James Chipman biographical sketch

James Chipman biographical sketch

Dates: 1910

Photocopy of a mirofilm copy of a typewritten autobiography. Chipman was born in Missouri in 1839 and later migrated to Utah in 1847. He wrote about the plague of crickets in Salt Lake Valley, how the local people tried to kill them, and how the sea gulls came and ate the insects. He also told about the attack of grass hoppers. He later lived in American Fork, Utah. He wrote about his knowledge of Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church.

  • Extent: 1 item (4 p.)
  • Creator: Chipman, James, 1839-1922
  • Call Number: MSS SC 3297
  • 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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Initial citation: MSS SC 3297; James Chipman biographical sketch; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 3297, LTPSC.
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This item was photocopied from the 920 microfilm collection, reel 51.
Subject Terms
Chipman, James, 1839-1922; Young, Brigham, 1801-1877; American Fork (Utah)--History--Sources; Immigration and American Expansion; Pioneers; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History--Sources
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19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts.
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Chipman (James) biographical sketch
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Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:26-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

Chipman was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a pioneer to Utah.

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