Heber Robert McBride autobiography
L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Heber Robert McBride autobiography (MSS 501). This item is a handwritten autobiography in which McBride (1843-1925) writes about migrating with his family from England to Utah in 1856 as a youth in the ill-fated Mormon handcart company led by Edward Martin. He tells about the hardships he and his family faced, writing, “We used to pray that we might die to get out of our misery.” McBride also talks about life in Utah, where he lived in Ogden, Provo, and Huntsville. He also served as a scout during the Black Hawk War against the Ute Indians.