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American Pioneer Trails Association papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 42
Scope and Contents The collection contains brochures, photographs, newspaper clippings,programs, and correspondence relating to the formation, projects, and meetings of the American Pioneer Trails Association, 1938-1943. Included are historical sketches and photographs of monuments erected at historical sites along various pioneer trails in the American West. Also included are charters and bylaws of various trail memorial associations and correspondence with Le Roy Hafen, an history professor at Brigham Young...
Dates: 1938-1943

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

Stillman Churchill diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 663
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries describing the overland journey from Lowell, Massachusetts to Deer Creek, Wyoming in 1849. Volume 2 concludes Churchill's journey to California. Churchill traveled with the Sagamore and California Mining and Trading Company. After its dissolution in late June, it is likely that the author joined the Oskaloosa Company. Churchill wrote detailed entries about company politics and disagreements, and also described other companies and emigrants he met on the trail. Diary...
Dates: 1849

John F. Cobbey papers

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 158
Scope and Contents Handwritten journal of Cobbey's overland journey from St. Joseph, Missouri to Cold Springs, California in 1850. Occasionally poetic, Cobbey describes buffalo, Indian villages he visited, and bouts of mountain fever in the company. Diary is very descriptive about the geography and nature of the trail. Cobbey had limited success mining and gives a brief description of conditions in California. Journal includes an essay written by Cobbey in 1852 for Walnut Grove Academy (now Eureka College)....
Dates: 1850-1951

Kate Dunlap diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 49
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary of Dunlap's overland journey from Lee, Iowa to Montana by horse team in 1864. Dunlap wrote an introduction to the item, dated 30 January 1865, describing Montana and dedicated it to "My friends." Diary entries are very detailed and describe the geography of the overland route, food and camping conditions, encounters with Indian tribes, and trouble with thieves. Dunlap also mentions meeting several disillusioned Mormons. Dunlap's husband served as captain of the company and...
Dates: 1864-1865

George Carson and Ann Hough chronology of their lives

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1818
Scope and Contents

Paperbound copy of "George Carson and Ann Hough: A Chronology of Their Lives" (which includes bibliographical references), genealogical family group sheets of the Carson family, and photocopies of miscellaneous genealogical records. Also included are census information and the patriarchal blessing of Ann Hough Carson.

Dates: approximately 1980

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

Ezekiel W. Headley diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 163
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary with photocopies. Headley made the overland journey from Cincinnati, Ohio to California in 1849. Brief, frequent entries focus on distances traveled and camping locations. Headley also writes about the large number of deaths in his company and the many graves which he passed. Lists of the amount of gold dust which he dug in California, as well as expenses, are located in the second half of the diary. A copy of a poem and letter are located at the end.

Dates: 1852

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

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