Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History
Found in 122 Collections and/or Records:
Typescripts of a diary and an abridgement of diaries for the years from 1830 to 1859 and 1832. Murdock joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830 and lived in Kirtland, Ohio; Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; and Salt Lake City, Utah. He had numerous assignments for the Church and migrated to Utah in 1847. He participated in Zion's Camp in 1834 and went on a mission to Australia from 1852 to 1853.
Contains the original handwritten diary of Emma Wartstill (or Waitstill) Mecham Nielson that includes the time period from 1887 to 1916, with diary entries spanning from 1887 to 1897 and financial records spanning from 1914 to 1916. Diary is during the seven-month period Nielson was living by herself with her children in St. George, Utah, her daily activities as a mother and active church member, and her relationship with her fellow plural wife. Dated 1887 to 1916.
Handwritten journal listing the names of Mormons convicted of polygamy from 3 November 1884 through 24 December 1888. The names are organized by date of conviction and levied fines are noted. Accompanying the journal is an alphabetical listing and seventeen photostat prints of the original document.
Handwritten letter dated 5 Nov. 1869 and addressed to "Miss Alvira Coolidge" of Manit, Utah. Pace writes from Provo, Utah saying that as an "old man" he had been "smitten" by her. He states that he has an interest in her friendship.
Photocopy of a typewritten autobiography. The item was dictated in 1932. Olive married Wallace Edwin Potter in 1884 as a plural wife. She lived in numerous places in Utah especially when dodging federal officials. Olive gives her opinion on polygamy.
Letter to Belinda from her husband, Parley P. Pratt, written from San Francisco in January 1855, focusing on family concerns; and a fifteen-page autobiographical sketch written by her, dated 1884 on page one and 1889 on page eleven. Also includes an undated biographical sketch of Belinda written by Parker Pratt Robison, based on her autobiographical account. Her account discusses her conversion to Mormonism, church service, and marriage to Parley P. Pratt.