Cyrena Dustin Merrill autobiography

Cyrena Dustin Merrill autobiography

Dates: 1898-1907

Autobiography describing author's life including her experience joining the Mormon Church in 1837 and spent time in the Far West, Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; Winter Quarters, Nebraska; and then her migration to Salt Lake City, Utah. She describes the impact of a measles outbreak among Ute Indians in Salt Lake City in 1851. In 1876 Merrill moved to Arizona with her family. Also included is a genealogy of the Merrill family.

  • Extent: 1 item (40 p.)
  • Creator: Merrill, Cyrena Dustin, 1817-1906
  • Call Number: MSS SC 2180
  • 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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Initial citation: MSS SC 2180; Cyrena Dustin Merril autobiography; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 2180, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Zola Scott Hardy in 1984.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Zola Scott Hardy; 1984.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History; Merrill family; Merrill, Cyrena Dustin, 1817-1906; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormon Church--History; Mormon women--Biography; Mormons--Biography; Pioneers; Ute Indians--History
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19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Merrill (Cyrena Dustin) autobiography
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Biographical History

Cyrena Dustin Merrill (1817-1906) was a Mormon pioneer in Utah and Arizona.

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