Eliza R. Snow’s Nauvoo Journal

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The detailed diaries kept by Eliza R. Snow as she crossed the Great Plains from Nauvoo to the Salt Lake Valley have long been useful to historians of that period of Mormon history, and the thought that there might be extant a similar account of her Nauvoo experiences has tantalized scholars for years. Recently just such a volume surfaced, and was presented to Nauvoo Restoration Incorporated for use in their projects there. Reprinted here is approximately the first third of the total 234 written pages of the book, which served Eliza both as diary and as notebook from June 1842 until well into her life in Salt Lake City.

 

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