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Idaho -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Blair Holmes professional papers, 1972-1987

Identifier: MSS 3248 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains Holmes' dissertation, a collection of twenty-eight oral histories performed by History 200 students, and news and histories pertaining to Idaho. Dated 1972-1987.

Dates: 1972-1987

Mason Brayman correspondence

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230241611]
Identifier: MSS SC 479
Scope and Contents

Four ALS's between Brayman and Winnemucca, chief of the Paiutes. Tells of a request by Chief Winnemucca to send visitors to the Bannocks and instructions concerning their travel by Brayman. Also includes a 1939 postmarked envelope which enclosed the correspondence at time of purchase.

Dates: 1877

Description of experiences had in crossing the plains and mountains in the spring of 1863, settling in the eastern and unorganized portion of Idaho territory, and experiences had in that country in 1863-4

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233291027]
Identifier: Vault MSS 492
Scope and Contents Walker's party left West Point, Iowa, on 8 April 1863, destined for California. They traveled by steamboat and rail to Atchison, Kansas, and from there "in one of Ben Hollidays stage coaches" to Fremont's Orchard. They encountered about sixty Indians. They arrived safely in Denver. Walker went with a wagon train for some "diggings discovered about five hundred miles north of Salt Lake City." They passed a group of Mormons heading back east who told Walker: "We are Mormons: but we are...
Dates: 1863-1864, 1904

Amy LeFevre Haycock autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230316314]
Identifier: MSS SC 1807
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typed biography of Amy LeFevre Haycock accompanied by three of her poems, "Last Picture of My Mother," "Dear Brother," and "To My Father." She spent many years homesteading in Idaho.

Dates: approximately 1935

Idaho Supreme Court court cases

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230323476]
Identifier: MSS SC 2430
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten and typewritten court records. The items document court cases against Mormons in Idaho. Most of these materials deal with how the Idaho court system treated Mormons in relation to their beliefs on polygamy and on other Mormon Church related doctrines and practices.

Dates: 1889

Letters received

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231045102]
Identifier: MSS 1029
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters dated 28 Sept. 1854 and 27 May 1867. One item is from John H. Coon, in San Francisco, California, and tells about business matters and discusses mutual friends. The other letter is from George W. Converse, a resident of Idaho, and tells about mining, crops, food prices, and speculates about the possibility of an Indian war.

Dates: 1854 September 28; 1867 May 27

Passing years

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330919]
Identifier: MSS SC 3223
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript. The manuscript is a history of the early settling of southern Idaho and northern Utah. Most of the early settlers were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Also included are biographies of the author's ancestors including David Jensen. David and his wife, Serena Peterson joined the Mormon Church in 1862 in Denmark. They came to Utah in 1863.

Dates: 1950-1951

Personal histories and life sketches of ancestors of Vera Price

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197232480456]
Identifier: MSS 1560
Scope and Contents These manuscripts are biographies and autobiographies of ancesters of Vera Price. These individuals include Lewis Dunbar Wilson Jr. and Sr., John Lingren (autobiography), and James Brown (by Gladys Brown White). Most of the biographies are short (several pages) typescripts. There are biographies of 17 members of the Wilson family, 4 of the Price family, 3 of the Hunt family, and 2 of the Walton family. These individuals were Mormons, most of whom lived in Idaho. James Brown was a member...
Dates: approximately 1890-1978

Store account book for Idaho Springs, Colorado

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230342757]
Identifier: MSS 224

Mercantile account book with customer names, items purchased, prices paid, and customer numbers. Handwritten entries included for approximately one year.

Dates: 1872-1873