Archive: "autobiography" Tag

Lucy H. Flake journals

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Lucy H. Flake journals (MSS SC 13). The collection includes three handwritten journals which contain Flake’s autobiography, covering the years 1842 to 1894. These items include details of her life in Beaver, Utah, and a detailed account of her experience …

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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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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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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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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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George Halliday papers

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: George Halliday papers  (MSS 139). Materials include a handwritten diary that was kept from 1845 to 1854, part of which was written in Pitman shorthand. The diary also includes a brief autobiographical sketch of Halliday from his birth up …

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Priddy Meeks journal

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Priddy Meeks journal (Vault MSS 58). This volume is a handwritten record by Meeks on a wide range of topics including his reflections on his life, his various activities, and his revelations. He also records various faith-promoting stories he hears. An unedited …

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Myron Alma Abbott autobiography

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Myron Alma Abbott autobiography (MSS 661). This handwritten autobiography of Abbott was written in 1917. It includes a description of Abbott’s life including his birth in Weber County, and life in Tocquerville and Plymouth, Utah, before moving to Bunkerville, Nevada, in …

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Lorenzo Brown diary and autobiography

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Lorenzo Brown diary and autobiography (MSS 497). Brown’s handwritten record and starts with an autobiography which takes him to the year 1856 when his diary begins. He describes his conversion to the Mormon Church, life in Nauvoo, Illinois, and his relationship …

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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 …

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