Kimball, Maud Belnap, 1889-1971. Papers.

Church Archives call number: MS 19521

Journal, correspondence, biographies, genealogy, newspaper clippings, photographs, poetry, and patriarchal blessings containing information regarding Belnap family, which settled in and around Hooper and Ogden, Utah. Included is journal of Martin and Elizabeth Cole regarding their immigration to America from England in 1849 and their crossing the plains to Salt Lake City; form letter signed by Orson Pratt showing passenger list and requirements for passage to America (1849). Also included are histories of Gilbert Belnap; Roswell Cole Belnap; Gilbert Rosel Belnap, who was sheriff of Ogden, Utah for many years; and Sarah Jane Cole Belnap.

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fd. 1, Martin Cole journal, 1849

Account of Martin and Elizabeth Cole’s immigrated from Liverpool, England, (2 September 1849) across plains to Salt Lake City. Includes account of their baby daughter, Lucy, dying hours before landing and her burial in St. Louis, Missouri. Martin died on 11 July 1852 in Nebraska and journal was finished by Elizabeth. Journal includes hair samples in a cloth pocket.

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    fd. 2, Correspondence, 1849; 1867-1902; 1921-1929; 1956

    Letter from Orson Pratt in Liverpool (1849) contains passenger list and requirements for passage to America. Other letters contain family information. Authors include Gilbert R. Belnap, Sarah Jane Belnap, Charles M. Cole, George Cole Otto, Mrs. Isaac Cole, Ann Otto, George E. Hellewell, Josiah McFarland, Delbert and Susa Bird, "Mira," Flora Belnap, Nellie Hawkes, William A. Cole, Arias G. Belnap, and "Uncle Ted." At back of folder are miscellaneous letters and envelopes.

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    fd. 3, Histories, 1927; 1961

    Biographies of Gilbert Belnap; Roswell Cole Belnap, as recorded in his funeral services; and Sarah Jane Cole Belnap. Also includes family lists of ancestors of Martin Richard Cole and Richard Cole.

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    fd. 4, Newspaper clippings

    Includes miscellaneous obituaries; article titled "How the Mormon Temple of Nauvoo was Destroyed," The Ogden Standard, 13 February 1898; many copies of obituary and articles about Gilbert Rosel Belnap, sheriff of Weber County for fourteen years, with handwritten memories by Maud Belnap Kimball, Salt Lake Tribune, 26 January 1929; obituary for Weltha Belnap Marriott, The Ogden Standard-Examiner, 22 July 1923; and obituary for Hannah Cole Christensen, The West, November 28, 2004.

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    fd. 5, Photographs

    Photographs of Belnap family members. See photo identification sheet in front of folder for further details.

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    fd. 6, Patriarchal blessings

    Blessings given to Sarah Jane Belnap, Maud B. Kimball (two blessings), and Gilbert Rosel Belnap.

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    fd. 7, Miscellaneous items

    Folder includes following: note about when Sixth Company crossed Missouri River and time frame of trek to Salt Lake City, under Captain James Tidwell; history of a kettle that was purchased in England, carried across plains, and arrived in Ogden; handwritten history of Jerusalem, home of Lehi from The Book of Mormon; color photocopies of two plaques memorializing Salmon River Mission and Fort Lemhi; color photocopy of nine calling cards; newspaper clipping "The Old Testament Rhyme"; handwritten poem to a dear aunt on her "natal day"; funeral charges for interment of late "Jane,” 15 September 1842; genealogical information; summary of total votes by precincts showing Gilbert R. Belnap running as sheriff in Weber County; two pages of poem to "Aunt Sarah" by Olive Belnap-Jenson; bound booklet of poetry titled "Pure Religion" by William A. Cole; handwritten tribute written by Martin Richard Cole upon the death of his daughter, Lucy; and typescript poem written by William A. Cole titled "We Wait For You" sent to Maud Belnap Kimball.

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