Church Historian's Office compilations of Utah and Nevada local history sources, 1929

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Historian's Office

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7 items (in 2 folders).
Seven carbon typescripts from the Church Historian's Office in Salt Lake City, bound at the top, corrected in Dellenbaugh's hand, possibly gathered as evidence in a case between Utah and the Federal government in which Dellenbaugh testified. The typescripts contain selected transcripts from Mormon diaries from the 1850s to the 1880s describing the settlement and exploration of Utah and Nevada, specifically the San Juan Region, Kanab Stake, Moab, Las Vegas Mission, St. George Stake, and the Colorado River. The last section contains a note: "Copied by U.S. General Land Office, Salt Lake City," and contains a cover letter from a mining engineer in the General Land Office to Randolph S. Collins, Department of Justice, dated 1929 Sep 20.
Settlement of San Juan Region ... 1879-1884 ... / Historian's Office, Salt Lake City, Utah -- Settlement of Kanab Region Southern Utah. Kanab Stake. 1865-1874 ... / Historian's Office, Salt Lake City, Utah -- Elk Mountain Mission History 1855 ... / Historian's Office, Salt Lake City, Utah -- Exploration Southern Nevada. Colorado River. Las Vegas Mission. 1855-1865 / Historian's Office, Salt Lake City, Utah -- Exploration of Southern Nevada. St. George Stake. 1851-1866 ... / Historian's Office, Salt Lake City, Utah -- Expedition to the Colorado River 1864-1865. Call's Landing ... / Historian's Office, Salt Lake City, Utah -- General Notes. Exploration of Southern Nevada ... -- Colorado River. Call's Landing. St. George Stake / Historian's Office, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Frederick Dellenbaugh, member of John Wesley Powell's second expedition down the Colorado River, author of Romance of the Colorado River and other books. In 1929, he was called to testify on the Colorado River's navigability in a case between the state of Utah and the Federal government concerning who owned the riverbed and its minerals. The case was decided in the government's favor.
Church Historian's Office Compilations of Utah and Nevada Local History. Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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