Latter Day Saint women -- New Mexico -- History
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Book drafts, correspondence, notices, court transcripts, newspaper clippings, political pamphlets, poetry in English and Spanish, and certificates. The materials relate to Klasner's research for her autobiography, "My Girlhood Among Outlaws," and her biography of John Chisum, "Baron of the Pecos."
Contains the original handwritten diary of Emma Wartstill (or Waitstill) Mecham Nielson that includes the time period from 1887 to 1916, with diary entries spanning from 1887 to 1897 and financial records spanning from 1914 to 1916. Diary is during the seven-month period Nielson was living by herself with her children in St. George, Utah, her daily activities as a mother and active church member, and her relationship with her fellow plural wife. Dated 1887 to 1916.