Materials include Emmeline B. Wells's handwritten diary dating from 1844 to 1846. This volume tells of Wells' overland journey from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Garden Grove, Iowa, in 1846. It also describe Wells's departure from Massachusetts in 1844 to join with the body of the Mormon Church at Nauvoo, Illinois. Some genealogy is also included. Wells writes detailed entries about daily chores, children, difficult travelling conditions, and her relationships with other women on the journey to Iowa. She frequently mentions the status of neighboring Mormon companies. Includes particular insight into women's roles, activities, and duties as well as notes about recent births and deaths in the community. Dated 1844 to 1846.