Diaries and autobiography of Hosea Stout, c.1820-1915 (bulk 1844-1870)

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Diaries and autobiography of Hosea Stout, c.1820-1915 (bulk 1844-1870)

Facsimile and facsimile typescript of Hosea Stout's extensive diaries and autobiography, kept almost daily from 1844 until 1861 and again from 1869-1870. The autobiography traces Stout's early life from about 1820 until 1835. The diaries provide a narrative of Stout's life from his time in Nauvoo until his later life in Utah, including descriptions of his time in Garden Grove, the Camp of Israel, and Salt Lake City. Early entries focus on mob violence against Mormons in Illinois, the arrest of John C. Elliott for the death of Joseph Smith, Stout's service in the Nauvoo Legion, his overland travel to Utah, and encounters with Sioux, Pawnee, and Omaha Indians. His entries from Utah include detailed accounts of his work in the state legislature, his legal career and cases heard (including the trial of Howard Egan for the murder of James Monroe and of an "Indian boy indicted for murder of Cap. J.W. Gunnison and others"), and his time as Speaker of the House of Representatives. The diaries also cover his travels from Utah to Los Angeles and San Francisco en route to his mission in China, his ocean voyage to China, his brief stay there due to hostile reaction against the Mormon missionaries, and his return to California. Other events referenced include the development of the Deseret Alphabet and the Utah War, as well as Stout's family life and church activities. References are made throughout the diaries to Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, John Taylor, Orson Hyde, Charles Rich, Allen Stout, Heber Kimball, John D. Lee, Orson Pratt, and Willard Richards. The typescript also includes a supplemental volume of letters and documents related to Stout, as well as a general index and name index for both the diaries and the supplemental volume. Some of the letters and documents include letters sent by Stout from 1832-1853 (including those to his wife Surmantha while he was in hiding in Far West in 1838 and to his wife Louisa from San Francisco in 1853, when unknown to him she had already died); letters sent to Stout from relatives, acquaintances, and church leaders from 1829-1869, including those from Brigham Young and Utah congressman William H. Hooper; certificates and documents relating to Stout's legal and church careers, including those from Joseph Smith and Illinois governors Thomas Carlin and Thomas Ford; notes from Stout's time as clerk for the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo in 1840; Bible inscriptions with Stout genealogy; a list of members of the Nauvoo Legion; songs and poems; phonetic charts of the Deseret Alphabet; and a journal history with a chronology and additional notes on Stout and his diaries from 1839-1889.

8 bound facsimiles.11 facsimile typescripts.

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