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"Byographical [sic] sketch of the life of James May of Berkshire"

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The "Byographical [sic] sketch of the life of James May of Berkshire" [photocopy] recounts early life in England, 1852 immigration to Utah, and activities in Utah and in Alberta, Canada. Includes family genealogy. This item is a photocopy and not an original.
 
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Adams-Matheson family biographies

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:This collection consists of photocopies of biographies of Barbara Ellen Matheson Adams and David H. Matheson,and an autobiography of William Adams.
 
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Jude Allen papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Jude Allen papers (1836-1981) consist of a handwritten account book; a certificate of Allen's appointment to the rank of captain in the Ohio Militia; a three-page biography written by his granddaughter, Edna Dewey Pierson; and a children's short story written in 1981, by Avon Compton, another granddaughter.
 
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Andrus family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Andrus family papers (1978-1979) contain information on Milo Andrus and his wives through two family publications, The Andrus Recorder and Milo Andrus and His Wives and Children. Both these xerox editions contain excerpts from Milo's journal and autobiography, as well as his letters. Information regarding Lucy Andrus and her "Halfway House" is also included.
 
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Francis Armstrong family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Francis Armstrong family papers (1860-1960) contain autobiographies, biographies, obituaries, correspondence, genealogy records, and newspaper articles. Francis Armstrong Madsen is a local businessman who compiled this resource on his mother's ancestor, Francis Armstrong. The bulk of the collection consists of information on Francis Armstrong and his family.
 
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William B. Ashworth and Paul Parrish Ashworth autobiographies

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The William B. Ashworth and Paul Parrish Ashworth autobiographies (1932-1934, 1953-1956) contains a three volume transcript of "The Life of William B. Ashworth, Written by Himself," and an autobiography of Paul Parrish Ashworth, son of William B. Ashworth. Ashworth was a Utah pioneer.
 
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Elijah Averett journal

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:This collection consists of a WPA transcription of the Elijah Averett journal. Begins with several pages of financial accounts of a brickyard, includes an autobiography by Averett and account entries and brief histories of the Averett and Mackleprang families.
 
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Margaret McNeil Ballard autobiography [typescript]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Margaret McNeil Ballard autobiography [typescript] (1850s-1917) describes her life as a Scottish-born Mormon pioneer.
 
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Joseph E. Beard papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Joseph E. Beard papers (1921-1923) contain four missionary diaries from the 1920's in the Eastern States Mission and one program (photocopy) of ESM Conference at Hill Cumorah, September 1923.
 
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Belnap family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:This collection consists of photocopies of handwritten and typescript autobiography written by Gilbert Belnap recounting events on his migration to Utah in 1850; correspondence, clippings, and certificates relating to several members of the Belnap family.
 
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Ezra Taft Benson autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Ezra Taft Benson autobiography (1846) consist of a historical sketch entitled "Brief History of Ezra Taft Benson," apparently written by Benson (1811-1869) after he became an apostle in the LDS Church.
 
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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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Rodney H. Brady papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Rodney H. Brady papers (1957-2001) consist of a thesis, dissertation, general materials, and 11 bound autobiographical volumes that document the life of Brady. Brady, a native Utahn, served on many religious and civic capacities during his life. He served as an officer in the United States Air Force; assistant secretary for administraion and management in the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; and president of Weber State College.
 
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Jesse R. S. Budge family history and autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Jesse R. S. Budge family history and autobiography (1949) consists of family memories by Jesse Budge (1878-1964), entitled "Pioneer Days: Some Reminiscences." This writing gives details of growing up in a polygamous family in Paris, Idaho, and of Budge's legal career.
 
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George Q. Cannon family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The George Q. Cannon family papers (1842-2005) consist of genealogical materials, journal and diary extracts, obituaries, newspaper clippings, correspondence, family association meeting minutes, and biographical information. George Q. Cannon was a Mormon pioneer, president of the Hawaiin LDS mission, delegate from the Utah Territory to the U.S. Congress, and member of the Council of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church.
 
