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Emma Wartstill (or Waitstill) Mecham Nielson diary

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Emma Wartstill Mecham Nielson diary (MSS 601). This item is a handwritten diary by a plural wife. Nielson writes about her position as first wife to Frihoff Godfrey Nielson, tells about her husband’s attempts to flee from federal officials pursuing him for …

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Elizabeth Kane’s Change of Heart

The following is an essay by Ashley Alvarez, research assistant for Ryan Lee, curator of 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts. Since October 2015, she has been researching the writings of Elizabeth Kane for a future book project: A brief account of  Elizabeth Kane’s trip to St. George, 1872-1873 “The longest Christmas I ever spent!” …

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Isaac Russell and Pratt family letters

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Isaac Russell and Pratt family letters (Vault MSS 497). This collection contains primarily correspondence between Russell and his family and letters to and from members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including some to and from Russell during his mission in …

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