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Utah -- Emigration and immigration

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 65 Collections and/or Records:

Horace K. Whitney papers, 1847-1885

Identifier: Vault MSS 76 Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, a promissory note, and other materials related to the life of Whitney. Includes information on his personal life and business activities. Materials date from between 1847 and and 1885.

Dates: 1847-1885

Ellen Hundley diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230332279]
Identifier: MSS SC 3264
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten diary. Hundley writes about her trip from Utah to Texas starting in the spring of 1856. She travels from Salt Lake City, Utah, across Wyoming and then to Texas. She enounters Indians on the way and returns to Bents Fort where she witnessed and Indian dance. She travels until October of 1856. Little is known of Hundley. She might have been a Mormon woman.

Dates: 1856

Isabel Modalena Whitney Sears correspondence, 1865

Identifier: Vault MSS 76 Series 2 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains two letters by Whitney focusing on family and personal matters, dating from around 1865.

Dates: 1865

David John diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 21
Scope and Contents Materials include five volumes of handwritten diaries kept by John from 1856 until his death in 1908. Contents include an autobiographical sketch, descriptions of migration to Utah, missions served in Wales and Great Britain, arrest, trial, and imprisonment for polygamy, and experiences while serving in various religious or political capacities. Includes information pertaining to ordinations, blessings, and speeches given, letters sent or received, and dreams or visions received. Volumes 1-4...
Dates: 1856-1951; Majority of material found within 1856-1908

Biographical sketch of Caroline E. W. W. Larrabee

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230333095]
Identifier: MSS SC 3313
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten autobiography. Larrabee writes about migrating to Utah in 1862 and about her life in Springville and later in Provo, Utah. She also lived in Heber City, Coalville, and Salt Lake City, Utah. She was employed as a school teacher.

Dates: 1930

Letter from a Mormon mother

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230313857]
Identifier: MSS SC 1605
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter by an unknown Mormon mother to her son, in which she tells of hardships endured and of her strong faith in the Lord. She describes the family's problems in England, and asks him to help financially so that they might join him in Utah.

Dates: 1850

Biographical sketch of Ether E. McBride

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230333715]
Identifier: MSS SC 3316
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typed autobiography. McBride was born in Scotland in 1848 and came to Utah by handcart in 1856. He did not specify which handcart company he travelled with. He lived in Ogden and later in Grantsville, Utah. He played with Indian children in the Ogden area and learned their language and customs.

Dates: 1920

Biography of Alexander Melville

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230333228]
Identifier: MSS SC 3314
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten autobiography. Melville was born in Scotland in 1821, worked on a ship that hunted whales, lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, and migrated to Utah in 1852. He lived in Provo, Utah, campaigned against Utah Indians in 1853, and settled in Fillmore, Utah. He died in 1911.

Dates: 1900

Biographical sketch of the life of John Mercer

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230333707]
Identifier: MSS SC 3315
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten biography. Mercer was born in England in 1818, he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and migrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, and later to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1848. He settled in American Fork, Utah, and died in 1860.

Dates: 1930

John Murdock autobiographies and an essay

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3241
Scope and Contents Photocopies of microfilm copies of handwritten materials. The collection consists of a lengthy and a shortened version of an autobiography. Murdock wrote about his early life and his converstion to the Mormon Church in 1830. He followed that faith to Kirtland, Ohio; Missouri; and Illinois. He migrated to Council Bluffs, Iowa, and came to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1847. He served on missions for the Mormon Church in New York and Australia. Murdock copied letters from leaders of the...
Dates: 1835-1864