tufts advice on the renting of her house.

Dates: 1856 Deptember 2

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