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Charlotte H. Evans Adams and Henry A. Orme letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 630
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter dated 1938 in which Adams states that she heard Martin Harris testify to the authenticity of the Book of Mormon in a speech given at the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1870. Also included is a letter by Henry A. Orme in which he outlines the life of Charlotte Adams, his grandmother.
Dates: 1938-1967

Dale W. Adams research collection on Mormons in Ohio

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2376
Scope and Contents The contents of this collection represent the research notes of Dale Adams regarding several important events in the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In many cases, photocopies of original sources are included in the collection. The main focus of the collection is the Ohio period of LDS history, with particular attention being paid to Solomon Spaulding (or Spalding) and D. Philastus Hurbut (or Hurlburt).
Dates: 1968-2001

Joseph Smith, Jr. agreement with Martin Harris

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 929
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten and signed agreement dated 16 Jan. 1830 in Manchester, New York. Smith authorizes Martin Harris to sell copies of the Book of Mormon. The item was witnessed by Oliver Cowdery.
Dates: 1830 January 16

William Ajax letter to William Lewis

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8692
Scope and Contents Materials include a photocopied letter from William Ajax (Centre, Utah) to William Lewis (Aberdare, Wales), dated March 18, 1893. Ajax writes about Wales, Utah, and the building of the Salt Lake City temple. He says that the fine quality masonry has been built by Welshmen. He also talks about his education, current interests, describes his emmigration from Wales to Utah, and discusses his opinions about Mormonism and religion. Dated March 18, 1893.
Dates: 1893 March 18

Edwin J. Allen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2283
Overview This collection consists of the personal papers of Edwin John Allen, Jr. The contents pertain to his service as a missionary in Japan, as well as a naval officer. Also included are some papers and personal affects of his son, Thomas Allen.
Dates: approximately 1912-1945

Rhoda J. Allred and Sharon Allred Jessup collection on Rulon C. Allred

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8750
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials pertaining to the life of Rulon C. Allred. Included are typed and handwritten journal entries and letters, handwritten financial records, and his handwritten autobiography. A typed scrapbook made by his daughter Rhoda as well as Allred family recordings, family histories, and an interview with John Stewart on compact discs are also included. His religious materials include a book with records of work Allred did for the dead in Mesa, Arizona, and diary entries about...
Dates: approximately 1930-2005; Majority of material found within 1958-1978

William Henry Andrews letter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 765
Scope and Contents Typewritten and signed letter dated February 4, 1907 and addressed to V. S. Peet of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Andrews expresses doubt about a report of Indians in the United States using crucifixion in their worship. The V. S. Peet was probably Volney S. Peet, an anti-Mormon writer.
Dates: 1907 February 4

Milton V. Backman Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8785
Scope and Contents Includes research notes, articles, syllabi, lecture notes, publication manuscripts, diaries, genealogical materials, four computers, computer disks, audiocassettes, videocassettes, photographic slides, and other materials on professional career, teaching, and family history. Topics included with these materials tend to center around the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, focusing on the Church's interactions with the cities of Kirtland, Ohio and Nauvoo, Illinois, as...
Dates: approximately 1943-2013

Gwynn W. Barrett collection on Hawaii

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 683
Scope and Contents Typewritten theses by Jason Horn, Gwynn Barrett, and Esther Leonore Sousa relating to Mormons in Hawaii. Other materials include the papers of Walter Murry Gibson, an early leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii and Polynesia.
Dates: 1885-1960

Lucian Bedell letter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 910
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, dated October 16, 1853, and addressed to "Dear B." The item was written in Salt Lake City, Utah. Bedell writes about polygamy in Utah and about isolated life in Utah.
Dates: 1853

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Card, Zina Presendia Young Williams, 1850-1931 2
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Allen, Edwin J. (Edwin John), 1892-1978 1
Allen, Tom, 1923- 1
Allred, Rhoda J., 1943- 1
Allred, Rulon C. (Rulon Clark) 1
Andrews, William H. (William Henry), 1842-1919 1
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Arny, W. F. M. (William Frederick Milton), 1813-1881 1
Backman, Milton V., Jr., 1927-2016 1
Ballif, Ariel 1
Barker, James L. (James Louis), 1880-1958 1
Barrett, Gwynn W. 1
Bautista, Margarito, 1878-1961 1
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Bedell, Lucian 1
Beede, Huldah M. 1
Benedict, Caroline Louis, -1905 1
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