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Beaver Baptist Association minutes and pamphlets

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1409
Scope and Contents Photocopies and microfilm copies of the printed minutes of the Beaver Baptist Association of Beaver County, Pennsylvania. The microfilm contains a collection of Baptist pamphlets as well. Sidney Rigdon, the early Mormon Church leader, is mentioned in the minutes of 1819, 1820, and 1821.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints records

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4123
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, church related, financial records, legal records, and miscellaneous documents. Notable documents (all photocopies) include an 1844 letter from Joseph Smith while in Carthage Jail and a list of Mormon Battalion soldiers.

A declaration of our faith and practice

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1053
Scope and Contents Record book of the Providence Baptist Church of Beaver County, Pa. pages 1, 28, 95-147. The book is largely minutes of church meetings relating to matters of church policy including excommunication. Sidney Rigdon, an early Mormon church leader, is mentioned on pages 95 and 97.

Geauga County (Ohio) court record

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1930
Scope and Contents One handwritten court record. The item is a copy made in 1860 by William N. Keeny, clerk of Geauga County, of the original court record dated 1839. The Halsted Haines Co. sued Joseph Smith (1805-1844), Hyrum Smith, Olivery Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon, Brigham Young, and other Mormon Church leaders for redress in connection with questionable business practices. Since the defendants failed to appear when summoned, the plaintiffs were awarded $2337.35 plus expenses.

Timothy and Elisa Gunn letter to Levi Benyamen

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 729
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter by Gunn and his wife, Elisa, dated June 15, 1834 and addressed to Levi Benyamen in Massachusetts. This item describes the difficulties of raising crops in Connecticut and expresses strong anti-Mormon feelings. It also mentions Sidney Rigdon who was a Baptist minister and later joined the Mormon Church.

Arlene Hess correspondence

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1281
Scope and Contents Typewritten copies of correspondence. The materials relate to the early Mormon leader, Sidney Rigdon, and to members of his family. Also included are items relating to the genealogy and biography of Rigdon and his descendents when the family was in Friendship, New York.

Paul Jensen research file on Sidney Rigdon

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 4048
Abstract Includes photocopies of genealogies, newspaper clippings, wills, letters, photographs, and maps relating to the life of Sidney Rigdon and his descendants.

Kirtland Safety Society Bank five dollar bill

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 69
Overview The folder contains a photocopy of a five dollar bill issued on 10 February 1837 and signed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leaders Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and Sidney Rigdon (1793-1876).

Vinson Knight account book

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 70
Overview The folder contains photocopies of a handwritten account book written between 1836-1840. The items list transactions involving Mormons in Kirtland, Ohio and in Nauvoo, Illinois including leaders such as Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and Sidney Rigdon (1793-1876). The materials were photocopied from a microfilm collection.

Stephen Post papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1418
Scope and Contents Photocopies from handwritten and typed microformed materials including correspondence, revelations, certificates, deeds, magazines, and miscellaneous items. The materials relate to Post's activities in various religions and include many letters from Sidney Rigdon.

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