Mesa (Ariz.) -- History
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence, autobiographies, diaries, biographies, newspaper clippings, and school compositions. The correspondence, biographies, and diaries relate to Susan's family and parents. Many of the items relate to Mormon polygamy and to Butler's school career. Also included is a biography and biographical materials of Butler's father, Lemuel Hardison Redd.
The collection contains handwritten letters, a reminiscence, and a draft for an obituary. The reminiscence is by Sarah Melissa Johnson and relates to her life growing up in Nauvoo, Illinois. She mentions how her father was called to protect the Prophet Joseph Smith whom they considered to be in danger.
Typewritten autobiography and diaries. The account is a narrative based on interviews of John Whetten conducted by Blanche and Thomas Peterson. Diary entries are interspersed within the account. Whetten was born in Kingston, Utah but later moved to Mexico and to Mesa, Arizona.
Handwritten statement and photocopy written by a member of the Mormon Church in Mesa, Arizona, at an unknown time. The author relates being taken by a "Guardian Angel" into the spirit world and witnessing his brother preach the Mormon faith to his ancestors. The author was told to do the temple work for those people.
Photocopies of handwritten letters. The items are correspondence between members of the F. G. Wilson family who lived in Mesa, Arizona; Santaquin, Utah; and Wasatch County, Utah. Most of the items were written in the 1880s and deal with family matters. Genealogical materials for the Wilson family are also included.
Handwritten and photocopied letters by George T. Wilson, his wife Ann Eliza, and other people. The letters deal mainly with personal matters within the context of the doctrines of the Mormon Church.