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John Adams family papers [photocopies]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The John Adams family papers (1886-1929) contains three photocopied documents: A journal kept by John Adams from November 1886 to October 1887, includes entries from the six months he spent in the Utah Territorial Penitentiary after his imprisonment for the practice of polygamy; a biography of John Adams (1836-1901) written in 1927 by his son, John Q. Adams; and a "Tribute to my Mother," written by John Q. Adams in 1929. Together, these documents describe Adams' experiences in prison and the hardships endured by the family of this Centerville, Utah, merchant who refused to renounce polygamy.
 
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William Ajax papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The William Ajax papers (1862-1890s) consist of Ajax's diary and some news articles. The diary records the emigration of Ajax and his family, converts to the LDS Church, from Liverpool, England, to Salt Lake City, Utah. It describes their trek, as well as their lives once in the Salt Lake Valley. The news articles describe the later years of William Ajax's life and his struggles to keep his mercantile business going.
 
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Andrew Jackson Allen diary [transcript]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Andrew Jackson Allen diary (1848-1884) consist of a typed copy of Allen's diary. He begins by writing a brief synopsis of his life prior to 1848, then continues with day to day entries. He writes of church activities, politics, family business, and other subjects. Andrew Jackson Allen (1818-1884) was an early member of the LDS Church who moved to Utah under the direction of Abraham Owen Smoot in 1847.
 
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Mark K. Allen papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Mark K. Allen papers consist of a photocopy of Allen's diary made while serving a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) mission to the Eastern States (1927-1928). Also included are two articles.
 
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Charles H. Andrus papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Charles H. Andrus papers (1923-1926) consist of papers resulting from Andrus' LDS Church mission to the Eastern United States. Included are letters, certificates, street meeting materials, and a diary.
 
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Nathaniel Baldwin diaries

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Nathaniel Baldwin diaries (1897-1961) are photocopies of a microfilm copy of original journals written by Baldwin, a Salt Lake City religious leader and inventor.
 
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George S. and Algie E. Ballif papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The George S. and Algie E. Ballif papers (1904-1993) contain diaries, notebooks, correspondence, and memorabilia pertaining to the private lives of this prominent Utah couple. George S. Ballif was a Utah attorney who chiefly practiced in Provo. He also served as a city, county, and district attorney as well as a juvenile court judge. He was a member of the University of Utah Board of Regents. Algie E. Ballif was a member of the Provo Board of Education for twenty-three years and of the Utah House of Representatives from 1959 to 1961.
 
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George Barber journal [typescript]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:Typescript of journal. Describes events during the settlement of the Cache Valley and later as a Mormon missionary in England.
 
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Merrill D. Beal family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Merrill D. Beal family papers (1831-1981) contain information about Merrill D. Beal (1898-1991), Monte L. Bean (b. 1899) and their grandfather, George Washington Bean (1831-1897). Included are journals, genealogy records, articles, correspondence, and publications. All three men were involved in various religious, civic, and educational pursuits throughout their lives.
 
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Nelson Paul Beebe diaries and autobiography [photocopies]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Nelson Paul Beebe diaries and autobiography [photocopies] (1845-1856) consist of the writings of Nelson Paul Beebe. The writings are separted into four volumes and titled, "Life of Nelson Paul Beebe, 1845-1855," "Life of Nelson Paul Beebe, 1851," "Daily Diary, 1851," and "Accounts of Brd of the Yachst Cornelia."

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