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Joseph E. Cardon manuscript of Testimonies of the Divinity of the Church

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3908

Scope and Contents note

The original manuscript for the book, Testimonies of the Divinity of the Church, with his hand-written notes, additions, and editing. Also includes a six page documentation about the series of events that led from Cardon's idea to compile testimonies of a letter written to President Joseph F. Smith asking for approval for the project, which was initially done in The Liahona. Also includes a copy of the text of a letter from Joseph F. Smith giving his approval. Two signatures, mission presidents Nephi Jenson and George McCune, are included in the testimonies submitted to Cardon. The entries after McCune's were presumably included after the manuscript was typed and added before publication. The manuscript has some browning of pages, but it is in good condition. Dated circa 1930.


  • approximately 1930


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Joseph E. Cardon manuscript of Testimonies of the Divinity of the Church must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Joseph Emanuel Cardon was born in 1872 in Logan, Cache, Utah. He was the editor of The Liahona for many years. He married Sarah Sophia Wilson on September 16, 1896 in Logan. Joseph died July 19, 1956 in Logan, Cache, Utah.


1 folder (0.10 linear ft.)




An original manuscript for a publication by Joseph E. Cardon, circa 1930.

Custodial History note

Purchased from Orrin Schwab Books in 1994.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased; Orrin Schwab Books; 1994.

Appraisal note

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Related Archival Materials note

BX 8648.2.C17t 1931 Cardon, Joseph E. Testimonies of the Divinity of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by its leaders.

Processing Information note

Processed; H. Christine Swiondler; 7 May 2007.

Register of Joseph E. Cardon manuscript of Testimonies of the Divinity of the Church
Benjamin Sipes
2011 June 13
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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