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Arza Adams autobiographies and diaries

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3260
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of microfilm copies of handwritten diaries. Adams joined the Mormon Church in 1836 and served as missionary for that faith in Canada. He moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, and worked on the Nauvoo Temple. He came to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1849.

Dates: approximately 1840-1858

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

Elda Lyman Adams history

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Identifier: MSS SC 1966
Scope and Contents

Typewritten histories. Adams provides information concerning her relatives and Glen Baker. She describes and documents his youth, his educational background, and his missionary experiences in Germany.

Dates: 1975

James J. Adams autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3040
Scope and Contents

Typescript of a autobiography. Adams writes about his birth in Springfield, Illinois, his migration to Utah as a small child, his family's move to Parowan, Utah, and his subsequent life there. The item is "by Luella Adams Dalton" who probably typed and/or edited the manuscript.

Dates: approximately 1910

Biography of John Olney Adams (native pioneer) and his wife, Mattie Marie Peterson

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2842
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typewritten biography. John Olney Adams was born in American Fork, Utah, in 1861 and Mattie Marie Peterson was born in 1864 in Denmark. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and migrated to Utah. They married in 1884. John died in 1932 in Bingham, Utah, and Mattie died in 1928.

Dates: 1965

Merle V. Adams papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8108
Scope and Contents

Collection contains photocopies of family scrapbook items relating to Merle V. Adams' career and family life. Also includes family biographies, Merle's filmography, copies of newspaper articles that mention Adams, and information about a hidden treasure reported to be near Kanab that Adams helped look for. Dated 1934-2014.

Dates: 1934-2014

Robert D. Adams diary and autobiographical anecdotes

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 350
Scope and Contents

Holograph descriptions of events in Torrey, Escalante, Teasdale, Hurricane, Orderville and St. George, Utah, the latter the location of Adams' photographic studio.

Dates: 1935-1950

Thomas Adams papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 679
Scope and Contents

Holographs and printed material. Contains a journal of Adams' mission to Great Britain, 1895-1897, including newspaper clippings about Mormonism in Ireland, and records of his correspondence and missionary work. Also included are a letter changing his mission call to Great Britain, 1895, genealogical data, and family histories of his father's family, William Adams.

Dates: 1895-1897

William Adams autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 569
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography with a typescript of the item. Adams came from Ireland, migrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, and later to Salt Lake Valley, Utah. He also lived in Springville, Spanish Fork, Parowan, and Cedar City, Utah. Adams writes about Jacob Hamblin's efforts to convert Indians, the preparations to meet the United States Army coming to Utah in 1857 and 1858, going on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and meeting Emma Hales Smith, the wife of the first...
Dates: 1894

Addendum to Theo A. Phillips biography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1839
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous items relating to a biography of Theo A. Phillips. The articles include letters (one is in Welsh), patriarchal blessings in the Mormon Church, and Phillips family histories. The Phillips family is a Mormon family which originated in Great Britain.

Dates: 1871-1976

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