The handcart companies of 1856 and Arza Erastus Hinkley

The handcart companies of 1856 and Arza Erastus Hinkley

Dates: 1980

Softbound typescript of an account of the rescue of the Martin Handcart Company, taken from journals and oral family histories.

  • Extent: 1 item (53 leaves)(0.07 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Paul, Earl Stanley, 1889-1988
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1770
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from The handcart companies of 1856 and Arza Erastus Hinkley 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 1770; The handcart companies of 1856 and Arza Erastus Hinkley; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1770, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Earl S. Paul in 1980.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Earl S. Paul; 1980.
Subject Terms
Edward Martin Emigrating Company; Hanks, Ephraim K., d. 1896; Hinkley, Arza Erastus; James G. Willie Emigrating Company; Young, Brigham, 1801-1877; Handcarts--West (U.S.)--History; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormon handcart companies; Mormons--West (U.S.)--History; Pioneers; Winter Quarters (Neb.)
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Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Handcart companies of 1856 and Arza Erastus Hinkley
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-11-02T17:31-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical Sketch

General contractor, and member of the Mormon Church, who served in missionary and leadership positions.

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