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Latter Day Saints -- Missouri -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:

Elvira Egbert Carson autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230235308]
Identifier: MSS SC 169
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typescript of an autbiography "as given to H. Carson Healy, a grandson, during the summer of 1901 at Provo Bench (Orem), Utah." Carson tells Healy about joining the Mormon Church in Kentucky, facing persecutions in Missouri, migrating to Utah, and her life in Fairfield, Utah.

Dates: 1901

Sylvester H. Cox diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231055481]
Identifier: MSS 1373
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten diary. Cox writes about his daily activities while serving as a missionary for the Mormon Church in Missouri.

Dates: 1899-1900

Joseph Curtis diaries

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230331719]
Identifier: MSS SC 3245
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of handwritten diaries. Curtis also writes about his early life. He was born in Pennsylvania and joined the Mormon Church in 1833. He lived in Missouri and told about the persecution of Mormons there. He later lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, and served on two missions at that time. He came to Utah in 1848 and later settled in Utah Valley, Utah. Curtis was involved in numerous activities including defending Utah from the Utah Expedition in 1858.

Dates: 1836-1858

Daviess County legal documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 846
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten court proceedings of cases tried in Daviess County and Boone County, Missouri. The trials relate to Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the first president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and others being tried for treason; the trial of Parley P. Pratt (1807-1857), an apostle of the Church, for murder; testimony against Caleb Baldwin; and testimony against King Follet on charges of robbery. Dated 1839.

Dates: 1839

Documents and corresponding affidavits, 1838-1842

Identifier: MSS 942 Series 3
Scope and Contents note

Each folder containts a document, coded HR 27A-G10.1 or something similar, relating an instance of persecution, and is accompanied by anywhere from 7 to 61 affidavits.

Dates: Other: 1838-1842

Joseph Fielding correspondence

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232491131]
Identifier: MSS 670
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten letters. Most of the items were written while Fielding was serving as a missionary in England. The letters are to and from family members. Fielding writes about missionary activities and receives information on the Mormons in Missouri and Nauvoo, Illinois.

Dates: 1837-1842

Goose Creek melody

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233288577]
Identifier: Vault MSS 307
Scope and Contents

Handwritten poem to be sung to the tune "Goose Creek." The item is a parody of the battle of Crooked River and George M. Hinkle. The items is believed to have been written by a Mormon in or around Nauvoo, Illinois, near the year 1840. On the back is written, "Militia called by Samuel W. Richards."

Dates: approximately 1840

John W. Hess autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325430]
Identifier: MSS SC 2635
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography. Hess was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania and was converted to the Mormn Church in 1834. He lived with the Mormons in Missouri and Illinois and witnessed persecutions in both places. He was a member of the "Mormon Battalion" during the war with Mexico, migrated to Utah, married several women, served as a legislator in Utah, and served as a missionary to the "Washakie" (Shoshoni) Indians.

Dates: approximately 1900

Silas Hillman autobiography and financial records

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 61
Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography of Hillman describing his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his later experiences. He writes about the persecutions and problems the Mormons faced in Kirtland, Ohio, Missouri, and Nauvoo, Illinois. He also writes about encounters with Ute Indians during the 1850s following his migration to Utah. Also included are family financial records. Collection includes photocopy of materials.

Dates: 1866-1875

John Hunt letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230244334]
Identifier: MSS SC 657
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter dated 20 January 1839. The item was created in Polk County, Missouri, and is addressed to Hunt's brother, David Hunt. John Hunt writes about family matters and about the Mormons in Missouri at that time.

Dates: 1839