George Housley account

George Housley account

Dates: 1856

Handwritten account of George Housley's experiences with the Martin handcart company. Housley tells of hunger, death due to exposure and starvation, rationing of food, and relief sent to them from Salt Lake City to enable them to continue on with their journey.

  • Extent: 1 item (7 leaves)
  • Creator: Housley, George F. (George Fredrick), 1836-1915
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1537
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from George Housley account must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
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Initial citation: MSS SC 1537; George Housley account; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1537, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Housley, George F. (George Fredrick), 1836-1915; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Immigrants--Utah--History--Sources; Mormon handcart companies; Mormon pioneers--History; Mormons--England--History--Sources; Pioneers
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Housley (George) account
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Finding aid prepared by Morgan Crockett
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-02T04:08-0700
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Biographical History

Mormon immigrant from England who crossed the plains with his mother Harriet Housley from Iowa to Utah with the Martin handcart company in 1856.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts