Handwritten diaries. Bunting writes about his service as a missionary for the Mormon Church from 1857 to 1858 and his emigration to Utah in 1858. Bunting describes his preparation for the overland journey, which began at Florence, Nebraska, and basic geography of the route. He also mentions meeting Colonel Thomas Kane. The diaries also describe Bunting's activities in Salt Lake City, Utah, his service in the Black Hawk War in 1866, his move to Kanab, Utah, and his various activities in the Kanab area. Bunting tells of his visits with Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church.