James H. Skinner autobiography, 1915  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Skinner, James H., 1842-
Title
James H. Skinner autobiography
Dates
1915 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 folder, (0.25 linear feet)
Collection Number
Accn0609
Summary
The James H. Skinner autobiography was written in 1915 and describes Skinner's (b. 1842) highlights of his life from childhood to his mid-thirties.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The James H. Skinner autobiography was written in 1915 and describes Skinner's (b. 1842) highlights of his life from childhood to his mid-thirties.

Skinner recalls a burial at sea on the voyage he took with his parents to California in 1845, the trip around Cape Horn, the war with Mexico over California, and watching a bullfight. Other topics covered include San Francisco fires, a parade celebrating the end of the war, a journey to Utah, visiting the site of the Mountain Meadows massacre, homesteading in Beaver County, Utah, participating in a militia known as the Minute Men, working as a carpenter on the St. George temple, and a mission to the New England states.

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Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: James H. Skinner papers, ACCN 0609, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: ACCN 0609.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Mormons--Biography
  • Mormons--California
  • Mountain Meadows Massacre, 1857
  • Personal Names :
  • Skinner, James H., 1842-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Brooklyn (Ship)
  • Geographical Names :
  • San Francisco (Calif.)--Social life and customs
  • Utah--Social life and customs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Autobiographies