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Autobiography and Diary

Label
Autobiography and Diary, 1850-1853
Title
Autobiography and Diary
Inclusive dates
1850-1853
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Handwritten diaries. Includes several pages of family genealogy. Volume 1 describes Harmon's overland journeys in 1847, 1848, 1849 and 1850. Harmon traveled from Nebraska to the Upper Platte Ferry (1847), from Nebraska to Salt Lake City (1848), from Salt Lake City to the Upper Platte Ferry (1849), and from Salt Lake City to the East Coast to serve a mission to England (1850). Harmon writes about weather, Indian encounters, and the nature of the trail. Volume 2 describes Harmon's overland journey from New Orleans to Centerville, Missouri in 1853. He was returning to Salt Lake City after serving a 3-year mission. He writes mostly about his duties as captain of one of the emigrating companies
Biographical or historical data
Mormon pioneer and gifted mechanic who joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1841 and came to Utah in 1847. Harmon constructed the odometer invented by William Clayton, served a mission to England, and helped to colonize southern Utah.
Cataloging source
UPB
Label
Autobiography and Diary
Link
Instantiates
Content category
other
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
2 volumes + 2 typescripts.
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (LGTO)(RLIN)UTBV96-A83
  • (OCoLC)ocn145437279
Label
Autobiography and Diary
Link
Content category
other
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
2 volumes + 2 typescripts.
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (LGTO)(RLIN)UTBV96-A83
  • (OCoLC)ocn145437279

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