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Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Robert Ellison Western photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 115
Scope and Contents Collection includes two hundred and thirty photographs, including oversize images, one tintype, and a Brady photograph, with images of the oil industry and oil fields, landscapes of the West, G. A. Custer, and Ellison family and friends; stereographs of Indian wars, Wyoming; various western personalities and places; and postcards. Also includes four photographs and a postcard of Edward Copely and family. Also a picture of the printing shop at the "Old Nez Pierce Mission", and a postcard of...
Dates: approximately 1880-1949

LaMar C. Berrett collection on the Mormon Trail, 1971-2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7968 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains Berrett's research, maps, and pioneer journals related to Mormon Trail history in Missouri, Nebraska, and Illinois. Dates range from 1971-2007.

Dates: 1971-2007

Mormon Trails Association papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230323575]
Identifier: MSS SC 2384
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of typewritten and printed correspondence, newsletters, maps, and meeting minutes. The materials document the organization of the society and its efforts to get support for finding the exact route of the Mormon Trail and to see that it is properly marked.

Dates: 1992-1993

Proposed development and protection program for the Mormon pioneer national historic trail : report

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325067]
Identifier: MSS SC 2570
Scope and Contents

Typewritten report presenting a proposal for the preservation and marking of the Mormon Trail. The trail was an adaptation of the Oregon Trail used by early Mormon pioneers coming to Utah.

Dates: 1992

Ebenezer Rand history

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 311972303048929]
Identifier: MSS 4022

Ebenezer Rand's autobiography.

Dates: 1804-1870

A short sketch of the life of Levi Jackman

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230243864]
Identifier: MSS SC 605
Scope and Contents

Typescript copy of a life sketch originally written by Jackman in 1851 which describes his early family life in Vermont and New York. The sketch also includes journal excerpts from 1835-1847 which detail his Latter-day Saint Church missions to Ohio, the 1847 trek across the Plains and early Utah life. Also includes a typescript of notes from a sketch by S.C. Richardson about Jackman.

Dates: Unknown

A. O. Smoot family papers

Identifier: MSS 3843
Scope and Contents

The A. O. Smoot family papers consists of correspondence, publications, genealogy records, journals, account books, receipts, and related ephemera. The collection covers several generations and family members of the Smoot Family. Materials are dated 1815 to 1961.

Dates: 1815-1961

Elijah Allen Spooner letters and diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 662
Scope and Contents Overland diary and fifteen handwritten letters. Most of the letters are addressed to Spooner's wife and were written while on the overland journey by ox team from Adrian, Michigan to Sacramento, California in 1849. Spooner writes of encounters with Indians, buffalo hunting, distaste for Sunday travel, a handful of deaths within his company, and travelling conditions. Spooner also mentions his religious faith in most of the letters. Spooner stopped in Salt Lake City and gives a brief...
Dates: 1849-1850

Writings and history of Jonathan Ellis Layne

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230233386]
Identifier: MSS SC 31
Scope and Contents

Typescript (carbon copy) of an autobiographical sketch written by Layne in 1898 which gives details of his early life in Nauvoo, Illinois; his trek across the Plains to Utah; his settlement in Davis, Weber and Cache Counties, Utah; his experiences with the Mormon soldiers sent to oppose Johnston's army; and his eventual move to Alberta, Canada to escape arrest as a polygamist. Also includes extracts from his journal, 1887-1891.

Dates: 1877-1898