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William Henry Chamberlin papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The William Henry Chamberlin papers (1915-1954) consist of a bound copy of Chamberlin's paper, "Berkeley's Philosophy of Nature and Modern Theories of Evolution," written in 1916-1917 at Harvard under the direction of Ralph Barton Perry, and a photocopy of Ephraim E. Ericksen's "William H. Chamberlin, Pioneer Mormon Philosopher," published in The Western Humanities Review in 1954. Chamberlin was a Utah and Mormon philosopher who taught at Brigham Young University. He was the brother of Ralph V. Chamberlin.
 
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Chase and Mathews family histories

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Chase and Mathews family histories consist of memories, recollections, transcriptions and copies of materials that detail the history of these two families. Isaac Chase came to Utah in 1847 and in 1854 he partnered with Brigham Young to developed a flour mill which became known as the Chase Mill.
 
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VaLois S. Chipman papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The VaLois S. Chipman papers (1925-1980) consist of Chipman's missionary papers, interview transcripts, and autobiography.
 
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Harold T. Christensen papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Harold T. Christensen papers consist of sections of his memoir titled Mormon or Sociologist: Memoirs of a Marginal Man; articles, primarily on sociology; biographical materials; masters thesis (1937); autobiography of his brother, Cornell Christensen; and other materials. Christensen was a professor of sociology at Brigham Young University and at Purdue University.
 
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Peter J. Christofferson papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Peter J. Christofferson papers includes a two-page biography of Christofferson, "Pioneer life of Peter J. Christofferson," a poem titled "At the Golden Gates," and a five-page autobiographical reminiscence of an Arizona trial for polygamy followed by incarceration in Detroit.
 
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Laura Christensen McCurdy Clark family biography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Laura Christensen McCurdy Clark family biography (1952) is titled, "Two Pioneer Stories" by Clark. This is an account of members of her family and their journeys from Europe to Utah, where they helped settle Sanpete County.
 
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Melvin A. Cook papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Melvin A. Cook papers (1802-1989) contain documents resulting from the career of this noted explosives expert and chemist, best known for his work on shaped charges and slurry explosives. In addition, Cook (born 1911) was a professor of metallurgy at the University of Utah, a businessman, and an author of works on creationism, particularly on the relationship between science and Mormon doctrines. The collection includes an autobiography; professional correspondence concerning scientific, teaching, and business activities; published reports and monographs on explosives and creationism; explosives-related patent information; a collection of publications on explosives, subject and research files, and other documents.
 
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Cowley family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Cowley family papers consist of biographical sketches of several members of the Cowley family, particularly Mattias Foss Cowley and Samuel Parkinson Cowley. Included is a 10 page handwritten biography of Samuel P. Cowley by his father, Mattias F. Cowley. Mattias Foss Cowley was dropped from the Mormon Church Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1893 for continuing to practice polygamy. Samuel P. Cowley was an F.B.I. agent who was killed in a gun battle with Baby face Nelson in 1934.
 
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George Crane autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The George Crane autobiography (1913) details Crane's life story from 1864 onward. Crane was a convert to the LDS Church during the late nineteenth century.
 
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Jesse Crosby autobiography [typescript]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Jesse Crosby autobiography [typescript] (1820-1850) tells of Crosby's early life, conversion to the LDS Church and life in Nauvoo, travels on a mission to Eastern Canada and New England, and travel overland to Utah in 1847.
 
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Thomas Robinson Cutler biography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Thomas Robinson Cutler biography is an edited, bound photocopy of a biography of Cutler, a Utah sugar industry entrepreneur and Mormon Church leader.The biography describes Cutler's personal and business history giving particular emphasis to his role as vice president and general manager of the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company and the development of the sugar beet industry in Utah and Idaho.
 
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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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John Johnson Davies autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The John Johnson Davies autobiography consist of a typescript copy of Davies' autobiographical sketch. Davies was a Welsh emigrant to Utah in 1854 by way of New Orleans, earning a living by weaving. He resided in Sanpete Valley and Kanarraville, Utah.
 
