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Samuel Ruggles Aiken diary of the city council of Spring City

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Title Samuel Ruggles Aiken diary of the city council of Spring City
Creator Aiken, Samuel R. (Samuel Ruggles), 1803-1896
Subject Aiken, Samuel R. (Samuel Ruggles), 1803-1896; Allred, John F. (John Franklin), 1851-1918; Baxter, John R. (John Robb), 1851-1930; City Planning; Municipal government--Utah--Spring City--History--Sources; Politics, Government, and Law; Spring City (Utah)--History--Sources
Description Biographical/Historical note: Samuel Ruggles Aiken was born on October 28, 1803 in Hardwick, Massachusetts to John and Sarah Aiken. Before 1869, Samuel Ruggles Aiken headed to the Western United States with fellow pioneers and settled in Utah. In 1871, he was the recorder of city council minutes for Spring City, Utah which had been incorporated in 1870 from its original name of Spring Town. While Aiken was a member of the city council, he also worked on his farm with his family. He later... The diary, created by Samuel Ruggles Aiken in January 1871, contains handwritten meeting minutes of the city council in Spring City, Utah. Other recorders, being John R. Baxter, John F. Allred, and S. Burdich, continued the minutes to the end of the diary, finishing on April 1886. Items of business in the council include the operation of the town, placement and maintenance of ditches, and concerns over water rights.
Relation Digital version available online.
Publisher L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
Type Corporate minutes
Date 1871; 1872; 1873; 1874; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1881; 1882; 1883; 1884; 1885; 1886
Language eng
Rights Open for public research. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Samuel Ruggles Aiken diary of the city council of Spring City must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Format 1 v. (0.15 linear ft.) ; 23.5 cm ead
Identifier 602

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