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Community and civic affairs 1839-46

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 758
Scope and Contents Typewritten history of "courts, law enforcing agencies, theaters, celebrations, parades, bands, Nauvoo Legion, masonic lodge, and other activities" of Nauvoo, Illinois, while the Mormons were there.
Dates: 1970

Reed C. Durham audiocassette

 Collection — cassette: 1
Identifier: MSS 7621
Scope and Contents Audiocassette tape containing a lecture by Reed C. Durham entitled "Masons of Mormons" from the Mormon Historical Association meeting 1978.
Dates: 1978

Homer and Crockett family histories

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 695
Scope and Contents Collection includes typewritten copies of family histories, correspondence, and biographies believed to have been compiled by Rachel Maretta Homer Crocket. The materials relate to the Homer and Crockett families that were associated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for many years. The items cover a wide range of topics over many years. Included are biographies of Russell King Homer, William Harrison Homer, and Rose Homer Widtsoe.
Dates: 1845-1949

Martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1059
Scope and Contents Photocopy of holograph account of the murder of Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and his brother Hyrum (1800-1844) on June 27, 1844. Jones was with the Smiths in the Carthage jail the night before they were killed. He was involved in carrying messages to and from Joseph and in appealing to Illinois officials for greater protection for the two men. Jones relates some comments verbatim made by Joseph that indicate he had a premonition of death, as well as remarks by the mob. He also tells of the reaction...
Dates: 1855

Nauvoo library and literary institute

Identifier: Vault MSS 1945
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten records. The materials list members of the society, contributions made, and resolutions of meetings.
Dates: 1844

Oral histories on Nauvoo and the Mormons

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 3083
Scope and Contents Interviews and oral histories taken for the book Modern Perspectives on Nauvoo and the Mormons: Interviews with Long-Term Residents.
Dates: 2001

John L. Smith papers

 Collection — Box: 3
Identifier: MSS 680
Scope and Contents Contains seven journals, and other autobiographical manuscripts. Photocopies are also included. There is also a bound typescript volume of an autobiography/journal. The journals include accounts of persecutions in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois; pioneering in Utah; his two missions to Europe; and service as president of the Swiss-Italian and the Swiss-Italian-German missions. There is also a contemporary account of the cricket-and-seagull episode in Salt Lake in 1848; his service as a member of...
Dates: 1792-1895

Joseph Smith, Jr. indenture

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 87
Scope and Contents Handwritten, signed, and printed indenture dated 26 April 1844. Smith makes an agreement with William Richards regarding a sale of land in Nauvoo, Illinois. The item was signed by Smith, W. W. Phelps, and William Clayton.
Dates: 1844 April 26

Tell us some more about your funny family

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 542
Scope and Contents Mimeographed copy of a typewritten history. Georgius Cannon writes humorous stories about his ancestors, George and George Q. Cannon, and about other members of his family. The item was "written about 1932 and reedited in 1962."
Dates: 1932-1962

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