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Wallace F. Bennett papers

Identifier: MSS 20
Scope and Contents Collection contains correspondence, speeches, bills, legislative resolutions, press releases, and financial records that document Wallace F. Bennett's activities during his time as a senator between 1948 and 1974 in Utah and Washington D.C. The central topic of these materials (which were mostly created during Bennett's later terms in the US Senate) is the Cold War, including how to promote peaceful coexistence between the Soviet Union and America. They also reveal the immense changes that...
Dates: 1948-1984

George Q. Cannon family correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 7426

Collection is comprised of letters, most of them written by George Q. Cannon during his time of service as a Utah Territory delegate to the United States House of Representatives. The remainder of the letters were written by a variety of family members and friends to Martha Telle Cannon. The bulk of the letters were written between 1872 and 1882.

Dates: 1868-1902

Arthur B. Cort letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 106

The folder contains a handwritten letter dated 5 May 1884 and addressed to Clara Jane Riding. Cort informs Riding that he would strike her name from the list of registered voters if she did not come to the court house and take the appropriate oath against the practice of "bigamy."

Dates: 1884

William Horne Dame certificates and letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 110

The folder contains microfilmed copies of a certificate of membership in the Utah territorial legislature, a certificate verifying that Dame was an elder in the Mormon Church, and a letter, dated 12 August 1858, of an "investigating committee" of prominent Mormons (including the apostle, George Albert Smith) stating that complaints against Dame were without foundation. The nature of these complaints was not stated.

Dates: 1856-1858

Department of the Treasury letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2069
Scope and Contents

Two handwritten letters from a copy book. The items deal with the payment of claims in Utah and paying the "Deseret News" for services. Also discussed is the appointment of federal officials in the Utah Territory.

Dates: 1857

Iron County organizations records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 373
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of various records relating primarily to Iron County, Utah and to its various organizations. Included are Pinto United Order Distribution and cash ledgers; Parowan Equitable Co-op minute books; various personal certificates and correspondence; cash stock, and loan certificates; illustrations and descriptions of English inventions; an indenture; a land deed; and song lyrics to the "Handcart Song." The photocopies were made by the Parowan Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

Dates: 1854-1935

John M. Macfarlane circular letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 103

The folder contains a printed circular letter of 1882 calling for a meeting to elect two delegates to the Utah territorial convention. The item was circulated by the Populist Party in St. George, Utah.

Dates: 1882

W. Medieo letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2111
Scope and Contents

Handwritten copybook letters apparently signed by W. Medieo and addressed to Brigham Young and William H. Hooper. The letter addressed to Brigham Young informs him that his account has been adjusted for the fiscal year 1856-57 with the Treasury. The item addressed to Hooper relates to his application to be the acting "Secretary Pro tem" of Utah.

Dates: 1857

A memorial to Congress for the construction of a great national central railroad

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2367
Scope and Contents

Handwritten legislative motion passed by the Utah territorial legislature on 3 March 1852. The item was signed by Brigham Young (1801-1877), "governor;" Willard Richards (1804-1854), "Pres. of the Council;" and William W. Phelps (1792-1872), "Speaker of the House of Rep." The measure requests that the federal government build a railroad across the United States.

Dates: 1852

A memorial to Congress for the extension of the legislative to 90 days

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 757
Scope and Contents

Handwritten legislative appeal to the United States congress to extend a legislative session. The item was signed by Brigham Young (1801-1877), "Governor" ; Willard Richards (1804-1854), "President of the Council" ; and William W. Phelps (1792-1872), "speaker of the House of Rep." The item is dated 3 March 1852.

Dates: 1852

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