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Charles H. Oliphant and Orson Bennett Adams autobiographies

Charles H. Oliphant and Orson Bennett Adams autobiographies

Dates: approximately 1800s

Coverless notebook containing handwritten autobiographies of Oliphant and Adams. Oliphant writes of his childhood, meetings with Brigham Young, his work as a horticulturalist, and the Deseret Horticultural Society. Adams' autobiography is written back to front in the same notebook. He writes about his joining the Mormon Battalion along with his wife who worked as a laundress, his settlement in Parowan, Utah, his fighting the Indian Wars, and exploration during the Utah War during which he searched out areas where the Latter-day Saints could retreat.

  • Extent: 1 v. (45 p.), encapsulated
  • Creator: Adams, Orson B. (Orson Bennett), 1815-1901. -- Oliphant, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1825-1902
  • Call Number: MSS SC 155
  • 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: 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 Charles H. Oliphant and Orson Bennett Adams autobiographies 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 SC 155; Charles H. Oliphant and Orson Bennett Adams autobiographies; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 155, LTPSC.
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Related Material
Typescript of Charles H. Oliphant autobiography available; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Mormon Diaries, v. 14 (BX 8670 .M82 vol.14).
Subject Terms
Britton, Agnes; Deseret Horticultural Society; Little, Edwin S.; United States. Army. Mormon Battalion--History; Young, Brigham, 1801-1877; Young, Joseph, 1797-1881; Horticulture--Utah--History--Sources; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormons--Indian relations--History; Parowan (Utah)--History; Pioneers; Utah Expedition (1857-1858)
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19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Oliphant (Charles H.) and Adams (Orson Bennett) autobiographies
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Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-09T04:05-0700
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Biographical History

Latter-day Saint Church converts and early settlers of Utah.

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Ryan Lee
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