Collection consists of typescripts of the journals and correspondence of Hosea Stout. This includes a photocopy of a typescript of one of Stout's journals, kept from October 4, 1844 and May 12, 1845. The bulk of the collection is typescripts of letters written to Stout. These letters span two hundred and seventy pages, greatly varying in subject matter and authorship. Amidst the letters are notes from Brigham Young, Willard Richards, the Smith family, and Abraham Lincoln, concerning a government calling Stout received in the 1860s. Furthermore, the papers contain a phonographic chart, references made to Hosea Stout in the Journal History of the Church, and a list of officers in the Nauvoo Legion.