Guide to the Charles Ramsden Bailey papers,
1839-1933

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Creator: Bailey, Charles Ramsden, 1839-1910
Title: Charles Ramsden Bailey papers
Dates: 1839-1933 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 7 folders (.5 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 53
Summary: Diary (1839-1877) with biographical sketches of wives, prison diary (1889) with lists of and letters from prisoners sentenced under the Edmunds Act, missionary diary and sermons (1898), and genealogical information.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-1663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

Charles R. Bailey was born 31 Aug 1839 in Hanley, England, the son of Charles and Jane Bailey. His father, though a good man, "was one of those kind of men who lacked fortitude and was very easily led by company to drink." His mother eventually left him and moved to Lancashire, where a cousin of their's moved in with them. She was a Latter-day Saint, and after several months both mother and son were baptized.

In the early spring of 1855, they immigrated to the United States, with their eyes set to going to "Zion". They entered a company and were soon bound for Utah. In 1859 Charles moved to Cache Valley and settled in Maughn's Fort (Wellsville). While there he met and married a girl, but in a short time was divorced, since her mother had planned for her to marry another. Peter Maughn, then president of the stake promised him that: "You will marry two faithful Latter-day Saint girls and will raise a large family." This promise was fulfilled, though: "it took three and a half years to bring it about." Charles Bailey was well liked by many and died peacefully in Wellsville, Utah, on January 16, 1910.

Content Description

Charles R. Bailey was born 31 Aug 1839 in Hanley, England, the son of Charles and Jane Bailey. His father , though a good man, "was one of those kind of men who lacked fortitude and was very easily led by company to drink." His mother eventually left him and moved to Lancashire, where a cousin of their's moved in with them. She was a Latter-day Saint, and after several months both mother and son were baptized.

In the early spring of 1855, they immigrated to the United States, with their eyes set to going to "Zion". They entered a company and were soon bound for Utah. In 1859 Charles moved to Cache Valley and settled in Maughn's Fort (Wellsville). While there he met and married a girl, but in a short time was divorced, since her mother had planned for her to marry another. Peter Maughn, then president of the stake promised him that: "You will marry two faithful Latter-day Saint girls and will raise a large family." This promise was fulfilled, though: "it took three and a half years to bring it about." Charles Bailey was well liked by many and died peacefully in Welsville Utah on 16 Jan 1910.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Charles Ramsden Bailey papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Charles Ramsden Bailey papers, 1839-1933. (COLL MSS 53). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged in numeric sequence according to box and folder.

Acquisition Information :  

Unknown.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Folder
1 Diary of Charles Ramsden Bailey (1839-1912),
For a typescript of this diary please see Joel E. Ricks Cache Valley Collection (Coll Mss 46), box 1, Items 9 and 10 pp. 1-51 "Byography" and diary; p. 52 "Sketch of the life of Johannah Adamson Bailey"; pp. 55-71 "Sketch of the life and trials of Susannah Hawkins; Bailey written in an Epic Poem by Susannah C.H. Jachman."; pp. 72-76 "Sketch of the Life of Susannah Hawkins Bailey" written July 14, 1924, Mable Swift; pp. 77-141 blank; pp. 142-44 Sketch of the Life of Ann Sewell Hawkins; pp. 145-48 blank
1839-1877
2 Prison Diary
pp. 1-53 list of prisoners sentenced under the Edmunds Act, 1884 1889. Bulk of diary consists of letters to Bailey from fellow prisoners. pp. 115-30 have been removed
1889
3 Missionary Diary and Sermons
Sermons used by Bailey as a missionary to England: "Subjective of Faith," "Repentence," "Baptism," "Apostacy." Center pages are "Missionare Record of Charles R. Bailey 1898." Last pp. contain poems: "The Missionary's Message," "Over The Hills To The Poor House," "Row My Bark." Last two not in Bailey's hand. Signed JMW
1898
4 "Geneology, Charles Ramsden Bailey"
1 p. holograph in Bailey's handwriting
5 "An Acrostic inscribed to Sister Ann Hawkins"
1 p. holograph. signed W.P. McA
6 "Aunt Sushannah Record"
2 pp. pencil holograph. Notes on earlv life of Susannah Hawkins Bailey--apparently dictated to a niece. Information about life in Maughan's Fort
7 "A Saintly Mother" Written for the 86th anniversary of Susannah H. Bailey, by Mary H. Mitton
2 pp. typescript poem
1933 March 8

Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Bailey, Charles Ramsden, 1839-1910.
    • Bailey, Charles Ramsden, 1839-1910--Diaries.
    • Bailey, Johannah Adamson, 1844-1914.
    • Bailey, Susannah Hawkins, 1847-1936.
    • Hawkins, Ann Sewell, 1806-1890.
    • Family Names :
    • Bailey family.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Edmunds-Tucker Act, 1887.
    • Mormon Church--Sermons.
    • Mormon missionaries--England--Diaries.
    • Mormons--Crimes against.
    • Mormons--Polygamy--Prisons and prisoners--Diaries.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Wellsville (Utah)--History.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Diaries--Utah--Wellsville.
    • Genealogies.
    • Mormon missionary journals--England.

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