Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
The bulk of the collection describes the events of John Haslem Clark's life in his own words. He recalls his experience of traveling across the plains and settling in early Salt Lake City and Manti, and includes stories of encounters with Indians and the challenges of creating a life in newly-settled Utah. Also includes the genealogy of relatives and descendants of John Haslem Clark, Senior, John Haslem Clark's father.
A photograph taken in Manti, Utah of Chester Station with men outside the building, railroad tracks, some railroad cars and a horse and carriage.
Materials include papers of John Patten, Sr. and his son John Patten, Jr., early converts to the Mormon Church from Indiana. Papers of John Patten, Sr. include a land deed, ordination certificate, receipt, and genealogical records. Papers of John Patten, Jr. include a patriarchal blessing by Isaac Morley, receipts, and an ordination certifcate. Dated 1827-1900.
Photocopy of a handwritten diary. Smith writes of his early life until he started his diary in 1846. He tells about his experiences in the Mormon Battalion and the discovery of gold in California in 1848. Smith also writes about his coming to Utah and his life in Manti, Utah. He also relates incidents in the Black Hawk War when the whites fought the Ute Indians. There are many gaps.