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Finding Aid to An Account of the First Settlement of St. Johns MS.809
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  • Title: An Account of the First Settlement of St. Johns
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.809
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1873-1880
    Abstract: This is a typed copy of a report by Bishop David K. Udall to J. N. Smith, President of the Mormon settlement at St. Johns, recording an account of the first settlement of St. Johns in 1873.
    creator: Udall, David King, 1851-1938

    Scope and Contents

    This is a typed copy of a report by Bishop David K. Udall to J. N. Smith, President of the Mormon settlement at St. Johns, recording an account of the first settlement of St. Johns in 1873. The file also contains a WPA Individual Manuscript Form from 1939.

    Preferred citation

    An Account of the First Settlement of St. Johns, undated, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.809.

    Processing history

    Processed by Library staff before 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 December 10, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Acquisition

    Donated to the Library as part of the Munk Library of Arizoniana, 1910 April 7.

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Biographical note

    David King Udall (September 7, 1851 – February 18, 1938) was a representative to the Arizona Territorial Legislature and the founder of the Udall political family.
    David King Udall was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1851. His parents, David Udall and Eliza King, had immigrated to the United States from England earlier in the year. In 1852, they followed the Mormon Trail to Utah. They settled in Nephi.
    In 1880, Udall was called to be the Mormon bishop in St. Johns, Arizona. At the time, St. Johns was a small and primarily Hispanic Catholic community. Immediately after moving his family there, Udall purchased lands and directed improvements geared toward creating a larger Mormon settlement of the area. Udall was appointed to be a Stake president, a higher position in the Mormon hierarchy, in 1887. He held that position for the next 35 years. Throughout that time he ran a number of business ventures of varying success. He died in 1938 in St. Johns, Arizona.
    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_King_Udall

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Barth, Morris
    Barth, Nathan
    Barth, Solomon, 1842-1928
    Arizona -- History
    Carbon copies
    Frontier and pioneer life -- Arizona
    Mormon Church -- Arizona
    Mormons -- Arizona
    Saint Johns (Ariz.)
    Typescripts