Archive: "Mormonism, Utah, and the West" Category

William Jordan Flake diary

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: William Jordan Flake diary (MSS SC 1453). This is a handwritten diary kept while Flake was kept in the Yuma, Arizona, prison for polygamy. It includes a map of the lay out of the facility and descriptions of the treatment …

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Harriet Fowler Allen autograph book and poems

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Harriet Fowler Allen autograph book and poems (MSS SC 1942). The autographs were written to Harriet Allen and usually include poems. Harriet Adeline Fowler was born on February 4, 1856, in Gloucester, England to William Fowler and Ellen Bradshaw. Her family …

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Cyrena Dustin Merrill autobiography

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Cyrena Dustin Merrill autobiography (MSS SC 2180). This handwritten autobiography documents the author’s life including her experience joining the Mormon Church in 1837 and spent time in the Far West, Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; Winter Quarters, Nebraska; and then her migration to …

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Parley P. Pratt affidavit

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Parley P. Pratt affidavit (MSS SC 2227). This is a handwritten affidavit in the suit of Hiram Kimball versus Parley P. Pratt. Pratt apparently had an open account with Kimball in which he encumbered a debt of $300 in “goods…and …

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John T. Dorcheus memoirs

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: John T. Dorcheus memoirs (MSS SC 1879). This handwritten autobiography written in 1911 details Dorcheus’ life in Gunnison, Utah and later in Ashton, Idaho, and his participation in the “Utah Black Hawk War.” Also included are typed copies of blessings …

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Simon Eugene Dalton diary

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Simon Eugene Dalton diary (MSS 8978). In this handwritten diary Dalton writes mostly brief entries on his life while living as a farmer and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Springville, Utah. Dated 1899-1903. Simon Eugene …

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Minerva Wade Hickman autobiography

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Minerva Wade Hickman autobiography (MSS SC 2314). In this handwritten autobiography, Hickman writes about her experiences in migrating to Utah in the 1840s and in settling in that state. She also includes “a list of names of Births since I …

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Nathaniel Henry Felt, Jr. mission journal

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Nathaniel Henry Felt, Jr. mission journal (MSS SC 3197). This journal was kept by Felt while serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Southern States Mission from 1901 to 1903. For more information …

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New Exhibit: The Relief Society Bazaar

Special Collection’s newest small exhibit is ““Handicrafts & Heritage: LDS Relief Society Bazaars,” a look at the 20th century phenomenon of Relief Society fundraising fairs. Relief Society sisters from all around the world participated in bazaars, selling handmade crafts and foods to raise money for their Relief Society budgets. The exhibit features photos and crafts …

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Theodore McKean family record book

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Theodore McKean family record book (MSS SC 1990). This item is a handwritten record book that documents the genealogy of the McKean family. It also includes a short autobiography of Theodore McKean. He describes his youth, his conversion to the Mormon …

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