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John Corrill and William Wines Phelps letter, 1835 July 20

 Item — oversize: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 810 Series 1 Item 2
Image of William Wines Phelps correspondence
Image of William Wines Phelps correspondence

Scope and Contents

Materials include a four-part letter written by William Wines Phelps and John Corrill. It includes a letter to Margaret from John Corrill about their family business and his travel plans. There is a note from Phelps that exhorts the members in Missouri to be prayerful, humble, and watchful. A letter from Phelps to Sally reminds Sally of dreams they both had before they were baptized, where he fed sheep and she watered cattle; Phelps tells her not to forget to water the cattle while he is feeding the sheep. He also describes another dream he had where Nephi came and spoke with him. Finally the letter contains a note to "Mother and Sisters," possibly from William Waterman Phelps. There is more general information about building the Kirtland Temple and other events in town. Dated 1835.


  • 1835 July 20

Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted. Digital copy available online for public use. Photocopies and transcriptions also available for public use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from William Wines Phelps papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.


2 p.

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopies and transcriptions of materials are held in box 2 of collection.


Holograph, signed.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States