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Payson (Utah) -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

In memorium : Robert Dewey McKell

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230318286]
Identifier: MSS SC 1973
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typescript. The item is a transcript of the funeral services for Robert McKell (1894-1935) held in Payson, Utah and recorded by Catherine Moulton. The talks were given by McKell's friends and by local Mormon church leaders. McKell was a school teacher who was active in the American Legion and in the Boy Scouts.

Dates: 1935

Philo Johnson autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230318559]
Identifier: MSS SC 1987
Scope and Contents Photocopied and typewritten autobiography. Johnson tells mainly about his conversion to the Mormon faith, his experiences in Nauvoo with leaders of the Mormon Church and the Nauvoo Legion, and his migration to Utah. Philo mentions a retaliation by Mormon settlers against Native Americans in "Tutullry Valley" because of cattle stealing in 1850. He also mentions his own participation in this event. He first settled in Salt lake City but moved to Payson in 1857. He mentions seeing Joseph...
Dates: 1894

Samuel Stephen Jones papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1435
Scope and Contents

Collection contains diaries and autobiography, biographies, family history, correspondence, legal documents and newspaper clippings related to his personal life, pioneer memories, missionary experiences, political activities as mayor and member of the Democratic party, LDS Church activities, and leadership in business and civic activities in Utah. Also includes copies of his poetical writings.

Dates: 1902-1918

McClellan family histories

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230244615]
Identifier: MSS SC 561
Scope and Contents

Typescripts (some duplicated). The collection includes autobiographical sketch of William C. McClellan, member of the Mormon Battalion and of the Nauvoo Legion in Utah Valley, Utah, a biographical sketch of his wife, Almeda D. McClellan by Zitelle M. Snarr, and an autobiography of their son David A. McClellan Sr. which includes details of life in the Mormon colonies in Mexico and Arizona.

Dates: date of production not identified

A memorial

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233288999]
Identifier: Vault MSS 326
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed family history and autobiography. Tanner writes about her family joining the Mormon Church, its migration to Nauvoo, Illinois, and its eventual arrival in Utah. She also mentions her marriage in a polygamous relationship and her life in Payson, Utah.

Dates: 1880

The missionary journal of John Redington

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230347723]
Identifier: MSS 1293
Scope and Contents

Typewritten copy of John Redington's diary "with Introduction and Commentary" by Harriet Ann Crawford. Redington writes about his missionary experiences in Great Britain, his travels, his migration to Utah, and his settlement in Payson, Utah.

Dates: 1859-1897

Genevieve Johnson Pettit diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230331875]
Identifier: MSS SC 3242
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten diary. The author writes about her migration from Arizona to Raymond, Alberta, Canada. On the way, she stayed with her aunt Daisy Dixon in Parowan, Utah. She tells about her daily activities, Church meetings, and a young man who visited her named Jim S.

Dates: 1903-1904

Philomathean Society society journal

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227613665]
Identifier: MSS SC 1319
Scope and Contents

Handwritten society journal called "The Philomathean Gazette" which is "Devoted to the Interests of the Philomathean Society." The item includes poetry, essays, and letters to E. Dixon, "the Editress," which primarily concern topics such as temperance, ethics, and education.

Dates: 1872

Fanny Fry Simons autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3085
Scope and Contents The first folder of the collection holds a photocopy and typescript of the original manuscript; the second holds 5 pages of the original manuscript (the first two and the last three) that were detached from the original and were in brittle condition; and the third folder holds a box containing the original manuscript, which measures 23 x 14.5 cm and has approximately 50 pages, written on both sides. The autobiography was written by Fanny Fry Simons in the latter part of her life. It details...
Dates: undated

Joseph Smith Tanner autobiography

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231045938]
Identifier: MSS 1267
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typescript as "given by Joseph S. Tanner to N. H. Tanner ... at Payson ... Utah." Tanner tells about his early life as a Mormon and about his experiences in Payson, Utah.

Dates: 1907