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Eli A. Day papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Eli A. Day papers (1876 and circa 1910) hold two items. The first is a 19-page photocopy of a typescript autobiographical sketch of Abraham Day, III, who was Eli's father, while the second is Eli Day's Normal School certificate from the University of Deseret, issued June 1876. The autobiographical sketch recounts incidents in the life of Abraham Day, a member of the Mormon Battalion. Included are recollections of incidents in Springville and Mt. Pleasant, Utah, where Day worked in timber, mills, and farming. He also served as mayor of Mt. Pleasant. Some genealogical information is included.
 
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Haven G. Day papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Haven G. Day papers consist of family biographies and Day's autobiography.
 
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Dooly-Riser family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Dooly-Riser family papers consist of genealogical records detailing the history of the family. The Riser family are one of the earlier families who settled in to Utah after 1847.
 
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John T. Edward papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The John T. Edward papers consists of diaries and letters of John T. Edward, news clippings, and a biography of John T. Edward and his wife, Lizzie Thomas Edward written by John E. Carr. Edward was a butcher in Salt Lake City and served a LDS Church mission in Scotland during which his companion was David O. McKay.
 
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Wilford Ence family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Wilford Ence family papers (1840-1933) consists of an original autobiography and family record written by Gottlieb Ence, as well as an autobiography by George J. Ramsey. Wilford Ence (b. 1883) was the son of Gottlieb and Caroline Ence. George J. Ramsey was the father of Caroline Ence. Both Gottlieb and George were LDS converts.
 
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David W. Evans autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The David W. Evans autobiography (1919-1965) is divided into five volumes and recounts Evans' life and that of his family, his participation in Mormon Church activities and Utah Republican politics.
 
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Henry Eyring diary

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Henry Eyring diary (1877-1896) also includes a typescript. Included with the diary is a biography titled, "Life Sketch of Bertah Eyring."
 
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Frederick Gardiner diary

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Frederick Gardiner diary (1832-1869) discusses Gardiner's early life in England, his journey to America, and life events up until the late 1860s. Gardiner was a convert to the LDS Church from England.
 
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Archibald Gardner papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Archibald Gardner papers (1800s) consist of a typewritten transcription of Archibald Gardner's (1815-1857) short diary (14 pages). The diary gives an extensive genealogy of the Gardner family and their Scottish origins. Although brief, this account describes the daily trials and experiences of the early 1800s.
 
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Duckworth Grimshaw autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Duckworth Grimshaw autobiography (1923) was written by himself and arranged by his daughters Martha J. Rogerson and May G. Jensen. The autobiography describes his experience as a Utah man imprisoned for polygamy in 1891.
 
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Aroet Lucius Hale diary

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Aroet Lucius Hale diary (1835-1856) discusses his life from the time he was baptized into the LDS Church until his mission to Las Vegas, Nevada. Aroet Lucius Hale (b. 1828) and his younger siblings followed Brigham Young to the Salt Lake Valley during the 1840s.
 
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Rachel Seamons Hancey autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Rachel Seamons Hancey autobiography (circa 1900) describes her life in England and travel to Cache Valley, Utah.
 
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Louisa Thalmann Hasler autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Louisa Thalmann Hasler autobiography (1843-1897) discusses her life as an early Mormon convert from Switzerland who settled in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.
 
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Hawley family biographical sketch

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Hawley family biographical sketch (1937) consist of recorded stories and family history by Sarah Ellis Hawley Pierson of her grandparents, William John Hawley and Ellis Smith Hawley. The stories cover her grandparents' seasonal sugar tapping in Canada around 1816, their move to Iowa and conversion to Mormonism, then their move to Pleasant Grove, Utah.
 
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Janet Pender Healy papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Janet Pender Healy papers (1845-1940s) consist mainly of personal materials, including correspondence, writings, autobiographies, certificates, and other papers. Some family information is also included.
 
