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Church of Jesus Christ (Strangites)


Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Beaver Island record

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230313683]
Identifier: MSS SC 1636
Scope and Contents

Typewritten history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Strangites) at the City of James, Beaver Island, Michigan from 1848 to 1855.

Dates: 1913

E. Jay Bell letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230347715]
Identifier: MSS 1286
Scope and Contents

Five letters addressed to Jay E. Bell of Provo, Utah, in answer to inquiries concerning the beliefs and doctrines of the LDS Church (Strangites) and the RLDS Church (Independence). Concerns temple ordinances, revelation and prophets, tithing, the law of consecration, polygamy, the birth of Christ, Joseph Smith Jr., the Doctrine and Covenants, and other doctrines.

Dates: 1972

William Brace letters received

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230235993]
Identifier: MSS SC 197
Scope and Contents

Typewritten and signed letters addressed to Brace explaining the differences between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other "splinter" faiths.

Dates: 1953

Church of Jesus Christ records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 445
Scope and Contents

The Church of Jesus Christ (Strangites) was established by James Jesse Strang in 1844, though they claim to be the successor of the Mormon Church founded in 1830.

Compilation of typescripts of correspondence of James J. Strang, Wingfield Watson and other Strangites; biographical sketches and doctrinal outlines. Many items have more than one letter per typescript page.

Dates: 1844-1958

Documents in the Case of John W. Archer vs. James J. Strang and John Cole

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233289716]
Identifier: Vault MSS 408
Scope and Contents

Handwritten legal documents including affidavits, writs, depositions, and decisions. The items relate to a suit brought by John W. Archer, a disaffected Strangite, against James J. Strang and John Cole in the summer of 1849 to recover a wagon Archer had consecrated to Strang's group. The case was heard in Walworth County, Wisconsin.

Dates: 1849

Richard Drew letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230320530]
Identifier: MSS SC 2174
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typewritten and signed letter addressed to Philip Wilson. The item deals with questions on the successor of the Mormon Church after the death of Joseph Smith (1805-1844) from the position of the Strangites.

Dates: 1983

Hancock County records

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230236942]
Identifier: MSS SC 212
Scope and Contents

Film contains 22 items, including three collections: Nauvoo court records; Eudocia Marsh's Mormons in Hancock County : a Reminiscence; and the Strangite Papers, 1851-1963.

Dates: 1840-1963

History of the Bennett Trial Manuscript

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230240951]
Identifier: MSS SC 416
Scope and Contents

Typewritten history which traces the provenance of the manuscript and its use as an historical source. The manuscript concerns the trial of John C. Bennett. Collection also includes a copy of the trial manuscript.

Dates: undated

James Jesse Strang papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233289898]
Identifier: Vault MSS 400
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of six items. Five are addressed to Strang and one is addressed to H. D. McCulloch, a follower of Strang. Also with the materials is a letter of appointment to make Strang a mail carrier. Also included is a handwritten copy of Strang's "Municipalities" which is found in chapter 27 of his "The Book of the Law of the Lord." With the materials is a copy of the Michigan legislature's rules dated 1854.

Dates: 1846-1856