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Mormons -- Colonization -- Arizona -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Journal David H. McAllister : northern Arizona period

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305556]
Identifier: MSS SC 806
Scope and Contents Typescript. Includes short autobiographical sketch of author's life from his birth to his mission call to Arizona in 1876. Rest of the text is a daily journal covering the trip from Salt Lake City to Arizona, daily life in the Mormon settlements, and a trip back to Utah in 1877. Almost all of McAllister's journal entries are one line in length.
Dates: 1876-1877

Lake family biographies

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305135]
Identifier: MSS SC 768
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript. Contains biographies of James Lake (1788-1874); Philomelia Smith Lake (1794-1873); James Lake, Sr. (1760- ); and George Lake (1838-1898) written by some of their grandchildren. Also includes autobiography of George Lake (1838-1898). Discusses the family's genealogy; their conversion to the Mormon Church in 1832; their migration with the Mormons to Ohio, Illinois, and Utah; illnesses and deaths in the family; life on the Utah frontier; George's mission in Great Britain...
Dates: 1760-1898

James W. LeSueur histories

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305606]
Identifier: MSS SC 801
Scope and Contents Photocopies of typescripts made by E.M. Reilley from the James W. LeSueur papers, Arizona Pioneer Historical Society Library.

Dates: 1939

The Little Colorado River Valley : its description, its history, its settlement by the Mormons

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305317]
Identifier: MSS SC 781
Scope and Contents Typescript of booklength manuscript on the history of the Mormon settlements along the Little Colorado River Valley in Arizona during the nineteenth century.
Dates: 1972

Little Colorado Stake minutes

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305531]
Identifier: MSS SC 808
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript. Contains a short history of the Mormon Church's mission to the Navajo Indians in Arizona from 1876 to 1878 and the creation of the Little Colorado Stake. The history of the stake is then continued up to 1887. Includes history of the settlements making up the stake, activities of the members, minutes of meetings, and accounts of missionary work among the Indians.
Dates: 1878-1887

Riding for the old C O Bar

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305382]
Identifier: MSS SC 797
Scope and Contents Paper written by Earle R. Forrest and read at the Fourth Annual Historical Convention sponsored by the University of Arizona and Arizona Pioneers' Historical Society, Tucson, March 15-16, 1963. Reminiscent account of working for various cattle companies in northern arizona during the 1880s and 1890s. Photocopies of typed excerpts from Forrest's paper and copy of an 1881 deed. The deed transfers title on 420 acres of land belonging to John W. Young (1844-1924) over to William T. Thornton and the...
Dates: 1963

L. W. Roundy letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305309]
Identifier: MSS SC 782
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a typescript. Letter to Brigham Young written March 7, 1873, from Kanarrah, Utah. Report to Brigham Young on possibilities of establishing Mormon colonies in northeastern Arizona. Describes in some detail the land, the quality of the water and the distance between watering holes, prospects for getting along with the Indians, timber, and the outlook for farming and grazing.Recommends against sending down any permanent settlers since there would not be enough water or...
Dates: 1873

Erastus Fairbanks Snow correspondence and an autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 51
Scope and Contents Handwritten correspondnece with photocopies and an autbiography. The materials include correspondence between Snow and his family, 1847-1887, a report on the possibilities of Mormons settling in the Gila River Valley of Arizona and in Mexico, and an autobiography dictated to Snow's son, Franklin Snow. In the autobiography Erastus Snow tells about his work in the settling of St. George, Utah.
Dates: 1847-1887

Levi Stewart letter from Kanab, to Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, Utah

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305499]
Identifier: MSS SC 787
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript. Short report to Brigham Young (1801-1877) on the efforts to organize the missionaries called to settle along the Little Colorado River. Includes list of prospective missionaries that Stewart recommended calling and a list of some who had agreed to go, but had not yet arrived in Kanab. The writer also requests counsel from Young on various matters pertaining to the mission.
Dates: Date not identified

Ammon M. Tenney papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305614]
Identifier: MSS SC 800
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript. Includes a number of letters written to Tenney by such people as Brigham Young (1801-1877), Wilford Woodruff (1807-1898), and John W. Young (1844-1924) concerning the purchase of land at St. Johns, Arizona, for Mormon settlement, missionary work among the Indians, and obtaining work for Mormon settlers by bidding on raliroad contracts. Some of Tenney's replies are also included. Folder also includes typescript copy of Tenney's journal for 1875-1876.
Dates: 1874-1889