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Pioneer of Southern Utah and Las Vegas – John Steele papers

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: John Steele papers (Vault MSS 528). This collection contains three boxes full of diaries, notes, correspondence, dictionaries, surveys, bonds, certificates, horoscopes, and military orders related to a prominent pioneer of southern Utah and Nevada. The correspondence was to and from John …

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Mormon Battalion poem

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Mormon Battalion poem (MSS SC 2224). This is a handwritten poem commemorating the activities of the Mormon Battalion in service of the United States during the war with Mexico (1845-1848). The item was written in ink. “By John Hancock who …

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(Auto)biography of Samuel Miles

This week we are highlighting another item from our 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts that was digitized this past year: the (Auto)biography of Samuel Miles. Samuel Miles Jr., son of Samuel Miles Sr. and Prudence Marks, was born on April 8, 1826 in Attica, New York. During the winter of 1833-1834, after moving to …

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Newel Kimball Whitney papers related to Mormon pioneers

L. Tom Perry Special Collections has recently digitized the Newel Kimball Whitney papers (Vault MSS 76).  This collection is a treasure trove of original documents related to the earliest years of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Whitney was a personal friend of Joseph Smith, the first bishop of Ohio (1831), and second Presiding …

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