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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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