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Mormons -- Colonization -- Arizona -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Account book and letters published in the "Deseret News"

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 767
Scope and Contents 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).
Dates: 1881-1931

William Coleman Allen biography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305242]
Identifier: MSS SC 769
Scope and Contents Photocopy of short typewritten biography. Crossed the plains to Utah with the pioneers as a child in 1847, settled with family in Mill Creek Canyon and, in 1851, in Draper. In 1876, called by Brigham Young to head the colonization of the Little Colorado River settlements in Arizona. Moved back to Draper in 1884.
Dates: 1843-1917

Andrew Amundsen journal

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305267]
Identifier: MSS SC 786
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript. Author describes the trip from the Lehi, Utah, area in company with his fellow missionaries to Moencopi, Arizona, where the group farmed, lived among the Indians, learned their language, and taught them about the Mormon Church. Amundsen also records his impressions of the Indians as a people and gives a day-by-day account of the Mormons' relations with them, as well as providing descriptions of various sites the group explored for potential settlement by Mormon...
Dates: 1873

Arizona historian tells of early 'Mormon' settlement in that section : gives high praise to pioneers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305572]
Identifier: MSS SC 804
Scope and Contents Partial transcript of a speech given by McClintock at an LDS stake conference in Phoeniz, Arizona, February 6, [1920]. Reviews the role of the Mormon pioneers in settling Arizona and their accomplishments.
Dates: approximately 1920

John A. Blythe journal

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305325]
Identifier: MSS SC 780
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1876-1877

John Law Blythe papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 791
Scope and Contents File includes copies of a handwritten biographical sketch of Blythe, written by one of his granddaughters, Pearl Elizabeth Mitchell Boyce; typescripts of some of Blythe's 1874 letters to Brigham Young (1801-1877) reporting on the progress of the Arizona mission and relations with the Indians; a diary covering 1857-1874 as well as extracts from 1870 and 1878-1880.The 1857-1874 diary describes Blythe's conversion to the Mormon Church in California; emigrating to Utah; and daily life...
Dates: 1870-1880

Thomas Walter Brookbank reminiscences

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305515]
Identifier: MSS SC 799
Scope and Contents Consists of three separate manuscripts: "Religious Experiences of Thomas Walter Brookbank," "Travels and Threads of Experience," and "A Soldier's Recollections." These autobiographies recount the author's early life and conversion to Mormonism, his experiences in the Civil War (1861-1865), life in Utah and the Mormon settlements in eastern Arizona, and missionary activities in New Mexico, Texas, Mexico, and Great Britain.
Dates: 1922

James Stephens Brown diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305549]
Identifier: MSS SC 807
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript. Author recounts his call to serve as a missionary among the Navajo Indians by Mormon church president Brigham Young (1801-1877); the trip to Arizona; his activities among the Indians; and his return to Utah a year later.
Dates: 1875-1876

John Bushman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1520
Scope and Contents Collection consists of original diaries covering 1871-1923, along with typescripts; a personal account book; receipts; temple recommend; microfilm copy of the diaries and an autobiography; photocopies of appraisal and accounts books for the chapter of the United Order in St. Joseph; minutes of United Order meetings; and typecript of correspondence. While most of the diary entries are one-liners narrating the author's daily activities in northern Arizona and occasional trips to Utah, others are...
Dates: 1871-1923

Coleman family histories

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305390]
Identifier: MSS SC 796
Scope and Contents Photocopies of typescripts. File contains excerpts from three documents, all originally compiled by Evans Coleman: "History of the Coleman Family;" "Saint Johns Purchase;" and "Biography of Emma Beck Coleman." These documents were originally compiled between 1938 and 1942, although all of them refer to events either in Missouri during the late 1830s or in Arizona during the 1880s.
Dates: 1942