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Cowdery family and Vermont papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2055

Scope and Contents

Contains documents from the Oliver Cowdery family and from the state of Vermont. Two documents, a deed and a notice of lost property, are signed by William Cowdery, Oliver's father. Also includes a land auction record from Wells, Vermont, and an original printed proclamation from the governor of Vermont regarding Shays' Rebellion (1786-1787). Other items include newspaper clippings from Vermont newspapers on 19th century Mormonism, Oliver Cowdery, and the Oliver Cowdery Marker dedication in Wells. Also includes an 1868 edition of "History of Vermont from its Discovery to its Admission into the Union in 1791" by Hiland Hall, and a photograph dated March 1990.


  • 1787-1990


Conditions Governing Access

Microfilm copy is open without restriction. Access to original materials with permission from the supervisor of reference services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Cowdery family and Vermont papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


2 boxes (2 linear ft.)

1 microfilm reel

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Stuart Park; 1997.


19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Cowdery family and Vermont papers
In Progress
Andrea Wyss
2011 March 8
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States