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Kanab (Utah) -- History -- Sources

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

James Lovett Bunting diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 738
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries. Bunting writes about his service as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1857 to 1858 and his immigration to Utah in 1858. Bunting describes his preparation for the overland journey, which began at Florence, Nebraska, and the basic geography of the route. He also mentions meeting Colonel Thomas Kane. The diaries also describe Bunting's activities in Salt Lake City, Utah, his service in the Black Hawk War in 1866, his move to Kanab, Utah,...
Dates: 1857-1920; 1857-1920

James Lovett Bunting diaries and Bunting family directory

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197232481033]
Identifier: MSS 1594
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of the handwritten Bunting diaries (MSS 738). The originals have been restricted and are unavailable for patron use. The diaries include accounts of missionary work in Great Britain for the Mormon faith and describe life in Kanab and St. George, Utah. The diaries cover the years from 1857 to 1920 but have several gaps. Also included is a Bunting family directory from the year 1968.

Dates: 1857-1968

Mary E. Woolley Chamberlain : handmaiden of the Lord

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230308964]
Identifier: MSS SC 1099
Scope and Contents

Bound typewritten autobiography of Mary Woolley Chamberlain. Mary lived in St. George, Kanab, Provo, and Salt Lake City, Utah. She gives detailed accounts of family life, Mormon Church activities, and events in these towns and in Utah in general from her birth to 1936 when she wrote her history. This record was compiled, typed, and put with genealogy work-sheets and photographs probably in 1981. Also included are tributes to Mary by family members.

Dates: approximately 1936-1981

William Derby Johnson diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1506
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photocopied diaries. The initial thirty-two pages are autobiographical and tell of the first twenty-one years of the author's life. The journal entries are from December 2, 1871 to January 24, 1894. The years 1873 to 1876 are summarized. Johnson attended Deseret University and later taught there. He married Lucy A. Salisbury on November 29, 1869. He taught school in Washington and Kanab, Utah. Johnson served as a territorial legislator 1878-1882 from Kane and...
Dates: 1871-1894

Mary Minerva Dart Judd autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230331909]
Identifier: MSS SC 3226
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript. Judd writes about her youth and migration to Utah in 1850. She moved with her family to Parowan, Utah, in 1851 where she married Zadok K. Judd in 1852. She tells about the births of her children and the purchase of Indian children as well. She writes about contact with Indians, daily activities, and moving to Santa Clara, Utah, in 1856. She lived in various communities and settled in Kanab, Utah, in 1871.

Dates: approximately 1885

Kanab Lumber Company ledger book

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230348481]
Identifier: MSS 1382
Scope and Contents

Handwritten entries into a ledger. The item records the financial transactions of the Kanab Lumber Company.

Dates: 1874-1876

Wandle Mace autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 786
Scope and Contents Contains the handwritten autobiography of Wandle Mace. Account includes information about Mace's youth in New York City; joining the Mormon Church in the 1830s; moving to Illinois; helping build the Nauvoo Temple; service in the Nauvoo Legion; and, fighting in the Battle of Nauvoo in 1846. Also includes accounts of living in Iowa for over a decade prior to making their way west to Utah; traveling to Utah in a wagon train in 1859; moving to Southern Utah and settling in Kanab; and all major...
Dates: 1890

Parry family papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230310325]
Identifier: MSS SC 1257
Scope and Contents

Collection of papers including postcards, newspaper clippings, correspondences, poetry, etc. The items mostly deal with the large film industry in Kanab as well as the running of the Parry Lodge.

Dates: 1940-1977

William Henry Solomon autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 909
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography with a typescript of the item. Also included are brief biographies of family members and patriarchal blessings. The date of the composition of the item is uncertain. Solomon writes about joining the Mormon Church, migrating to Utah, serving on a mission to the Indians of Arizona, meeting John D. Lee, and moving to Kanab, Utah.

Dates: 1900

Brigham Young letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233287587]
Identifier: Vault MSS 240
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated December 8, 1874, and addressed to the Mormon settlement of Kanab, Utah. Young writes about the United Order. The item was also signed by George Albert Smith.

Dates: 1874 December 8