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Frontier and pioneer life -- Arizona -- Sources

 Subject
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

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

A brief sketch of the pioneer life of Lois A. Smith Bushman

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305432]
Identifier: MSS SC 792
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript. Although intended to be a biographical sketch of Lois Bushman, manuscript includes a great deal of information about her husband, John, and the author as well. Covers the conversion of Lois's family to the Mormon Church in 1844; their trek across the plains to Utah; their subsequent move to establish Mormon settlements in eastern Arizona in 1876; and life on the Utah and Arizona frontier.
Dates: 1937

Bureau of Indian Affairs correspondence

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305275]
Identifier: MSS SC 785
Scope and Contents Photocopies of original letters with accompanying typescripts. Covers the nomination of Mormon Church leader Jacob Hamblin as a federal Indian agent for southern Utah, northern Arizona, and southeast Nevada.Also includes exchanges between W. F. M. Arny, the federal agent for the Navajo tribes; Jacob Hamblin and other Mormon settlers in Arizona; and Col. L. Edwin Dudley, regional Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Santa Fe, NM. These letters attempt to arrange a peaceful settlement...
Dates: 1871-1874

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

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

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

William Henry Solomon's diary of the Arizona mission

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305465]
Identifier: MSS SC 790
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript. Discusses in detail the daily life of Mormon missionaries among the Indians on the Arizona frontier and the problems with the Indians that eventually forced the missionaries to withdraw to Kanab, Utah, in 1874. Some personal and family matters are also covered, including divorce from one of the author's plural wives. Excerpts from other records of Solomon's are included at the end of the record to cover gaps in the main diary. Notes by the compiler, P. T. Reilly, are...
Dates: 1873-1874

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

Temple recommend, 1883

 Item — Box 3: [Barcode: 31197232476355], Folder: 3
Identifier: MSS 1520 Item 9