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Joseph Smith Horne autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Joseph Smith Horne autobiography (1923-1924) describes Horne's (b. 1842) early life and religious and civic activies in Utah.
 
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Carolyn Hunsaker biography on Clara Federata Stenhouse Young Agramonte

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Carolyn Hunsaker biography on Clara Federata Stenhouse Young Agramonte presents the history of one of Brigham Young's daughters.
 
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Anthony Woodward Ivins papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Anthony Woodward Ivins Papers (1852-1974) contain diaries, journal, correspondence, articles, patriarchal blessings, and family history items.
 
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Henry Clark Jackson papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:This collection consists of a biography of Henry Clark Jackson written by his son circa 1915 and transcribed by Ward J. Roylance in 1972. Also included are transcribed family letters (1848-1906) edited by Ward J. Roylance in 1972.
 
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Ann Prior Jarvis autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:This collection consists of a copy of a typewritten copy of the original autobiography penned by Ann Prior Jarvis (1829 or 1830-1913). This twenty-four typescript was prepared by Floyd L. Eisenhour, of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration in Ogden, Utah, in May 1937.
 
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Eleanor C. W. Jarvis diary [typescript]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Eleanor C. W. Jarvis diary [typescript] (1854-1923) describes her family life in Utah's Dixie area.
 
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Joel Hills Johnson autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Joel Hills Johnson autobiography consists of bound photocopy of excerpts from A Journal or sketch of the life of Joel Hills Johnson. He tells of his early life in Massachusetts, events in Nauvoo, and emigration to Utah.
 
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Zeke Johnson papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Zeke Johnson papers (1869-1957) consist of a biography and life stories of Ezekiel "Zeke" Johnson, a second-generation pioneer born in Utah.
 
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Zadok Knapp Judd autobiography and biography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Zadok Knapp Judd autobiography (1902) and biography (2017) details the life of Judd and his wife Mary Minerva Dart, both early Mormon converts.
 
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William Decatur Kartchner autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The William Decatur Kartchner autobiography consist of a 51-page narrative/diary written by Kartchner. It contains biographical information on his family, as well as information on his conversion to Mormonism, his marriage, home movements, and illnesses. William Decatur Kartchner was born in Philadelphia.
 
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Timothy Kendell autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Timothy Kendell autobiography (1861-1948) includes personal and family information, poetry, and a history of Uintah, Utah. The autobiography was compiled by Carolyn Kendell.
 
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Scott G. Kenney collection

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Scott G. Kenney collection (1820-1984) reflects the research interests of Scott G. Kenney during the 1970s and early 1980s for a projected biography of Joseph F. Smith (1838-1901). The collection consists of typescripts made by Kenney, as well as photocopies of diaries and letters. Scott G. Kenney (b. 1946) is a historical researcher, a writer, and a musician.
 
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Lauretta L. Kidman biography on Lauritz Larsen

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Lauretta L. Kidman biography on Lauritz Larsen details Lauritz's history, from his birth in Denmark to his death in Utah. Topics discussed include the conversion of the Larsen family, emigration to the United States, the journey across the plains in the Matthias F. Cowley party, his plural marriages, and his life in Spring City, Utah.
 
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Adelia Almira Wilcox Hatton Woods Kimball papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Adelia Almira Wilcox Hatton Woods Kimball papers (1849-1868) contain one bound collection titled The Memoirs of Adelia Wilcox Kimball. This is a copy of her handwritten memoirs. Adelia Almira Wilcox Hatton Woods Kimball (1828-1896) was the wife of Heber C. Kimball, who was an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In her memoirs she writes about being an early settler in Utah, as well as her marriages and family life.
 
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Charles Gustave Larson papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Charles Gustave Larson papers (1948 and undated) consist of genealogical materials, family ledger, correspondence, news clippings, and a biography of Larson by Erma and Carol Lowry. Larson immigrated Grantsville, Utah in 1875 and he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) to the Southern States in 1899.
 
