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Mormon pioneers -- Utah -- Diaries

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Hyde family biographies

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 897
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photocopies of typewritten manuscripts. It includes the bound diary of William Hyde (1818-1874) and biographies of Rosel Hyde (1816-1903) and Heman Hyde (1788-1869). Also within the collection are Hyde family genealogies.William Hyde joined the Mormon Church in 1834, served in the "Mormon Battalion," came first to Utah in 1847, had three wives, and settled in Hyde Park, Utah where he served as the Mormon bishop. Rosel Hyde came to Utah in 1849, had...
Dates: 1970-1975

James M. Peterson diary

 Collection — Reel 000 824: [Barcode: 31197221913186]
Identifier: MSS FM 2
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1866-1928

Silas Richards diary and autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230306505]
Identifier: MSS SC 885
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1846-1884

Frank Homer Roberts and Mary Knowlton Coray diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2298
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1909-1944

Samuel H. B. Smith diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 870
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1840-1889, bulk 1860-1863

Clarissa Harden Wilhelm diary

Identifier: MSS 1570
Scope and Contents Diary of Clarissa Harden Wilhelm, an early member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and pioneer. The diary, although written between 1888 and 1895, chronicles her life from an early age. The first part of the diary is written as an autobiography and describes her life up to the 1880s. She describes her conversion to the Church and her subsequent travel to Utah. It also includes a 2-page business account, dated July - September 1882. The second part of the diary is a...
Dates: 1882-1895; 1971-1976