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The origin of Mormonism and reminiscences of the Mormons in Illinois

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 89

Scope and Contents

Prepared typescript of a series of ten articles written by J.H. Sherman which appeared in the Ithaca Daily Journal during April and May, 1886. The articles, decidedly anti-Mormon, tell of Joseph Smith's early life, the Solomon Spaulding manuscript from which Smith supposedly got the idea for the Book of Mormon, the organization of the Latter-day Saint Church, the settlement of the Mormons in Nauvoo, Illinois, death of Joseph Smith, mob violence in Illinois, expulsion of the Mormons from Nauvoo, and their subsequent immigration to Utah.

Dates

  • 1886

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from The origin of Mormonism and reminiscences of the Mormons in Illinois must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

J.H. Sherman was a resident of Carthage, Illinois.

Extent

25 p. (0.08 linear ft.)

Language

English

Custodial History

Donated in 1975.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; David Martin; 1975.

Appraisal

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Title
Register of The origin of Mormonism and reminiscences of the Mormons in Illinois
Status
Completed
Author
Elisa Visick
Date
2010 June 9
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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