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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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