Joseph City (Ariz.) -- History -- Sources
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Collection includes a copy of a handwritten account book, "Personal Account Book of John McLaws, Joseph City, Arizona;" a typescript volume of letters from colonists which appeared in the "Deseret News," describing in detail the history and development of the Mormon settlements on the Little Colorado River; and a copy of a hand-drawn map of Sunset, Arizona (1881).
Photocopy of typescript. Describes his trip from Salt Lake City to the site of Joseph City and daily life in the United Order in that town. The diary also discusses the author's departure on a supply trip to Salt Lake City and concludes with his arrival in St. George, Utah en route.
A one-page autobiographical sketch entitled "History of John A. Blythe, From his birth to Feb. 3rd, 1876" is also included.
Handwritten diaries, account books, correspondence, and an autobiography. The materials document Richards' activities as a Mormon pioneer in Arizona, as a missionary to Great Britain, and as a Mormon Church leader.
Two handwritten letters to Ammon Tenney describing the condition of the crops that season, availability of water, and the general health of the community of Joseph City. Tanner also offers Tenney words of consolation and comfort as Tenney is passing through a period of great difficulty in his life.
Holograph and photocopies of letter dated July 22, 1877, from Joanna Matilda Erickson Westover to her husband, Edwin Lycurgus Westover; a biographical sketch of Joanna Westover; and genealogical information on the Westover family. The biographical sketch was written by Joanna's granddaughter, Mary Westover Carroll.