Mormon pioneers -- Utah -- Diaries
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of a microfilm copy of a handwritten diary of 493 pages and several newspaper obituaries of Peterson's family. Events of Peterson's life are recounted from 1850 to 1866, after which a daily record was kept until 1899. Included are incidents from Sevier County history including politics, the Black Hawk war, census records for 1895, and personal business dealings. Peterson also writes about his family, national events, and local weather and temperatures.
This collection consists of photocopies made of a typescript of Richards' diary and autobiography. The typescript was made by Ailcy Brady Casper Morrell in 1957. Richards was pioneer who came to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1849 and settled in St. George, Utah in 1864. He was active in many assignments for the Mormon Church. Also included is a short biography of Richard's wife Kezia Frances Brady Richards by Laura F. Tucker Henrie.
The diaries include information about his daily life as a sheep herder. Also mentioned are trips to Mexico and other states in the West. One diary of his mother, Mary Knowlton Coray, is included that tells of her converstion story and her time working in a store.
The collection consists of photocopies of Smith's mission diary, his autobiography, some correspondence, and records of ordinances performed in the Endowment House in the 1870s. Smith kept his diary while serving on a mission to Great Britain (1860-1863). He recorded the activities and experiences of missionary life and activities. The autobiography is brief and covers from Smith's birth to 1857.