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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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Biographical sketch of John Varah Long by Irma Watson Hance

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The "Biographical Sketch of John Varah Long: His Diaries, Writings, Lectures and Notes" was compiled by Irma Watson Hance and Irene Warr. The biography consists of family information; largely transcriptions from Long's 1851 and 1862 diaries and letters.
 
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John Loveless autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The John Loveless autobiography (1807-1859) details his life in the LDS Church, the Church's expulsion from Missouri, his departure from Nauvoo, his trek west, and arrival in Salt Lake City.
 
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Eliza Lowe biography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Eliza Lowe biography consist of a brief history of Eliza Lowe and her husband, Thomas, compiled by their granddaughter, Mary Belnap Lowe.
 
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Albert Robison Lyman papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Albert Robison Lyman papers (1997) is a 27-page booklet focusing on Edward Partridge's conversion to Mormonism in 1830 and his subsequent activities as a church leader. Included are copies of letters written by Edward Partridge and of a patriarchal blessing given to him by Joseph Smith.
 
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Platte De Alton Lyman papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Platte De Alton Lyman papers (1898-1901) consist of a diary [typescript] by Lyman and a biography of Lyman by his son, Albert R. Lyman. Platte Lyman was a cattle and horse rancher in southern Utah. He also served in various capacities in the LDS Church.
 
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David Hogg Matheson autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The David Hogg Matheson autobiography is a typescript which was dictated by Matheson to his granddaughter Barbara Ellen Matheson Adams.
 
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G. Stanley McAllister papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The G. Stanley McAllister papers (1920-2006) contains copies of typed and handwritten diaries, letters, and biographical information, most of which were written by McAllister during the time he served in the Eastern States mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). McAllister was a New York City merchandising executive.
 
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Peter McIntyre autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Peter McIntyre autobiography (1790-1872) contains information about McIntyre, a soldier, pioneer, and preacher from Scotland.
 
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John Hamilton Morgan papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The John Hamilton Morgan papers (1845-1986) detail the personal, professional, and religious activities of John Morgan (1842-1894), a noted Utah educator and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) leader.
 
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Nicholas Groesbeck Morgan papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Nicholas Groesbeck Morgan papers consist of archaeological and historical materials pertaining to Utah and United States. The bulk of this collection is devoted to notable Utah/Mormon personalities and figures as well as buildings, places, etc. that are held in historical reverence concerning pioneering and the Salt Lake area.
 
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Johan Henri Moser papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Johan Henri Moser papers (1941-1960s) consist of Moser's autobiography, articles typed from local newspapers, and a letter concerning an exhibition of Moser's artwork.
 
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Clara Jenson Myers memoirs of Hannah and Peter Jenson

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Clara Jenson Myers memoirs of Hannah and Peter Jenson (1956) consist of a biography of her parents, Hannah and Peter Jenson, Swedish converts to the LDS Church. Myers also includes some of her own reminiscences of her life prior to marriage.
 
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John Nielsen autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The John Nielsen autobiography (1858-1881) consist of a life sketch of John Nielsen (b. 1858), detailing his early life and affiliation with the LDS Church.
 
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L. John Nuttall diaries

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The L. John Nuttall diaries (1876-1904) are comprised of typescript copies of eleven diaries by L. John Nuttall (1834-1905). Nuttall was a convert to the LDS Church and president of the Kanab, Utah, stake from 1877 to 1884.
 
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Biography of David Osborn, Sr.

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The biography of David Osborn, Sr. (1879) consists of a forty-six page typescript of an autobiographical sketch written by Osborn between 1860 and 1879. A postscript has been added by his son, David Osborn Jr. The biography details persecutions of Mormons in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois; stories of his association with and death of Joseph Smith, Jr.; and his life in Cache Valley after emigrating to Utah in 1852.
 
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Frederick J. Pack papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Frederick J. Pack papers (circa 1907-1950) consist of a news article written by Pack (b. 1875), his autobiography, family genealogical materials, family biographies, and publications.
 
