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An act authorizing Thomas Moore to erect a ferry on Green River

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1903
Scope and Contents

Original proclamation endorsed by Willard Richards, W. W. Phelps, and Brigham Young. The document is an act authorizing Thomas Moore to erect a ferry on the Green River. The act discusses the fares that would be charged for its use. The document also states the penalty for running unauthorized ferries.

Dates: 1852

Arza Adams diaries

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 729
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries in four volumes. Also included are photocopies of the materials. Adams mentions his youth and starts his diaries in 1830. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1836 and subsequently lived in Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa, and came to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1849.

Dates: 1830-1844

Catherine Ellen Camp Greer anecdotes and reminiscences

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 671
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography. Greer was born in Dresden, Tennessee, in 1837. After her parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she moved with them to Nauvoo, Illinois. She migrated to Utah in 1850 and settled in Bountiful. She later moved to southern Arizona where she lived in Woodruff.

Dates: 1921

Biography : Alice Thornton Mott

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2548
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten biography. Alice Thornton was born in 1839 in Hancock County, Illinois, to a couple who were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She migrated to Utah in 1852 where she settled in American Fork. She married Stephen Mott in 1856. She had no children and died in 1914.

Dates: approximately 1940

Biography : Emeretta Phillips Thornton

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2571
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typewritten biography. Emeretta Phillips was born in 1854 in New England. She was a member of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints and migrated to Utah in 1861. She settled in American Fork. She married Oliver E. Thornton in 1873 and died 1934. Much of the account is in the words of Emeretta.

Dates: approximately 1940

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

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

A copy of the sketch of the life of David Cazier as written by himself dated Nephi, Utah

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 666
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of a typewritten autobiography. Cazier was born in Ordham County, Kentucky. His family moved to Illinois in 1841 where he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1845. He later moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, to Council Bluffs, Iowa, and to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1850. He settled at Nephi, Utah, in 1851 and later married polygamously. Cazier also writes about his family life.

Dates: 1913

Daughters of Utah Pioneers scrapbooks

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 6214
Abstract

Three scrapbooks of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, dated 1948-1950, 1942-1944, and 1947 for the Utah Centennial, 1847-1947.

Dates: 1942-1950

John Druce diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 950
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten diary. Druce was born in England; was apprenticed as a baker in London in the 1830s; moved to Manchester; joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1842; migrated to the United States in 1846; worked as an engraver in New York State; migrated to Utah in 1861; settled in Salt Lake City, Utah; and served on a mission for the Church in the Eastern States in 1876.

Dates: 1842-1876

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