Latter Day Saints -- Missouri -- Correspondence
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Photocopies of handwritten and typed copies of correspondence. Butterfield writes to his mother and other family members. Butterfield writes about his missionary work for the Mormon Church in Missouri; his association and employment with Joseph Smith, the first president of the Mormon Church; and his life in Missouri, Illinois, and Missouri. He also writes about his service with the Mormon Battalion. Also included is a biography of Abel Butterfield.
Materials primarily contain correspondence between Russell and his family and letters to and from members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also includes some correspondence between Parley P. Pratt and his family. Most of the letters are originals, except for a string-bound typescript copy of some letters dealing with Isaac Russell, the originals of which are not contained in the collection. Dated 1828-1893.
Handwritten and signed letter, dated 1 March 1871, and addressed to "Dear Children." The item was written in Far West, Missouri. Whitmer wishes his children good health and extends an invitation to them to visit him. Also included are salutations from Whitmer's son, Jake Whitmer.
Collection contains two letters and a postcard received by John Whitmer and his family. The letters focus on family news, including a letter from Alexander Whitmer complaining of the conditions of the Union Army during the Civil War, a letter from David P. Whitmer lamenting the death of his child, Harry G. Whitmer, and a postcard announces the birth of a baby boy to members of the Whitmer family in 1916.