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John Murdock autobiography and diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 928
Scope and Contents

Typescripts of a diary and an abridgement of diaries for the years from 1830 to 1859 and 1832. Murdock joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830 and lived in Kirtland, Ohio; Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; and Salt Lake City, Utah. He had numerous assignments for the Church and migrated to Utah in 1847. He participated in Zion's Camp in 1834 and went on a mission to Australia from 1852 to 1853.

Dates: 1830-1867

Levi Savage diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 417
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries. The original items are housed in two boxes while the photocopies of these materials are housed in three. There are many gaps in the entries including a sixteen-year gap from 1861 to 1877. Savage writes about his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to "Siam" (Thailand) from 1852 to 1856. He travelled to Rangoon from Salt Lake City, Utah, by way of San Francisco and Calcutta. He returned by way of Calcutta, England, and New York City. He was...
Dates: 1852-1903

William Snow diary and biographies

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 857
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photocopies both of typescripts of excerpts from the diary of William Snow and of typescripts of two biographies of the same man. The authors of the biographies are unknown.William Snow was a captain of a wagon train en route to Utah, was sent to colonize in St. George, Utah with his families, became the bishop of the Pine Valley Ward and later, the patriarch of the St. George Stake of the Mormon Church. He was also a judge in St. George, Utah. The...
Dates: 1832-1850

William Henry Solomon autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 909
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography with a typescript of the item. Also included are brief biographies of family members and patriarchal blessings. The date of the composition of the item is uncertain. Solomon writes about joining the Mormon Church, migrating to Utah, serving on a mission to the Indians of Arizona, meeting John D. Lee, and moving to Kanab, Utah.

Dates: 1900

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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