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Harris, Martin, 1783-1875

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1783-1875

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Charlotte H. Evans Adams and Henry A. Orme letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 630
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter dated 1938 in which Adams states that she heard Martin Harris testify to the authenticity of the Book of Mormon in a speech given at the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1870. Also included is a letter by Henry A. Orme in which he outlines the life of Charlotte Adams, his grandmother.

Alma L. Jensen affidavit and statement

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 911
Scope and Contents Typewritten and signed affidavit and a handwritten statement. Jensen affirms that he met Martin Harris (1783-1875) in the summer of 1875. Harris told him about the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.

Joseph Smith, Jr. agreement with Martin Harris

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 929
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten and signed agreement dated 16 Jan. 1830 in Manchester, New York. Smith authorizes Martin Harris to sell copies of the Book of Mormon. The item was witnessed by Oliver Cowdery.

Collection of photographs on the Three Witnesses

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 454
Overview Seven photographs and three non-photogaphic half-tone prints related to the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon. Photographs include portraits of the Three Witnesses, the Oliver Cowdery memorial monument, and Whitmer family grave sites.

Harris family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 340
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence, mementoes, published writings, unpublished writings, addresses, notes, scrapbooks, diaries, letters, and photograph albums created by members of the Harris family between 1818 and 1969. The majority of the materials document the life of Franklin S. Harris. Also includes personal writings by Dennison Emer Harris, and materials belonging to Emer Harris.

Martin Harris legal documents

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 240
Scope and Contents Handwritten legal statements and affidavits. In 1846 Harris signed over control of his financial affiars to Jacob Bump and Preserved Harris while he planned to go to Europe for one year. In 1865, Martin Harris charged that Jacob Bump and William Fuller illegally took some of his property when he was gone. The items were registered in the court of Lake County, Ohio. The Mormon gathering place of Kirtland, Ohio is located in the same county.

Martin Harris testimony

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1476
Scope and Contents Photocopies of typewritten accounts of Martin Harris' testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon as told to Myrtle Richman by her grandfather. Also included is a typewritten account by John F. Godfrey regarding Harris' testimony.

William H. Homer collection of photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 825
Scope and Contents Collection includes nine photographs of descendants and items relating to Martin Harris (1783-1875).

William H. Homer research papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 825
Scope and Contents Collection includes handwritten and typewritten research notes, articles, genealogies, diaries, and biographies. Also included is Homer family correspondence. The family members lived in Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. The notes relate to Homer's research on Martin Harris (1783-1875). Also included is a diary Homer's father, William Harrison Homer, Sr., kept while he was on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England from 1867 to 1868.

The last testimony of Martin Harris

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 236
Scope and Contents Typewritten statement with handwritten corrections. The item was notarized. Homer affirms that he met Martin Harris (1783-1875) in 1869 when returning from a mission for the Mormon Church. He recounts the conversation, much of it word for word, between him and Harris at that time. He also told the second president of the Mormon Church, Brigham Young (1801-1877), about this incident. Homer also tells, again verbatim, what Harris said on his death bed in 1875. Homer states that on each...