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Latter Day Saints -- Mexico -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph C. Bentley diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1881
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of a handwritten diary. Bentley tells about his activities with members of the Mormon Church in the Juarez Stake in Mexico.

Dates: 1907

Biography of William Rufus Rogers Stowell

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230348556]
Identifier: MSS 506

Includes typewritten and handwritten biographies of William Rufus Rogers Stowell. Also included are typed excerpts from the biography and photocopies of an account of Stowell's death handwritten by his grandson, Earl Stowell. William Stowell was a convert to the Mormon Church. He lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, migrated to Utah in 1852, served in the Utah Militia during the Utah Expedition, served on missions for the Mormon Church, and went to Mexico to avoid prosecution for polygamy.

Dates: approximately 1893-1950

Oral history interview with Mary Ann Jones Black

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231028884]
Identifier: MSS 6744

Oral history interview with Mary Ann Jones Black, conducted by Louise Lyne for the Utah State Historical Society and California State University, Fullerton Oral History Program on 10 July 1972.

Dates: 1972 July 10

Susan Elizabeth Redd Butler papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1739
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1893-1977

Susan Elizabeth Redd Butler scrapbooks

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2315
Scope and Contents

Two scrapbooks including newspaper clippings relating largely to Mormons. Also included is a handwritten speech and a handwritten essay titled: "The Turtle."

Dates: 1894-1965

James Franklin Carroll autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231044931]
Identifier: MSS 1013
Scope and Contents

Typed copy of an autobiography in eight pages. Carroll lived in Heber City, Orderville, Grayson, Blanding, and Salt Lake City, Utah. He also lived for several years in Mexico. Also included is a photocopy of a handwritten letter to his children in which Carroll states his faith in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The dates of the composition of these items are uncertain.

Dates: approximately 1950

The cat

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230322502]
Identifier: MSS SC 2613
Scope and Contents

Handwritten essay on cats.

Dates: 1893

Ernest Clark notebook

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232533569]
Identifier: MSS 7682
Scope and Contents

Notebook contains an autobiography of Ernest Clark, as well as notes from a sermon by Mary Lightner on Joseph Smith and a copy of a revelation on marriage by John Taylor. Clark's autobiography describes his early years in Utah, his family's life in Mexico and their expulsion from the country in 1912, his education, and his teaching career in Idaho and Wyoming. Contents date from between 1905 and 1968.

Dates: 1905-1968

Martha Cragun Cox autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 319
Scope and Contents

Holograph autobiography which tells of Cox's early life in Salt Lake City, Utah and her family history, Latter-day Saint Church activities, education and teaching career. She married Isaiah Cox as a plural wife in 1869 and moved later to Mexico, settling in the Mormon colonies. She left Mexico during the Revolution of 1912.

Dates: 1928

Ada Arvilla Burk Earl autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325505]
Identifier: MSS SC 2642
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography which was revised in 1937. Ada writes about her life in Farmington, Utah, attending school, importing silk worms to Utah, and local entertainment. She later moved to Springerville, Arizona with her family. Ada married John H. Earl (1855-1953), a farmer and a carpenter. She moved to Chihuahua, Mexico in 1887, to Fielding, Utah in 1902, and to Ogden, Utah in 1922.

Dates: 1937