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Biography of John and Louise Smith Park

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1000
Scope and Contents Typewritten copy of Mary's biography of her parents, but the bulk of the account is autobiographical. Mary tells of coming to Utah in 1847 including incidents en route. She tells of the early settlement of Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah including problems with Indians, crickets and grass hoppers, and the difficult living conditions.
Dates: approximately 1900

Elmer Ewing collection of Mormon letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4142
Scope and Contents Collection includes photocopies of correspondence collected by Elmer Ewing written by Mormon pioneers. Includes the letters of Temperance Bond Mack, Christeen Golden Kimball, and Nathan Calhoun Cheney describing their travels to Salt Lake City and other events in Mormon history. One letter by Cheney also includes a description of events surrounding the death of Joseph Smith.
Dates: 1835-1884

William Henry Hart diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1411
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries with typescripts in four volumes. Volume 1 concerns Hart's overland journey by ox team from Quincy, Illinois to the Humboldt Valley, Nevada, in 1852. Hart is an insightful and descriptive diarist. He writes about cooking and commerce on the plains, encounters with Indians, and dissatisfaction in his company. Hart mentions a handful of deaths from cholera and includes a moving description of one funeral. He also gives a festive account of his company's celebration of the...
Dates: 1852-1888

Irene Hascall letter to Ophelia M. Andrews

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 466
Scope and Contents Typescript of a letter which describes Salt Lake Valley in 1847-1848.
Dates: 1848

W. H. Hooper letter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 885
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter written March 21, 1861 at the Kirkwood Hotel in Washington, D.C. and addressed to Col. Thomas W. Ellerbeck in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hooper writes about the possibility of sending arms to Utah and of arming immigrants coming to Utah.
Dates: 1861 March 21

John Riggs papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 794
Scope and Contents Ledger account books, letters, receipts, certificates, an autobiography, and biographical materials. Riggs' autobiography relates many faith-promoting experiences in the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Riggs writes about his life as a Mormon in Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, and Utah. He tells about his experiences as a pioneer who came to Utah in 1851; his life in Provo, Utah; and his occupation as a physician. The account books relate to his work as a...
Dates: 1844-1891

Brigham Young letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 538
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten letter dated April 12, 1867 and a newspaper clipping dated July 17, 1958. In the letter Brigham Young calls Ira Hinkley to settle Cove Creek and to build a fort there. The building is known as Cove Fort. The newspaper clipping shows a photograph of the fort.
Dates: 1867 April 12; 1958 July 17

Brigham Young letter to George Q. Cannon

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 577
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter, dated November 3, 1859, and addressed to George Q. Cannon. Young writes about the arrival of pioneers to Utah, comments positively on the economic impact of the Johnson's army at Camp Floyd, Utah, states the advantages of the territorial legislature meeting in Salt Lake City rather than in Fillmore, Utah, and infroms Cannon of his appointment to the office of an Apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to fill the vacancy made when...
Dates: 1859 November 3

Brigham Young letter to Oscar B. Young

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 575
Scope and Contents Photographs of a handwritten and signed letter which was composed in Provo, Utah, dated February 27, 1868, and addressed to Oscar B. Young. Brigham gives his impressions of Provo, advises Oscar on Indian problems the Mormon settlers had along the "Muddy River," and comments on politics.
Dates: 1868 February 27

Brigham Young letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 289
Scope and Contents Photocopy of two handwritten letters with a microfiche copy. The second of the two letters was started on the same page as the first. The items were dated 20 April and 4 May 1847. Young writes to his wife, Mary Ann Angell Young, while she was in Winter Quarters, Nebraska. Young informs Mary about his experiences while on the initial trek of Mormon pioneers to Utah.
Dates: 1847

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