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Mormon Church -- Presidents -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 60 Collections and/or Records:

John Adams letter

 File — Folder 1: [31197230237593]
Identifier: MSS SC 733
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter. Adams states that a Mr. Young "from Mendon" has been hired to do some work for him. It is unclear if the John Adams in the letter is the same John Adams (1786-1856) who wrote a legal history of New York State. The "Mr. Young" may have been Brigham Young (1801-1877), second president of the Mormon Church. The date of the item is also uncertain.

William Marks arrest warrant

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197233289252]
Identifier: Vault MSS 366
Scope and Contents Handwritten arrest warrant, dated 28 Nov. 1842, and registered in Nauvoo, Illinois. Marks seeks the arrest of Thomas J. Hunter for slandering Joseph Smith, the first president of the Mormon Church.

Arrest warrant

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197233289872]
Identifier: Vault MSS 402
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed arrest warrant, dated 6 Dec. 1842, and written in Nauvoo, Illinois. As mayor, Smith signs a warrant ordering the marshall of Nauvoo to arrest Amos Davis who had been accused of assault by William C. Walker. On the reverse is a statement saying that Davis was brought before a city court.

Stephen Elder bill for Joseph Smith, Jr.

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197233290870]
Identifier: Vault MSS 435
Scope and Contents Handwritten bill from Stephen Elder to Joseph Smith, first president of the Mormon Church, for goods sold to Smith in March-July 1840, apparently for sale in Joseph Smith's store. The manuscript includes three entries for tobacco. The item was filed against Smith's estate on 27 May 1846, with a total of $2.89 interest added to the bill.

Joseph Smith, Jr. bonds

 File — Folder 1: [31197230342997]
Identifier: MSS 771
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten and signed bonds. Three of the items are signed by Smith, date form 1839 and 1841, and relate to purchases of property in Nauvoo, Illinois. The fourth item is dated 27 Sept. 1845 and deals with Nathaniel Whiting transferring property.

Brigham Young account books

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3987
Scope and Contents Three volumes containing handwritten entries recording financial transactions, indexed by individual payee or payer. Volume 1 covers the years 1862 to 1864. Volume 2 covers the years 1864 to 1871. Volume 3 covers the years 1871 to 1877.

Brigham Young sermon

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197230352343]
Identifier: Vault MSS 2563
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a handwritten sermon delivered by by Brigham Young at the Bowery in Salt Lake City, Utah on 21 April 1850. Young talks about the Mormon beliefs relating to the means of salvation and how it is attained.

Donald Q. Cannon research materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1800
Scope and Contents Photocopies and microfilmed copies of letters, pamphlets, newspaper artilces, sections of books, maps, biographies, histories, and miscellaneous items. The materials relate to a large range of topics in the early history of the Mormon Church, to its early leaders and presidents, and to the genealogies of early prominent members of that faith. The materials were acquired in various research institutions in Massachusetts.

Donald Q. Cannon research materials

 Collection — Box 1: [31197230223528]
Identifier: MSS 2005
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten and typed letters, histories, interviews, diaries, pamphlets, and newspapers. The materials relate to a large range of topics in the early history of the Mormon Church; Joseph Smith, second president of the Mormon Church; and his family. Interviewees include Smith family members and those who knew them. The items were copied by Donald Q. Cannon as part of the continuing Mormon Church History Sources Project.

Thomas Carlin certificate for Joseph Smith

 Item
Identifier: Vault MSS 411
Scope and Contents Printed and handwritten certificate, dated 13 June 1842, and signed by Carlin. The item affirms that Joseph Smith, the first president of the Mormon Church, is elected mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois. On the reverse of the manuscript is found a handwritten copy of the oath of office for mayor which is signed by Joseph Smith.