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John Adams family papers

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, are also present. 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

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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Eliza Ann Bennion papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Eliza Ann Bennion papers (1871-1876) contain a transcription of a journal which chronicles the later period of Bennion's married life in Rush Valley, Vernon, and Taylorsville, Utah. Eliza Ann Bennion (1853-1946) was born to British Latter-day Saint converts Joseph and Eliza Smith Harker, who immigrated to Utah in the mid-nineteenth century.
 
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Lowell Lindsay Bennion papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Lowell Lindsay Bennion papers (1928-1987) contain many articles and speeches that Bennion wrote, as well as a portion of Bennion's missionary diary. Bennion (1908-1996) was the first director of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) Institute at the University of Utah. He was also a major leader in humanitarian service and the University of Utah's Lowell Bennion Service Center is named in his honor.
 
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M. Lynn Bennion papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The M. Lynn Bennion papers (1787-1982) contain journals, correspondence, articles, and educational materials concerning M. Lynn Bennion and his father, Milton Bennion. Both were educators and religious leaders in Salt Lake City.
 
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Bennion family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Bennion family papers (1844-1949) include the diaries of John Bennion (1820-1877), Heber Bennion (1858-1932), and Mary Bennion Powell (born 1890), as well as family correspondence and autobiographical sketches. John and Samuel Bennion and John's son, Heber, were Utah sheep ranchers and polygamists, while Mary Bennion Powell was a daughter of Heber Bennion.
 
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Henry G. Boyle autobiography and diary

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Henry G. Boyle autobiography and diary consists of a typescript copy. First volume covers 1832-1855; the second covers 1855-1858; the third covers 1868-1888. Covers early life in Virginia, joining the LDS church, his trip to Nauvoo, service in the Mormon Battalion and events on the march, and the settlement of San Bernardino. Includes detailed records of proselyting missions to Virginia and other Southern states, and of his later life and activities in Utah. Also includes genealogies of the Boyle family.
 
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James Stephens Brown diaries [typescripts]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The James Stephens Brown diaries [typescripts] (1849-1892) contain transcriptions of five of James Stephens Brown's journals. These journals cover fragments of more than fourty-six years of his life, primarily those devoted to missionary work in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Great Britain, Tahiti, and to a missionary settlement south and southeast of the Colorado River.
 
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Isaac Bullock family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Isaac Bullock family papers (1854-1952) include biographies for Benjamin Bullock III (1792-1852), Electa Wood Bullock (1834-1911), and Isaac Bullock (1825-1891). Also included is Isaac Bullock's journal.
 
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Hyrum B. Calder papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Hyrum B. Calder papers (1895-1898) contain a data sheet, missionary journal, personal journal, and a photocopied picture of the Presidency of the European mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hyrum Calder spent most of his life in Vernal, Utah. He served as both mayor of Vernal and a state senator from 1931 to 1936.
 
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George Gordon Campbell papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The George Gordon Campbell papers (1899-1957) contain correspondence, diaries, genealogy, an article and various notes pertaining to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
 
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Abraham Hoagland Cannon journals

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Abraham Hoagland Cannon journals (1879-1895) consist of nineteen volumes which outline details about LDS Church council meetings and his service as a apostle, political meetings, and other important issues. He recorded business ventures which included stationary and furniture stores, real estate, mining, banking, railroads, and sugar manufacturing. Polygamy is a major theme throughout his journals as well. No photocopies can be made.
 
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Annie Wells Cannon papers [photocopies]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Annie Wells Cannon papers (1877-1942) consist of the diaries of Annie Wells Cannon (1859-1942), as well as family history materials including personal documents, biographies and autobiographies of family members, and other materials. All documents in the collection are photocopies.
 
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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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E. A. Child diary [photocopy]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The E. A. Child diary [photocopy] (1900-1901) consist of the missionary journal of "Ebbie" Child. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Switzerland.
 
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D. H. Christensen papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The D. H. Christensen papers (1853-1956) consist of correspondence, family materials, mission journals, essays, news clippings, articles, and scrapbooks. David Henry Christensen (1869-1956) was an educator in Utah, a superintendent of Salt Lake City Schools, he served on the Board of Regents, was the president of Christensen Construction Company, and went on a mission and became a mission president for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS Church).
 
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Rudger Clawson papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Rudger Clawson papers (1870-1943) consists of memoirs, autobiographical accounts, diaries, letter books, loose letters, scrapbooks, newspaper and periodical clippings, printed books and miscellaneous documents. Clawson was born in Salt Lake City a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) Church. He served a Mission to the Southern States that ended after his companion Joseph Standing was murdered by a mob in Georgia. Clawson practiced polygamy and was the first Mormon to be imprisoned for just over three years for the practice. After his release from prison he became the Stake President for the Box Elder Stake for the LDS Church. Then as an apostle in the Council of the Twelve Apostles which he did for 45 years until his death on 21 June 1943 at the age of 86.
 
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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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Gibson Condie papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Gibson Condie papers (1847-1904) include a copy of a page from the book I Sailed to Zion by Susan Arrington Madsen and Fred E. Woods, as well as a typescript of his diary. Gibson Condie was born in Scotland in 1835 and was converted with his family to the LDS Church. In 1849 he sailed with his parents to New Orleans on the ship Zetland.
 
