Register of the Florence Spilsbury Higbee Collection (Ms.58)

The Florence Spilsbury Higbee Collection contains documentation from Myron Franklin Higbee's grandfather about the Mountain Meadow Massacre. It includes a hand written testimony of the event given to his children, court papers from prosecution due to involvement in the massacre, and correspondence with Juanita Brooks about Higbee's account of the massacre. Another important document is the last written testimony of Oliver Cowdrey given to Samuel W. Richards.

 

I. John Mount Higbee Papers
A. John Mount Higbee Personal History
B1Box number 1 F1Folder number 1  John Mount Higbee biographical information
B1Box number 1 F1Folder number 1  Copy of John Mount Higbee patriarchal blessing
B. Mountain Meadows Massacre
B1Box number 1 F2Folder number 2  Letter from Hayde Noya to Mrs. M.F. Higbee
B1Box number 1 F2Folder number 2  Letter from Regina Mcrae to Florence S. Higbee dated Oct. 30, 1950. Handwitten note on same page by F. S. Higbee written Feb. 1954. Obituaries of Eunice Higbee McRae and Joseph Alexander McRae
B1Box number 1 F2Folder number 2  Letter to A. William Lund from John G. McQuarrie, May 1, 1956
B1Box number 1 F2Folder number 2  Letter to Myron F. Higbee from Juanita Brooks, Oct. 28, 1937
B1Box number 1 F2Folder number 2  Letter to Myron F. Higbee from Juanita Brooks, Oct. 23, 1936
B1Box number 1 F2Folder number 2  Letter to Myron F. Higbee from Jaunita Brooks, Dec. 6, 1936
B1Box number 1 F2Folder number 2  Typed copy of Mountain Meadow Massacre documents as written by John M. Higbee
B1Box number 1 F3Folder number 3  John Mount Higbee's Order of Dismissal (charges in connection with Mountain Meadows Massacre
B1Box number 1 F4Folder number 4  Envelope with list of sealed items - date has passed, items found in collection
II. Memorabilia and Photographs
A. Newspaper
B1Box number 1 F5Folder number 5  Deseret News June 15, 1850
B. Branch Normal School Memorabilia
B1Box number 1 F6Folder number 6  Schedule of events for Homecoming 1957
B1Box number 1 F6Folder number 6  Program for the Homecoming Assembly Oct. 1957
C. Photographs and Memorabilia (removed from collection)
B1Box number 1 F7Folder number 7  Contains list of items removed from collection
III. Samuel W. Richards Papers
B1Box number 1 F8Folder number 8  Samuel W. Richards call to preside of the Eastern States Mission, list of men willing to support Samuel
B1Box number 1 F9Folder number 9  Copy of testimony of Oliver Cowdry, 1849