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Latter Day Saints -- Iowa -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Arza Adams diaries

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 729
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries in four volumes. Also included are photocopies of the materials. Adams mentions his youth and starts his diaries in 1830. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1836 and subsequently lived in Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa, and came to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1849.

Dates: 1830-1844

James Addison Bean diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 712
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary. Bean writes about a trip to visit relatives in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. He preached the Mormon faith in a number of churches while on the trip. He also tells about troubles with travelling through snow in Wyoming.

Dates: 1871-1872

Thomas Colborn letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230323179]
Identifier: MSS SC 2402
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of two handwritten letters and two typescripts of these items dated 2 June and 6 Sept. 1846 from Sarah Bowers Colborn and Thomas Colborn to Daniel Bowers, Sarah's brother. The items were written when Sarah and Thomas were migrating with the Mormons across Iowa. The Colborn's explain why they were forced to leave Nauvoo, Illinois and describe their jouney. They also write about family matters and express appreciation for the Mormon faith.

Dates: 1846

Edwin Hodges letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230318229]
Identifier: MSS SC 1963
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten letter and a typescript of the item. Hodges talks about farming, Iowa politics, and mentions a rumor that a Mormon had found and translated some plates in Iowa which state that the Mormons should settle there.

Dates: 1846

Elias Hutchings autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2470
Scope and Contents

Handwritten autobiography and photocopies of the item. Hutchings was born in New Hampshire and lived later in Vermont, New York, Ohio, Iowa, and Illinois. He was baptized a member of the Mormon Church in 1830, participated in the "Zion's Camp" march of 1834, served on a mission to New York and Pennsylvania, and personally knew Joseph Smith (1805-1844), first president of the Mormon Church. Hutchings died in 1845 in Nauvoo, Illinois.

Dates: circa 1842

J. K. Kane letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233282588]
Identifier: Vault MSS 12
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter, dated September 3, 1846, and addressed to Judge J. K. Kane. The item grants permission for Mormons to spend the winter of 1846 and 1847 on Indian lands.

Dates: 1846

John Riggs papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197232486404]
Identifier: MSS 794
Scope and Contents Ledger account books, letters, receipts, certificates, an autobiography, and biographical materials. Riggs' autobiography relates many faith-promoting experiences in the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Riggs writes about his life as a Mormon in Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, and Utah. He tells about his experiences as a pioneer who came to Utah in 1851; his life in Provo, Utah; and his occupation as a physician. The account books relate to his work as a...
Dates: 1844-1891

Daniel Spencer diary

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233598157]
Identifier: MSS 2740

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

Elizabeth Beswick Tanner autobiography and program

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231045193]
Identifier: MSS 1191
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typescript of a three-page autobiography. Tanner writes about her marriage, her conversion to the Mormon Church, and her subsequent life in Ohio, Missouri, and Iowa. The date of the composition of this item is uncertain. Also included is a typed copy of a program of the 1885 reunion of the Tanner family in Payson, Utah.

Dates: approximately 1850-1885