Samuel Russell, Sr. correspondence
Scope and Contents
Three handwritten and signed letters. One was written by Samuel Russell (1891) and the other two, by William Maughn (1863) and Nathanial V. Jones (1889), were written to him. Maughn responds to Samuel Russell's criticism of Judge Cradlebaugh's speech on "Utah and the Mormons," telling him that Cradlebaugh's criticism could also be applied to his own letter. Jones writes of raids that have occurred at Samuel Russell's home and the resulting trouble for his wives. Russell comments on an article in the "Young Mormon's Journal," written by O.B. Huntington, discussing a prophecy by the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), about those who persecuted the Mormons in Jackson County, Missouri.
- Russell, Samuel, 1835-1896 (Person)
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Early member of the Mormon Church.
1 folder (0.02 linear ft.) : 7 p.
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Donated by Peter Crawley in 1986.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Peter Crawley; 1986.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Jones, Nathaniel V. (Nathaniel Vary)
- Latter Day Saint churches -- History -- 19th century
- Latter Day Saint churches -- Presidents -- History
- Latter Day Saints -- Missouri -- Jackson County
- Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- Correspondence
- Maughn, William
- Pleasants, Henry
- Serly, Tibor
- Register of Samuel Russell correspondence
- Elisa Visick
- 2010 August 11
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.