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Matthew Cowley letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1591

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten letter addressed to his sister, Laura, concerning the translation of Mormon scriptures into the Maori language. In 1917 Matthew Cowley helped revise the original translation of the Book of Mormon with the help of native Maori people. He went on to translate the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price.


  • 1932


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 Matthew Cowley letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical Sketch

Apostle in the Mormon Church, 1945-1953. He served in New Zealand as a missionary for the Mormon Church.


1 item (2 leaves)(0.04 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Donated for Matthew Cowley in 1979.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Matthew Cowley; 1979.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Register of Matthew Cowley letter
Benjamin Sipes
2010 August 20
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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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