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Maydell Cazier Palmer autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Maydell Cazier Palmer autobiography recounts her experience growing up in Nephi, Utah; her family, education, mission, marriage and children; and life in western Canada and Pakistan. The autobiography contains comments on Mormon Church leaders and doctrines, as well as on the position of women in the Mormon Church.
 
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John Parker papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The John Parker papers consist of a biography of John Parker (1812-1886), an early Mormon convert and settler in Dixie, Utah. The biography was written by his daughter, Alice Parker Isom.
 
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Joshua Hughes Paul papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Joshua Hughes Paul papers consist of a biography of Joshua Hughes Paul taken from his diaries, essays and poetry written by Paul and others.
 
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Borghild Marie Bergstedt Paulsen autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Borghild Marie Bergstedt Paulsen autobiography (1895-1970) describes Paulsen's (b. 1895) life in Norway, emigration to Salt Lake City, family life, and activities as a skier.
 
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Olive Andelin Potter autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:This collections consists of a photocopy of the typescript autobiography of Olive Andelin Potter discussing family life in Utah, including her move from Salt Lake City to the Sanpete Valley in the 1880s.
 
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William M. Powell papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The William M. Powell papers (1968-1992) consists of his autobiography and several articles on early Mormon history. William M. Powell (b. 1914) is a retired owner of an electrical supply company.
 
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Harriet L. Reid memoir

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Harriet L. Reid memoir consist of five typewritten pages containing a brief description of Reid's life in Utah and Arizona in the late 1800s.
 
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William Fletcher Reynolds biography [photocopy]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The William Fletcher Reynolds biography [photocopy] consist of a sketch of the life of William Fletcher Reynolds, Utah pioneer of 1852, dictated and prepared by his eldest daughter, Ellis Reynolds Shipp.
 
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Emma Peterson Riddle autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Emma Peterson Riddle autobiography details the life of Emma Riddle (b. 1867), a convert to the LDS Church who emigrated from Sweden to Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
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Isaac Riddle autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Isaac Riddle autobiography is an addendum to that written by two of his daughters, and a news article. Isaac Riddle (1830-1906) was baptized into the LDS Church in 1844.
 
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George Christian Riser autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The George Christian Riser autobiography (1842-1846) is titled, "Tagebuch fur G.C.R.," about his early life in Germany, his immigration to the United States, his conversion to the Mormon Church, his settlement in Nauvoo, Illinois, and ends in the winter of 1846 at Council Bluffs, Iowa.
 
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Junius S. Romney papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Junius S. Romney papers (1903-1973) consist of a seven-volume autobiography by Romney and a seventeen-page discourse given by his father, Junius Romney Sr. Junius S. Romney (1903-1980) was a Utah attorney and member of the LDS Church.
 
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Henry Weeks Sanderson autobiography and family history

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Henry Weeks Sanderson autobiography and family history (1884-1887) was written by Sanderson (b. 1829), a man of many trades who settled in Utah.
 
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James H. Skinner autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
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.
 
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Amanda Barnes Smith papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Amanda Barnes Smith papers consists of a typescript of a journal written by Amanda Smith and consists of a family history of Smith and of many of her descendents. Included in the collection is a typescript of an article written by Hulda Cordelia Thurston Smith addressed to her children and grandchildren.
 
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Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith autobiography describes her conversion to the LDS Church, her life in Missouri and Nauvoo, living arrangements in the Salt Lake Valley, the coming of Johnston's Army, and her husband's death, among other things.
 
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John Smith autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The John Smith autobiography was written in 1885 and tells of his journey from Ohio to Utah between 1838 and 1848 as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), as well as his early experiences in the Salt Lake Valley and during his mission for the Mormon church to Scandinavia. PHOTOCOPIES ARE NOT ALLOWED.
 
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Julia Josephine Spencer Snow biography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Julia Josephine Spencer Snow biography contain an undated biography of Julia Snow (1837-1909), written by her granddaughter, Beatrice Snow Winsor. The biography records information about her family's move to St. Louis and her mother's move to Nauvoo at the time the Mormons were driven out of that city. Also recorded is information on Julia's life in St. George, Utah, and her decendants.
 
