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Myron Alma Abbott autobiography

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 661
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography of Abbott written in 1917. Includes a description of Abbott's life including his birth in Weber County, and life in Tocquerville and Plymouth, Utah, before moving to Bunkerville, Nevada, in 1877. He describes the stay of the Mormon Apostle, Wilford Woodruff, when he was in Bunkerville while dodging federal officials for polygamy. Also includes Abbott's marriage to Mary Leavitt in 1881 and life in Annabella, Sevier County, Utah, from 1886-1910, where he was involved...
Dates: 1917

Anna Lindquist Brady autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 899
Scope and Contents

Autobiography, correspondence, and photographs of family members. The letters are between Anna Brady and Lorin F. Wheelwright relating to donations for the Brigham Young University Centennial. Anna Lindquist was born in Fairview, Utah, attended Snow College and Brigham Young University, and married William Wells Brady (1886-1964). She later moved with her husband to Rigby, Idaho. She was the mother of four children, was a musician, and was active in Mormon Church callings.

Dates: 1975

John Brown autobiography and four letters received

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 945
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of Brown's autobiography. Also includes four original letters, one from Augusta Winters Grant, wife of Pres. Grant; and a Relief Society Financial Report for 1892.

Dates: 1892-1913

William Butler autobiographies and letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 863
Scope and Contents This collection consists of autobiographies and personal letters. Included are four personal histories of varying lengths. Butler described his visions, business matters, family relationships, church assignments, missions served, and recounted many colorful experiences including hunting down and killing the murderer of one of his children. The letters were written by William Butler and his first wife, Emma Harvey, to their Henry Harvey Butler in 1891-2 while Henry was serving on a mission to...
Dates: 1850-1905

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

C. C. A. Christensen autobiography and biographies

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1127
Scope and Contents

Typewritten copies of biographies and clippings relating to C. C. A. Christensen (1831-1912). Also included is an autobiography of Christensen that has been translated from the original Danish. Christensen is the most noted Mormon artist who documented much of the Mormon experience through his paintings. He also painted murals to decorate Mormon meeting houses and temples.

Dates: 1900-1970

Horace H. Cummings diary and autobiography

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1575
Scope and Contents Diary and autobiography. The autobiography has a number of missing sections but basically covers the time his ancestors joined the Mormon Church to 1917 when he began his diary. The journal covers the years 1917-1936. Cummings served as Superintendent of Church schools for the Mormon Church and travelled widely on that and other assignments. He also worked as a teacher and school principal. He served on a mission to Mexico (1885-1998) and held numerous other positions for the Mormon...
Dates: 1917-1936

William H. Evans autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 920
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typewritten autobiography. Evans was born and raised in Springville, Utah. He went to the Utah Agricultural College and taught school in Utah and Wyoming. He moved to California where he worked as a salesman and as a businessman. He gives many details relating to his early life and to his business activities.

Dates: 1975

Franklin Raymond Farr autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8907
Scope and Contents Contains the original handwritten life story of Franklin Raymond Farr. Includes autobiographical information about Farr from his birth in Ohio in 1837 to his later years in Spanish Fork, Utah, and memories of Farr written by his granddaughter Florence Cook. Also includes poems written by Farr on several occasions throughout his life, with topics including Pioneer Day and other celebrations, Biblical stories for teaching Sunday School, Joseph Smith and other Mormon religious topics, and...
Dates: approximately 1900

Richard Arthur Gardiner autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1520
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a bound and typed autobiography by Richard Arthur Gardiner. He talks about his early life, courtship and marriage, business career, civic contributions, wife's death, and retirement.

Dates: 1979; 1979

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