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Brigham City (Utah) -- History

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph Jeppa Anderson diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1437
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten diaries. Anderson writes about his early life in Lehi, Utah; his activities at Brigham Young Academy; his teaching experiences at Mayfield, Brigham City, and Hanksville, Utah and in Arizona; and his bee keeping business in Idaho and California.

Dates: 1878-1950

Hervin Bunderson autobiography

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230219393]
Identifier: MSS 1946
Scope and Contents

Autobiography. Bunderson writes about his life in Brigham City, Utah, from 1887 to 1980. He tells about growing up in the town, raising his family, and his business, civic, and church activities in the community.

Dates: approximately 1980

John M. Cannon papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230328020]
Identifier: MSS SC 3220
Scope and Contents

This collection contains thirty-nine letters written to and by John M. Cannon, a Salt Lake City attorney. There are business letters and personal correspondence. The business letters deal mainly with business: mining, ranching, buying and selling of farm land, closing of bank accounts, etc. The contents of the collection span the years between 1893 and 1914 and are arranged chronologically.

Dates: 1893-1914

Quin Eskelsen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1932
Scope and Contents

Typewritten history of the Utah National Guard, correspondence relating to the water supply of Brigham City, Utah, notes, speeches, and a classified book relating to United States' intelligence information on Panay Island of the "Philippine Series."

Dates: 1944-1973

John Evans diary and autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1951
Scope and Contents

Typescripts of diary and an autobiography. In his 1881 diary, Evans describes his activities as a Mormon missionary in Wales. In his personal history, he writes about his conversion to the Mormon faith in Great Britain, his migration to Utah, and his experiences in Brigham City, Utah.

Dates: 1881-1917

Jens C. Gasberg journal

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3880
Scope and Contents

Journal written by Jens C. Gasberg in Danish between 1865 and 1911. Entries describe activities, missionary service for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, courtship, journey to Brigham City, Utah, family events, trial for polygamy, and other topics. Also includes inserted photographs, newspaper clippings, and other material. Collection also includes an English translation of the journal.

Dates: 1864-1911

History and the life of Lewis Peter Johnson : early pioneer and scout in Utah

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330786]
Identifier: MSS SC 3123
Scope and Contents Biography of Lewis Peter Johnson. "In 1925-26 when Lewis Peter Johnson was in his early 80's, he dictated his biography to his son, Lucius Johnson." Lewis Johnson was born in Denmark on 12 March 1844. He was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1853. Soon after, he migrated to Utah and settled in Brigham City. He returned east several times to help other Momons come to Utah. Johnson also tells about his various occupations. He cut timber, worked on...
Dates: 1925-1926

James Bywater autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325521]
Identifier: MSS SC 2644
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography. Bywater writes about arriving in Box Elder County, Utah, establishing his home in Brigham City, and the many hardships he faced.

Dates: approximately 1865

Charles Ludwig Olsen autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3210
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten autobiography. Olsen writes about his birth in Norway, his migration to Salt Lake City, Utah, and his life in Santaquin, Utah. He played dance music in many places in Utah and was tried by a Mormon court for inviting people to a public dance. He later settled in Salem, Utah, and continued to play his violin at dances. He travelled to many towns in Utah and Arizona. He later moved to Payson, Utah. Olsen served on a mission for the Mormon...
Dates: approximately 1920

Short history of Abraham Hunsaker

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330885]
Identifier: MSS SC 3217
Scope and Contents

Phtocopy of a micrifilm copy of a handwritten autobiography. Hunsaker was born in Illinois and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1840. Hunsaker lived in Utah County, Utah, and writes about troubles with Indians. He was sent to settle in Carson Valley, Nevada, and returned to Brigham City, Utah. He metions the "Utah War" in 1857 and 1858.

Dates: approximately 1860