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Emigration and immigration -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Eric Bjarnson papers related to Finland

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231045375]
Identifier: MSS 6266

The collection contains about 20 pages of papers and letters relating to Finnish immigration and research on the Finnish.

Dates: 1977

Church and personal histories, undated

 File — Box 1: Series 1 [Barcode: 31197233277570], Folder: 10
Identifier: MSS 1511 Series 1 File 10
Scope and Contents

Contains various histories, dealing with the emigration of the Latter-day Saints from Canada to the United States, and from Kirtland, Ohio to Far West, Missouri; and a personal history on Parley P. Pratt and Robert Morris. 11 items, undated.

Dates: undated

Church Committee letter to Governor William Owsley

 Item — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS SC 740
Scope and Contents

Contains a photocopy and transcription of a 4-page letter from Brigham Young and others (on behalf of the Church Committee) to "His Excellency" Governor William Owsley of Illinois, petitioning for more time to prepare to leave Nauvoo, dated April 30, 1845.

Dates: 1845 April 30

Experiences of the Josiah Rhead family in the Martin handcart company of 1856

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325802]
Identifier: MSS SC 2713
Scope and Contents

Typewritten research paper for a Religion 442 class taught by Howard H. Barron at Brigham Young University. Using family records and unpublished materials as well as secondary sources, Richards writes a history of the Martin handcart company.

Dates: 1967

International news reports, 1882 May 1

 File — Box 6: Series 7; Series 8; Series 9 [Barcode: 31197233277620], Folder: 21
Identifier: MSS 1511 Series 9 File 11
Scope and Contents

Contains various international news items. Some of the reports are in the handwriting of Samuel Russell [Sr.]. Topics include emigration of early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jewish riots in Russia, and the Ireland/England peace policy. Materials dated May 1, 1882.

Dates: 1882 May 1

Lavon B. Jones biography of Henry Hamilton

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231058816]
Identifier: MSS 6242

The Lavon B. Jones biography of Henry Hamilton is a biography that accounts for the life of Hamilton from his birth in Scotland to his death in Utah. Henry Hamilton was an early pioneer that forged his way from Scotland to the Utah Valley.

Dates: 1980

Letters and articles on LDS church history and pioneers, off-shoots, and polygamy, between 1878 and 1954

 File — Box 5: Series 6 [Barcode: 31197233277612], Folder: 26
Identifier: MSS 1511 Series 6 File 26
Scope and Contents

Contains various letters and papers written about the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its pioneer emigrants and immigrants. Includes information on the relationship of James Strang and Orson Hyde, as well as a copy of the Petition to the Governor of Utah to pardon various church leaders and other members being held in the Utah Penitentiary for polygamy. Materials undated, but probably written between 1878 and 1954 (when Samuel Russell was alive).

Dates: between 1878 and 1954

Mary Jane McCleve Meeks biography

 Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1627
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the biography of Mary Jane McCleve Meeks written by Naomi A. Jensen. Mary Jane McCleve was born in Crawfordsburn, Ireland, in 1840. Mary Jane emigrated to Utah with her family at the age of 16. The family traveled with the S. Curling ship to Boston and crossed the plains with the Daniel D. McArthur Company. She married Dr. Priddy Meeks in 1856 and they had eleven children. She died at the age of 93 in 1933.

Dates: 1969 July 21

Jean Rio Griffiths Baker Pearce papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232593530]
Identifier: MSS 8768
Scope and Contents

Contains digital copies of papers related to Jean (Jane) Rio Griffiths Baker Pearce. Includes marriage and other legal documents for her progenitors and children, letters, receipt for her burial plot, and her original handwritten diaries from 1851 and 1878. The 1851 diary documents Jean (Jane) Rio's journey from England to America to join the Latter-day Saints in Utah, including her trials crossing the ocean by ship and the plains. Dated 1780-1878.

Dates: 1780-1878

Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197232550480]
Identifier: MSS 843

This collection contains correspondence, reports, documents, and passenger lists of ships of the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company. The first folder contains an index of the collection.

Dates: 1853-1880