Facsimile copy of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon : pages 3-24
Scope and Contents
Materials include a bound copy of fascimiles of pages 3-24 of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon. These pages include what is now 1 Nephi, chapter 2, verse 2 through 1 Nephi, chapter 13, verse 35. Also includes a letter from J. Reuben Clark, Jr. to Wilford Wood written in 1958 regarding the document's production and to use in referencing the original manuscripts.
- Clark, J. Reuben, Jr., 1871-1961 (contributor, Person)
- Wood, Wilford C. (Wilford Cotton), 1893-1968 (printer, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Facsimile copy of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon : pages 3-24 must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Joshua Reuben Clark, Jr. (1901-1961) was a Mormon attorney, diplomat, and ecclesiastical leader in Utah.
Joshua Reuben Clark, Jr. was born September 1, 1901 in Grantsville, Utah. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and a law degree from Columbia University. He served as Under Secretary of state to President Calvin Coolidge in 1928 and as ambassador to Mexico from 1930–1933. In 1933 Clark was asked to serve as the second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to President Heber J. Grant, later becoming first counselor in 1934. After Grant's death in 1945, he remained as first counselor in the First Presidency under George Albert Smith. When Smith died in 1951, he was called by David O. McKay as second counselor in the First Presidency, returning to the position of first counselor in 1959. He remained in this role until his death on October 6, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Wilford C. Wood (1893-1968) was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints most known for purchasing several Church history sites and artifacts.
Wilford Cotton Wood was born May 22, 1893 in Woods Cross, Utah. He is most known for purchasing several historic sites and artifacts related to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when there was little interest in preserving these pieces of history. He began purchasing important Church history sites after returning from his mission to the Northern States in 1918. He owned such items as the original uncut sheets of the 1830 edition of the Book of Mormon; the John Taylor home and original temple site in Nauvoo, Illinois; the jail in Liberty, Missouri; and the Newel K. Whitney Store in Kirtland, Ohio. Wood later sold most of these sites to the Church and set up the Wilford C. Wood Museum in Bountiful, Utah, to allow the members of the Church to view the items he collected. Wood served for several years on the board of Utah Trails and Landmarks Association and on the Church's historical committee. He died January 17, 1968 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
This item was found uncataloged in the stacks in the repository in 2013. It would have been acquired prior to 1997 because Royal Skousen is known to have looked at this item in 1997 during his research on the original manuscripts of the Book of Mormon. This is possibly one of three sets produced for Wilford C. Wood, the Church Historical Department, and J. Reuben Clark, Jr. This particular item appears to have been produced for J. Reuben Clark, Jr. by Wilford C. Wood in 1958, then somehow got in the hands of J. Leroy Kimball, since there is a stamp inside the cover and on the fly leaf indicating the item is part of Kimball's personal library. The item may have been received by the repository from Kimball prior to 1997.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Found; stacks; 2013.
LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, mission and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy, 1 v., November 2013.)
Physical description: 1 volume (20 pages) ; 37 cm.
Located in Box 596.
Processed; Ryan K. Lee; 2013.
- Register of Facsimile copy of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon : pages 3-24
- Ryan K. Lee
- 2013 November 18
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