Church of Jesus Christ (Strangites)
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
A memorandum of the family of Daniel d'Estrange and of Charlotte his wife who escaped from France in the year of 1685 in the persecution under Louis XIV and came to America in the year 1688 and settled at New Rochelle in the County of Westchester, then Province of New York
Five letters addressed to Jay E. Bell of Provo, Utah, in answer to inquiries concerning the beliefs and doctrines of the LDS Church (Strangites) and the RLDS Church (Independence). Concerns temple ordinances, revelation and prophets, tithing, the law of consecration, polygamy, the birth of Christ, Joseph Smith Jr., the Doctrine and Covenants, and other doctrines.
The Church of Jesus Christ (Strangites) was established by James Jesse Strang in 1844, though they claim to be the successor of the Mormon Church founded in 1830.
Compilation of typescripts of correspondence of James J. Strang, Wingfield Watson and other Strangites; biographical sketches and doctrinal outlines. Many items have more than one letter per typescript page.
Handwritten legal documents including affidavits, writs, depositions, and decisions. The items relate to a suit brought by John W. Archer, a disaffected Strangite, against James J. Strang and John Cole in the summer of 1849 to recover a wagon Archer had consecrated to Strang's group. The case was heard in Walworth County, Wisconsin.
Photocopy of a typewritten and signed letter addressed to Philip Wilson. The item deals with questions on the successor of the Mormon Church after the death of Joseph Smith (1805-1844) from the position of the Strangites.
Typewritten history which traces the provenance of the manuscript and its use as an historical source. The manuscript concerns the trial of John C. Bennett. Collection also includes a copy of the trial manuscript.
Correspondence of six items. Five are addressed to Strang and one is addressed to H. D. McCulloch, a follower of Strang. Also with the materials is a letter of appointment to make Strang a mail carrier. Also included is a handwritten copy of Strang's "Municipalities" which is found in chapter 27 of his "The Book of the Law of the Lord." With the materials is a copy of the Michigan legislature's rules dated 1854.