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An appeal to the president of the United States

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 241
Scope and Contents

Handwritten copy of a letter appealing to the president of the United States, James K. Polk. The item was copied in 1890, but the original was dated 1 June 1846. The letter states that the Mormons have been persecuted and appealed for aid. It is believed that Polk's call for volunteers to fight in the war with Mexico was an answer to this request. The "Mormon Battalion" was formed in consequence.

Dates: 1846 June 1

Book of remembrance of the Quayle family

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1329
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typewritten genealogical charts, photographs, and chronology of the Quayle family. The document details the history of John Quayle: his life on the Isle of Man, conversion to Mormonism, emigration to New York in 1841, Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1846, and Salt Lake City, Utah in 1847. The history continues through Quayle's death in 1892. Genealogical charts of the family are current through 1985.

Dates: 1985

Jacob Kemp Butterfield letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1385
Scope and Contents

Photocopy and typescript of a handwritten letter written while on the march with the Mormon Battalion. The item is addressed to Butterfield's mother and gives particulars about the Mormon pioneer trek to the west as well as the Mormon Battalion's mission and activities. Butterfield explains his Mormon faith to his mother.

Dates: 1846

Robert Lang Campbell journal

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 496
Scope and Contents note The collection contains Campbell's original handwritten journal where he describes his missionary experiences in Scotland; emigration to Nauvoo, Illinois; experiences traveling to Utah as a Mormon pioneer; and duties as a Mormon Church leader. Dated 1843-1848. Campbell also added to the end of his journal handwritten transcriptions of his missionary certificate, his appointment to the Glasgow Conference, and a letter to the Church in Wales from Franklin D. Richards. Dated...
Dates: approximately 1843-1941; Majority of material found within 1843-1850

Charles Redd Center for Western Studies oral history project records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 7752
Scope and Contents Contains oral history project case files, audio interviews, and bound transcripts of oral history interviews completed by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies between 1959 and 2013. In general, case files may contain an analog recording of the interview made by the interviewer, a typed transcript, a corrected transcript, and documents regarding permission to make the documents public signed by the person interviewed. Some case files do not have an accompanying transcription and vice...
Dates: 1959-2013

Robert Spurrier Ellison papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 782
Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence, genealogical notes, diaries, business records, drafts of writings, speeches, and collected research and reference materials including manuscripts, letters, legal documents, maps, photographs, and newspaper clippings. The materials pertain primarily to the history and settlement of the American West, the American Indian Wars and American Indian culture, and the preservation of western historical landmarks. Dated 1833 to 1951.

Dates: 1833-1951

Experience with the Census Bureau

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1699
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typescript account of personal experiences during the 1990 decennial census which includes a memo sent from the main office towards the end of operations.

Dates: 1991

The handcart companies of 1856 and Arza Erastus Hinkley

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1770
Scope and Contents

Softbound typescript of an account of the rescue of the Martin Handcart Company, taken from journals and oral family histories.

Dates: 1980

Emma James Johnson autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 323
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography with a typescript of the item. The history includes comments by John's daughter, Laletas Dixon. As a young woman Emma James migrated to Utah with the ill-fated Willie Handcart company. Emma describes how the decision was made to travel to Utah late in the season and gives many details on the nature of the journey and the tragedy which followed. She tells about the starvation, cold, hardships faced by her family, and the death of her father, William James...
Dates: 1900

David Moore minutes

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1302
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed minutes dated 2 July 1849. The document is of a meeting of the "Company of Saints," and discusses company appointments.

Dates: 1849

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