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Book of Mormon -- Evidences, authority, etc.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Charlotte H. Evans Adams and Henry A. Orme letters

 File — Folder 1: [31197232490208]
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.

Alma L. Jensen affidavit and statement

 File — Folder 1: [31197230335736]
Identifier: MSS 911
Scope and Contents Typewritten and signed affidavit and a handwritten statement. Jensen affirms that he met Martin Harris (1783-1875) in the summer of 1875. Harris told him about the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.

Ancient America speaks / Brigham Young University ; produced by W.O. Whitaker ; directed by Scott Whitaker ; written by Millie Foster Cheesman, 1972

 Sub-Series — Reel 33: Series 2 [31197233634341]
Identifier: UA 5625 Series 2 Sub-Series 20
Scope and Contents Film was released in 1972, and was produced by Brigham Young University Motion Picture Department. It focuses on archaeological evidence in Central America that supports the Book of Mormon. The collection has one copy on a film reel.

David Whitmer letter

 File — Folder 1: [31197230320779]
Identifier: MSS SC 2244
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten letter. Whitmer writes to a Robert Nelson affirming that he did see an angel as it states in the introduction to the Book of Mormon. Whitmer states that "the Book is true."

Franklin S. Harris papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 344
Scope and Contents Contains notes, miscellaneous correspondence, and typed programs of the KSL radio series: "The Book of Mormon: Messages and Evidences." Also included are notes and an original draft of Harris' book by the same title. The materials also relate to archaeology, the Word of Wisdom, and other Mormon Church topics.

Martin Harris testimony

 File — Folder 1: [31197230311836]
Identifier: MSS SC 1476
Scope and Contents Photocopies of typewritten accounts of Martin Harris' testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon as told to Myrtle Richman by her grandfather. Also included is a typewritten account by John F. Godfrey regarding Harris' testimony.

Charles Henry Hart diary

 File — Folder 1: [31197230308295]
Identifier: MSS SC 1040
Scope and Contents Photocopy and typescript of four pages from Hart's diary, dated August 21, 1883. Contains a three-page interview with David Whitmer (1805-1888) concerning his testimony of the divine origin and the truth of the Book of Mormon.

The last testimony of Martin Harris

 File — Folder 1: [31197232498862]
Identifier: MSS 236
Scope and Contents Typewritten statement with handwritten corrections. The item was notarized. Homer affirms that he met Martin Harris (1783-1875) in 1869 when returning from a mission for the Mormon Church. He recounts the conversation, much of it word for word, between him and Harris at that time. He also told the second president of the Mormon Church, Brigham Young (1801-1877), about this incident. Homer also tells, again verbatim, what Harris said on his death bed in 1875. Homer states that on each...

Origin of the Hawaiian people

 File — Folder 1: [31197230337229]
Identifier: MSS 481
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten essay. The item includes translated folklore from the native peoples of Hawaii. Johnson argues the the Hawaiian traditions support the thesis that the Hawaiians are descendents of Adam, as found in the Bible, and of Lehi, a figure from the Book of Mormon.

George M. Ottinger papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7532
Scope and Contents Collection consists of an artist notebook and art journal, scrapbook, along with various loose papers. Ottinger's art journal is full of hand written instructions on colors he mixed to achieve multiple shades used for many of his paintings. Approximately half of the scrapbook is empty and contains magazine articles Ottinger wrote for The Juvenile Instructor, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' youth magazine, entitled "America,” which are glued into the scrapbook. These articles...