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Cowdery, Oliver


biographical statement

Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon, 1966: t.p. (Oliver Cowdery)

LC manual auth. cd. (hdg.: Cowdery, Oliver)

Wikipedia, December 10, 2013 (Oliver Cowdery; Oliver H.P. Cowdery; born October 3, 1806, Wells, Vermont; died March 3, 1850, Richmond, Missouri)

Wikipedia, Dec. 23, 2013 (parents: William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller; taught school at Manchester, N.Y. in 1829, where met Smith family; assisted as scribe during translation of Book of Mormon; made Second Elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830; excommunicated from Church in 1838; studied and practiced law in Tiffin, Ohio, edited local Democratic newspaper; rebaptized into Church on Nov. 12, 1848 at Kanesville, Iowa; d. Mar. 3, 1850 in Richmond, Mo.)

Oliver Cowdery, 2013: (the first lawyer who was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), via WWW, Dec. 23, 2013 (Oliver Cowdery; m. Dec. 18, 1832 in Kaw, Mo. to Elizabeth Ann Whitmer (1815-1892), seven children)

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

George Ranney Justice of the Peace docket book

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 788
Scope and Contents The docket book contains information regarding the decisions and actions during George Ranney's tenure as justice of the peace in Kirtland, Ohio. As justice of the peace, Ranney describes cases of dispute in Lake County, Ohio, and though he does not make any direct references to Mormons, several individuals involved in legal cases have some affiliation with the Mormon Church. This includes Frederick G. Williams, John E. Page, Benjamin Johnson, William Smith, and numerous Cowderys and...
Dates: 1841-1843

Kirtland Council minute book

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2920
Scope and Contents Typed copy of the minutes of the Kirtland Council of the Mormon Church between 1832 and 1837. The materials were recorded while the Mormon Church had its headquarters in Kirtland, Ohio. The volume includes records of activities, ordinations, blessings, and one letter from Newell Kimball Whitney. The clerks who recorded the minutes were William W. Phelps, Orson Hyde, Oliver Cowdery, and George W. Robinson. Joseph Smith, first president of the Mormon Church, presided at the meetings. The...
Dates: 1832-1837

Ashbel Kitchell diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 922
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 10 leaves photocopied from the holograph of Kitchel's pocket journal concerning an interview with Oliver Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon, and Leman Copley. In his opinion, these Mormon leaders were misguided and infers that they were inspired by Satan.

Dates: 1831

Carl C. Curtis lists

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 954
Scope and Contents

Typewritten lists of names mentioned in the diary of Patience Cowdery, wife of Warren Cowdery. Warren was the brother of Oliver Cowdery, one of the founders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also included is a chronology of LDS Church history and information on Oliver Cowdery.

Dates: 1970

Reuben Miller letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 672
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten and initialed letter addressed to Henry Sabey of Mt. Knickerbocker, Illinois, and dated 16 Nov. 1848. Miller writes concerning conditions of the Mormons at Council Bluffs, Iowa, what they have heard about the Salt Lake Valley of Utah, and describes the baptism of Oliver Cowdery, an early leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who had been cut off years earlier.

Dates: 1848 November 16

Photocopy of the Printer's Copy of the Book of Mormon

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2356

A photocopy of the printer's copy of the Book of Mormon, 466 pp. Scribal copy of entire text of the Book of Mormon; each page indicates the relative portion of the volume.

Dates: 1830

Photographs of Church history sites and figures

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 61
Scope and Contents

Collection includes glass negatives, lantern slides, metal plates, and a tintype of images related to the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes images of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, Native Americans, and other scenes.

Dates: approximately 1840-1976


 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1146
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten revelations for the "Book of Commandments" (2 pages). These revelations are found in sections 65 and 66 of the "Doctrine and Covenants."

Dates: approximately 1840

Fred W. Schwendiman statement

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1305
Scope and Contents

Typewritten statement. Schwindiman writes concerning an observation made by Preston Nibley in the Mormon Church Archives relating aid given by Newell Knight to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery while they were translating the Book of Mormon.

Dates: 1958

Joseph Smith promissory note

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2464
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed promissory note dated 1 Sept. 1837 and written in Kirtland, Ohio. The note is made out to "Holbrook & Firme" in the amount of $287.05. The item was signed by Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon, Brigham Young, and twenty-eight other prominent Mormons.

Dates: 1837 September 1

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