The Emma Josephine Young Gilliland letter typescript was sent to her mother in 1850 July 23. This letter was written during a stop in Salt Lake City describing a trip from Indiana. Tells of the trip through Emigration Canyon, general trail conditions, food and conditions in Salt Lake City; tells of plan to move on to California in the spring. Typescript incomplete; last page of original letter missing.
The Arthur T. Lewis oral history interview transcript was with his daughter, Phyllis I. Lewis, discussing his youth in Salt Lake City, travels within the state as well as to points within about 300 miles of Salt Lake City, travels to Denver and Chicago, and settlement in California upon retirement.
The Willard Young letter is handwritten and signed and speaks of local events in Salt Lake City. The letter mentions Brigham Young's recent marriages to Mary Vancott and Ann Eliza Webb. Willard Young was the son of Brigham and Clarissa Ross Young, West Point graduate and engineer.