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Mary Gibbs Bigelow autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Mary Gibbs Bigelow autobiography details Bigelow's (1809-1888) life, telling of her youth, marriage, family's conversion to Mormonism, and troubles in Nauvoo, Illinois.
 
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William Clayton diaries and ledger

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The William Clayton diaries and ledger consist of copies of Clayton's 1840-1842 journal, ledger and his 1852-1853 diary. Clayton was prominent in the Mormom movement. He was summoned to Joseph Smith's office to assist Willard Richards and subsequently became clerk to Joseph Smith. Later, he followed Brigham Young to the Great Salt Lake Valley and served missions for the his church.
 
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Dame-McBride family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Dame-McBride family papers (1825-1978) consist of short biographies of family members, family diaries, family and church correspondence, and additional papers of the Dame and McBride families. Included are heirloom letters, journals, autobiographical notes, certificates, news clippings, and other documents. The diaries contain records of frontier and ocean crossings, early Mormon missionary experiences, and the spiritual testimony of these converts to the LDS Church. Insight into the thoughts of church leaders is revealed in letters from George A. Smith to William H. Dame.
 
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Amos Davis account book

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Amos Davis account book (1839-1842) consists of a photocopy and transcription of this book, showing the transactions that took place in Amos Davis' store in Commerce (later Nauvoo), Illinois.
 
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William Huntington diary [photocopy]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The William Huntington diary [photocopy] (1835-1845) details his life and his affiliation with the LDS Church.
 
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Thomas Leiper Kane papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Thomas Leiper Kane papers (1831-1880) consist of correspondence between family members, with some additional letters, papers, and notes.
 
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Ronald and Ilene Kingsbury papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Ronald and Ilene Kingsbury papers (1832-1995) consist of materials focusing on Utah and the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), as well as family history.
 
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Sarah Studevant Leavitt autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Sarah Studevant Leavitt autobiography (circa 1798-1851) deals mostly with the migration of her family from Canada, beginning in 1835, to Nauvoo, Illinois, and then to Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
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William Rowley papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The William Rowley papers (1798-1843) include an autobiography by Rowley (1798-1870), a boarding ticket for passage on the Metoka, two letters, and copies of news articles.

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