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Sanpete County (Utah) -- History

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Artemesia Draper Anderson biography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230308154]
Identifier: MSS SC 1021
Scope and Contents

Typescript of a biography of Artemesia Draper Anderson. Anderson was born and grew up in Moroni, Utah, where she married, raised her children, and supplemented her family income through midwifery. In 1891 she became one of Utah's first licensed practical nurses.

Dates: 1978

Sanpete County World's Fair Association constitution and meetings minutes

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232489556]
Identifier: MSS 566
Scope and Contents

Handwritten constitution and meeting minutes taken by Martha E. Harmon. The organization was formed to collect materials for an exhibit of women's work from Sanpete County for a display at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, in 1893.

Dates: 1892-1893

Ulysses S. Grant deed for Andrew J. Moffitt

Identifier: Vault MSS 422
Scope and Contents

Printed form with handwritten notations dated 1 July 1873. The item states that Andrew J. Moffitt has purchased land in Sanpete County, Utah. The manuscript was signed by Ulysses S. Grant, president of the United States.

Dates: 1873 July 1

David Coombs diaries and records of temple work

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1650
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries, financial records, and records of temple work performed for the Mormon Church. The items include an autobiography written by Coombs which covers his early years until 1884 when he started keeping a diary. He kept his journal from 1884 to 1928 with a gap from 1897 through 1899. Coombs relates his expriences while living in various communities in Sanpete and Cache Counties, Utah. Also included are patriarchal blessings of family members.

Dates: 1884-1928

Sanpete Valley Railway contractor's diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230338078]
Identifier: MSS 926
Scope and Contents

Company accounts and contractor's handwritten diary. The author of the item is unknown. The contractor writes about routine matters including the inspection of ties, estimates on the cost of materials, hiring workers, and grading of the railway.

Dates: 1880-1881

James Farmer autobiography and diaries

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197231063956]
Identifier: MSS 1433
Scope and Contents

Two holograph volumes in three parts with accompanying carbon and ribbon copy typescripts; typescript and draft of typescript of 1881-1882 diary. Describes his early life in England, missionary work for the Mormon Church in England, his immigration to Utah and accounts of ship passage, overland travel to Salt Lake City, Utah and settlement and life in Sanpete County, Utah. The 1881-82 diary deals with a mission to England. Also includes patriarchal blessings.

Dates: 1851-1882

History of Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230240811]
Identifier: MSS SC 406
Scope and Contents

Typewritten town history written by Coombs, George F. Olsen and Allie L. Carlston.

Dates: 1967

Naomi A. Jensen biographies

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230342849]
Identifier: MSS 761
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of typewritten biographies. The subjects of these biographies were Mormons living in Emery and Sanpete Counties of Utah. The date of composition of most of these items is uncertain, but some were composed apparently in 1969.

Dates: approximately 1969

Jacob Johnson certificate

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230320894]
Identifier: MSS SC 2236
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and printed certificate. The governor of the Utah Territory, Caleb Walton West, issued a certificate appointing Jacob Johnson as judge in Sanpete County, Utah.

Dates: 1893

Johanna Christena Larson Jones autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197223105211]
Identifier: MSS SC 3151
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript. The item is an autobiography by Jones in which she also tells about her parents. Jones was born in 1854 in Sweden and soon emigrated to the United States where she stayed for two years in St. Louis, Missouri. At that time her brother was kidnapped by those who did not like the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Johanna's "mother never got over grieving for her lost boy. When a number of years had gone by they again...
Dates: 1915