Biography -- 19th century
Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:
Typed, mimeographed, and bound personal history of Mary Ethel McNeil Gardner. The item gives particular emphasis on Gardner's association with the Mormon Church and her role as a Relief Society president.
One typewritten booklet. It contains a brief history of Willard Gardner. He has been referred to as the "father of modern soil physics." Willard got his Ph.D. in physics at the University of California at Berkeley and later on joined the Utah State University Physics Department where he worked on the theoretical and experimental interpretation of soil moisture phenomena.
Handwritten and unsigned letter dated 6 Sept. 1975. The item briefly describes the life of Richard Britton, a Mormon jeweler in Utah.
Typewritten biographies and family histories. The materials relate to the families of Benjamin Franklin Johnson, Utah poneer, Mormon polygamist, farmer, and secretary to the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith. Also included are a biography of Sarah Elizabeth Senior Johnson, daughter-in-law of Benjamin Johnson, and a book of poetry.
Holograph biography of George Washington Langley (1818-1850). Mormon missionary and pioneer to Utah, bodyguard of prophet Brigham Young (1801-1877), and husband of Mary Turner and Martha McKinney Frost.