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Mary Jane Mount Tanner papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Mary Jane Mount Tanner papers consist of an introspective and insightful diary recording her impressions of her activities and society. It concerns primarily personal matters such as stresses in a polygamous family, problems with family members, church and social activities, and the publication of a volume of her poetry. Correspondence is primarily about family matters; between herself and father in California (1849-1876) about his activities and the settlement of his estate; to her husband Myron Tanner about their courtship; and from other family members. Autobiography and diaries available to patrons on microfilm.
 
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Nathan Tanner speech

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Nathan Tanner speech transcript was given by Tanner, in 1895. The speech relates the story of Tanner's conversion and baptism into the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints (LDS) in New York, at the age of sixteen. He describes the mob persecutions of the Mormons at Kirtland, Ohio, and Far West, Missouri.
 
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Daniel Hadlond Thomas papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Daniel Hadlond Thomas papers consits of a re-edited version of a biography of Preston Thomas originally completed in 1942. It includes transcriptions of missionary diaries. Also included in the collection is correspondence and a poem written by Thomas.
 
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John Franklin Tolton autobiography

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The John Franklin Tolton autobiography (1842-1931) includes his memoirs: From the Halls of Memory. This is an account of the Tolton family's conversion to Mormonism, their move to America, and their stuggles. These papers cover three generations begining with John Tolton (John Franklin Tolton's grandfather) and his family, then John Tolton's son Edward, and finally Edward's son, John Franklin Tolton. The account begins in 1842 when John and his children first contacted Mormon missionaries in England and relates the family's religious conversion, immigration, and the ultimate rise of the third generation to a place of economic security and social prestige.
 
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Madge Harris Tuckett papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Madge Harris Tuckett papers (1985) consist of two biographies she wrote, one of Henry Tuckett and the other of his son, Henry A. Tuckett. Henry Tuckett Sr. (1831-1923) was a convert to Mormonism from England and rode for the Pony Express. Henry Tuckett Jr. (1852-1918) was an accomplished musician, businessman, and member of the LDS Church.
 
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Francis Urry papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Francis Urry papers (1920-1984) consist of personal, religious, and performing arts materials. Included are genealogy records, resumes, programs, correspondence, scripts, articles, brochures, notes, and other papers.
 
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Richard S. Van Wagoner papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Richard S. Van Wagoner papers (1797-2008) contain a record of Van Wagoner's historical research and writing. Correspondence and other papers are also included. Richard Van Wagoner is a clinical audiologist and Utah Mormon historian and author.
 
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Joseph S. Willes biography on William Willes

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Joseph S. Willes biography on William Willes consist of a brief biographical sketch of the life of William Willes, with excerpts from several journals kept by him, by Joseph S. Willes, a grandson. The subjects summarized give a biographical sketch of Willes' conversion to Mormonism in England, persecution he suffered as a result, his mission to India and England, and his life in Utah.
 
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Thomas J. and Lydia H. Yates papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Thomas J. and Lydia H. Yates papers (1888-1985) contain correspondence, biographies, and a penitentiary autograph book. Thomas Yates was an engineer and active in the Mormon Church.
 
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Alfred Douglas Young papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Alfred Douglas Young papers (1808-1843) contain an autobiographical sketch for Alfred Douglas Young.
 
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Emily Dow Partridge Smith Young papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Emily Dow Partridge Smith Young papers (1832-1970) is a compilation of histories, letters, and a portion of Emily Young's diary copied by relatives from original manuscripts. Emily was a polygamous wife of Joseph Smith (1843) and of Brigham Young (1845).
 
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Joseph Young papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Joseph Young papers (1859-1881) consist of a photocopy of Young's autobiographical sketch; an account of Young's funeral written by his son, Seymour B. Young; and a letter dated 1860. Joseph Young (1797-1881) was the son of John Young and Nabbie Howe, and the elder brother of Brigham Young.

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