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Mormons -- Emigration and immigration -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Biography of William Rufus Rogers Stowell

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230348556]
Identifier: MSS 506
Abstract Includes typewritten and handwritten biographies of William Rufus Rogers Stowell. Also included are typed excerpts from the biography and photocopies of an account of Stowell's death handwritten by his grandson, Earl Stowell. William Stowell was a convert to the Mormon Church. He lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, migrated to Utah in 1852, served in the Utah Militia during the Utah Expedition, served on missions for the Mormon Church, and went to Mexico to avoid prosecution for polygamy.
Dates: approximately 1893-1950

Parley Christiansen journals

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3890
Scope and Contents Parley Christiansen journals, biographies, certificates, photographs and family histories--all photocopies. Journal topics include LDS priesthood ordinance instructions, mission statistical reports and experiences in the Northwestern States Mission, attacks by Native Americans, and his work in the Irrigation Company and Church leadership experiences, 1887-1897.
Dates: 1887-1897

Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230336791]
Identifier: MSS 920
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a 260-page handwritten autobiography. Smith includes copies of correspondence and patriarchal blessings in her account. She joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1837, lived with the Mormons in Missouri and Illinois, married George Albert Smith in 1841, allowed him to take additional wives, came to Utah in 1849, and served as president of the Relief Society.
Dates: 1844-1906

Daniel Spencer diary

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233598157]
Identifier: MSS 2740
Abstract This diary is Daniel Spencer's account of the trek from Nauvoo to Winter Quarters, Nebraska, from March to December 1846. The diary from 11 July to October is not a daily record, but rather a narrative of events observed by the author. The diary is an important record of the Mormon Exodus from Nauvoo, across Iowa to Winter Quarters on the Missouri River. Entries cover ca. 28 March 1846 to 20 December 1846.
Dates: 1846