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Utah -- Description and travel

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

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

H. Reese Anderson diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230345412]
Identifier: MSS SC 2931
Scope and Contents

Account of his family affairs and daily life in Bountiful, Utah. Also records visits with friends and short trips with his wife, Ruth, to various places, including Moab, Capitol Reef National Park, and Lake Powell, Utah; and Jackson Hole, Teton National Park, and Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Writes briefly of attending meetings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Last entry, written by an unidentified person, reports Anderson's death.

Dates: 1977-1978

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

C. W. Carter papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230319540]
Identifier: MSS SC 2128
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of a bound volume of handwritten notes. Carter describes various areas of Utah and presents short biographies of Mormon leaders. He also includes short notes on his photography business.

Dates: approximately 1870

Hollis Wave Cowgill diary

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239278010]
Identifier: MSS 9444
Scope and Contents Contains the travel journal of Hollis "Sam" Wave Cowgill kept from June 8 to August 24, 1924. Hollis records names of travelling companions, weather updates, miles travelled each day, and the cities and towns passed through. During the trip, his party went through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, and Indiana. Included are accounts of a trip to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and other various historical sites including Fort Bridger, Sherman's Hill, and a...
Dates: 1924 June-August

Elizabeth Wood Kane writings from Utah trip, 1860-1877

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 6 Sub-Series 4 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains letters, notes, clippings, and other materials relating to Kane's visit to Utah in 1872. Includes information on their travels, conditions in Utah, and the publication of her account in the book Twelve Mormon Homes. Materials date from between 1860 and 1877.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1860-1877

Andrew Smith Gibbons diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305473]
Identifier: MSS SC 789
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typescript. Gap from 1858 to 1877. Author describes his travels through Arizona and Utah as well as his labors among the Indians.

Dates: 1858-1878

Minnie P. Grow letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232576519]
Identifier: MSS 8906
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a letter from Minnie to mother Grow, and another relative named Nell. Minnie writes about a trip she made from Sacramento, California to Salt Lake City, Utah. She writes that she went by railroad and describes the places in Salt Lake City that she saw. She mentions meeting the family of Brigham Young while in Utah. Included is a typed transcription of the letter. Dated June 20, 1871.

Dates: 1871 June 20

Martha Laurence letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232489192]
Identifier: MSS 529
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter in pencil. The item was addressed to Martha's uncle, Harison Laurence, of Selma, Illinois, and was postmarked March 28 of an unspecified year. Martha writes about her trip by train to Utah. She gives her impression of seeing Mormon polygamists in a town six miles north of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dates: approximately 1875

C. R. Savage diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1424
Scope and Contents

The diaries contain notes and comments on business, descriptions of many journeys around the West and commentaries on the religious and social life of the period.

Dates: 1855-1909