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Salt Lake Temple



  • Existence: 1893-

Administrative History

The Salt Lake Temple (est. 1893) is a temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Salt Lake Temple, 1983: t.p. (Salt Lake Temple) p. 50, etc. (cornerstones laid 4/6/1853; dedicated 4/6/1893)

Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:

Hyrum Sainsbury photograph of the Salt Lake Temple

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239271015]
Identifier: MSS P 592
Scope and Contents

One photograph of the Salt Lake Temple, in Salt Lake City, Utah, taken by Hyrum Sainsbury in the 1900s.

Dates: approximately 1900

Salt Lake Temple printing plate

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233619714]
Identifier: MSS P 727
Scope and Contents

Salt Lake Temple printing plate, circa 1900-1920s collection contains 1 printing plate of the Salt Lake Temple, Brigham Young, Wilford Woodruff, and Joseph F. Smith.

Dates: approximately 1900-1929

George A. Smith letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230350362]
Identifier: MSS 4158

Photocopied holograph letter from George A. Smith, writing from the historian’s office in Salt Lake, to his cousin, Silas S. Smith.

Dates: Other: 1855

Willard Richards and Florence Grant Smith oral histories

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6813

Oral histories of Willard Richards and Florence Grant Smith, taken on reels from 1963 to 1971 and transcribed and edited in 1993 by Willard C. Smith.

Dates: 1993

Lorenzo Snow letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230340249]
Identifier: MSS 102

The folder contains a printed letter addressed to B. F. Cummings, Jr. and dated 8 September 1894. The item is a form letter in which Cummings' name was handwritten. Snow, then president of the Salt Lake Temple of the Mormon Church, requests donations of books to build up the library of that temple.

Dates: 1894

Lorenzo Snow letters to Margaret Pierce Whitesides Young

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233289799]
Identifier: Vault MSS 410
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of two handwritten and signed letters addressed to Margaret P. Young. The items are a birthday greeting from Snow and his wife, Minnie Jensen Snow, and a call for Young to work in the Salt Lake Temple of the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1893-1894

Table of analyses of water of the Great Salt Lake Basin including an analysis of granite rock

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233244935]
Identifier: MSS SC 494
Scope and Contents

Ms. on graph paper: the collection includes analyses of the acid and base content in the different water sources in the Salt Lake Basin, and of constituent percentages of granite used in building the Salt Lake Temple. Also added is a notation giving the analyses of the water of the Great Salt Lake by Professor D.Q. Allen, 1869.

Dates: approximately 1881-1890

James E. Talmage photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 21
Scope and Contents

Contains images of foreign countries, geological sites and samples, family members and friends, and subjects pertaining to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes 47 glass negatives, 19 film negatives, 227 stereographs, 727 slides, and 226 photographs.

Dates: 1890-1933

Temple record

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324847]
Identifier: MSS SC 2550
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and printed lists of names and dates when temple work was done for them. The item records when persons were given Mormon rights by proxy in the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. The records were apparently kept by Jorgen Rasmussen and Valborg R. Anderson.

Dates: 1893-1951

Wilford Woodruff ticket

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233284048]
Identifier: Vault MSS 114
Scope and Contents

Mechanically reproduced ticket with the stamped signature of Wilford Woodruff on it. The item admits the bearer to the dedication of the Salt Lake Temple of the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1893