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Evelina Lavina Babbitt Cornell papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Evelina Lavina Babbitt Cornell papers consist of extracts from a journal, funeral services, and scrapbook of a LDS woman living in Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
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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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Henry Dinwoodey family papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Henry Dinwoodey family papers (1882-1985) contain documents relating to the Henry Dinwoodey family and the family's Salt Lake City business, the Dinwoodey Furniture Company.
 
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Lucius Marsden Durham papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Lucius Marsden Durham papers (1941-1971) contain correspondence, stories written by Durham, record books, Durham's biography, and miscellaneous notes. Durham served an LDS mission in 1941-1942. He also served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army from 1943 to1945. He was wounded in battle in 1945 and died in Hawaii in that year.
 
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Henry C. Eddington papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Henry C. Eddington papers (1886-1888) contain a bound photocopy of Eddington's journal. Eddington (1855-1918) describes his travels in the Eastern United States and his affiliation with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
 
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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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Alexander Faddies diaries

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Alexander Faddies diaries (1894-1939) were kept by Faddies while serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Ireland.
 
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John Boylston Fairbanks diary

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The John Boylston Fairbanks overland diary (1846-1847) describes events after the evacuation of Nauvoo by the Mormons.
 
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Robert Harris Fife papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Robert Harris Fife papers (1893-1899) contain photocopies of three diaries. Robert Harris Fife (1863-1924) was a graduate of Brigham Young College, Logan, Utah. The diaries include his account of his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Virginia.
 
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S. Marsena Foster diaries

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The S. Marsena Foster diaries (1902-1907) are written in five notebooks. Four of these discuss the story of his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico City and the surrounding cities and country. Another contains the account of his trip to Mexico and the names and addresses of his correspondents.
 
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William Fotheringham papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The William Fothering papers (1853-1910) contains personal diaries, mission diaries, family histories, professional and personal correspodnece, and miscellaneous materials. He was a Mormon convert born in Scotland who emigrated to Utah in 1850. He was imprisoned for polygamy in 1885.
 
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Herbert J. Foulger diary [photocopy and typescript]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Herbert J. Foulger diary [photocopy and typescript] (1886) was kept by Foulger (1848-1920) while serving time in the Utah State Penitentiary for polygamy. The diary contains a record of his daily activities and the routine and occasional unusual events involving other "bretheren" incarcerated with him.
 
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Mary Susannah Sumner Fackrell Fowler and William Fowler diaries [photocopies and typescripts]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Mary Susannah Sumner Fackrell Fowler and William Fowler diaries [photocopies and typescripts] (1854-1900) consist of a total of three diaries. William Fowler's diary was written in 1854 and 1855 and records his mission to Glouchestershire, England, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mary Susannah Fackrell Fowler's diaries, written in 1899-1900, record her daily life in central Utah. She provides information on home remedies for various illnesses, tells of local attitudes about various subjects, and describes her daily chores and activities.
 
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Thomas Frazer papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Thomas Frazer papers (1979) consist of a manuscript transcription of parts of Frazer's journals and workbooks, originally dating from the 1840s to the 1890s. Thomas Frazer, a native of Scotland, was a stonemason who settled in Beaver, Utah. The manuscript includes lists of supplies, descriptions of structures, and other information. The transcription was made by Linda Bonar, an architectural historian.
 
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Amos Bottsford Fuller diary [typescript]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Amos Bottsford Fuller diary [typescript] (1837-1838) details Fuller's missionary experience and life. Fuller was an early LDS Church missionary in upstate New York and Ohio. He travelled with T. Hale and Erastus Snow.
 
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Milford I. and Alda F. Gardner papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Milford I. and Alda F. Gardner papers contains addresses and articles on Mormon doctrines and LDS Seminary teaching materials. Included in the papers are issues of The Redeemed Hebrew, a newspaper directed to the conversion of Jews to Christianity along with genealogical materials on the Gardner and Fugel families and Milford Gardner's diary of a Mormon mission to the Eastern States, 1926-1928 and the diary of Alda F. Gardner.
 
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Thomas C. Griggs diaries [photocopies]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Thomas C. Griggs diaries consist of photocopies of the original volumes 1-20.
 
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Isaac Chauncey Haight papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Isaac Chauncey Haight papers (1842-1871) contain typescripts of Haights diaries and correspondence. Isaac Chauncey Haight (1813-1886) was an early convert to the Mormon Church. He traveled with the Mormons to Utah and served as the President of the "Iron Mission."
 
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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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Lorenzo Hill Hatch journal typescripts

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Lorenzo Hill Hatch journal typescripts (1855-1906) were prepared by Ruth Savage Hilton in 1958 of Hatch's journals. Lorenzo Hill Hatch (1826-1910) was a Mormon missionary, pioneer, and settler. He served as mayor of Lehi, as legislator of Utah and Idaho, and also founded a number of settlements in Arizona.
 
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Clarence Henderson papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Clarence Henderson papers (1921-1924) contain two diaries written by Clarence Henderson (1901-1947) that record his activities as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in Tonga, as well as a 1922 edition of the Tonga Government Gazette and two 1924 petitions to the Tongan Legislative Assembly.
 
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Martha Spence Heywood diary [typescript]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Martha Spence Heywood diary [typescript] (1850-1856) details Heywood's (1812-1873) personal and family life in Utah.
 
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George L. Hoggan papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The George L. Hoggan papers consist of photocopies of a diary he kept during 1921-1923 while on an LDS Mission to the Eastern United States, letters from B. H. Roberts and others, a program for the Hill Cumorah pageant (1923), certificates, and a book by B. H. Roberts.

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