Heber Robert McBride autobiography

Heber Robert McBride autobiography

Dates: 1890

Handwritten autobiography and a photocopy of the item. McBride was born in England, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with his parents in 1856, and migrated to Utah. McBride writes about migrating to Utah in the ill-fated handcart company led by Edward Martin. He tells about the hardships he and his family faced. "We used to pray that we might die to get out of our misery." In Utah, McBride lived in Ogden, Provo, and Huntsville. He served as a scout during the Black Hawk War against the Ute Indians.

  • Extent: 1 item (83 pages) : 1 photocopy.
  • Creator: McBride, Heber Robert
  • Call Number: MSS 501
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Originals are resricted. Photocopies are available for patron use.
  • Images: http://cdm15999.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15999coll20/id/49718
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Heber Robert McBride autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 501; Heber Robert McBride autobiography; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 501, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Mormons--Utah--Provo--History; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormons--Utah--Ogden--History; Pioneers; Huntsville (Utah)--History--Sources; Ute Indians--History; Black Hawk War (Utah), 1865-1872; Provo (Utah)--History; Mormon handcart companies; Ogden (Utah)--History; Mormons--Utah--Huntsville--History--Sources; McBride, Heber Robert; Edward Martin Emigrating Company--History
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
McBride (Heber Robert) autobiography
Finding Aid Author
Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-09-08 15:50:50 -0600.
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Biographical / Historical

Convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and pioneer to Utah.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts