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Andrew Jackson Allen diary

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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Benjamin Fanklin Cummings journal [typescript]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Benjamin Fanklin Cummings journal [typescript] (1857-1862) records mainly Cummings' military experiences and dealings with American Indians.
 
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John Pulsipher diaries

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The John Pulsipher diaries (1827-1891) consist of two volumes of diary entries by Pulsipher. Pulsipher and his family were early Mormon converts who traveled with other LDS members from Kirtland, Ohio, to Nauvoo, Illinois, and then to Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
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Oliver Lee Robinson diary [photocopy]

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Oliver Lee Robinson diary (1854-1858) is a photocopy of Robinson's journal. In addition to a family record, the journal contains the activites of Robinson as a settler in Utah with an account of an Indian attack on Fort Limhi in Idaho, February 1857. The journal closes with the arrival of Johnston's army in Utah, July 1858.
 
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William C. Seifrit papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The William C. Seifrit papers (1848-1987) consist of research notes and writings by Seifrit. The bulk of the collection concerns the history of Utah, especially art and photographic history, documented by Seifrit on notecards and in notebooks. Information was taken mainly from early nineteenth century newspapers and magazines. Writings by Seifrit focus on Charles Henry Wilcken (1830-1915), a German deserter from Johnston's Army and friend of George Q. Cannon and Wilford Woodruff, as well as Wilcken's family.
 
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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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Franklin E. Smith papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Franklin E. Smith papers (1858-1911) consist of notes from a canal stockholders joint meeting in the South Jordan LDS ward house (1901); a letter from Elias Smith (Franklin's father) to two of his wives written during the Utah Expedition (1858); and a letter from Joseph F. Smith Jr. to Franklin E. Smith (1911) answering a question on Mormon doctrine.
 
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Lot Smith papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Lot Smith papers (1857-1962) contain correspondence relating to Church matters, Smith's family, military orders. There are also government documents and records of the Mormon Church High Council in Tuba City, Arizona, Utah Territory, and Little Colorado Settlements in Arizona.

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