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Visit of one of the three Nephites

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3078

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm reproduction of a typed manuscript. The item is an account of Thomas Durham, his wife, Carol, and his son, Thomas Jr., when they were travelling from Payson, Utah, to Salt Lake City, Utah, to attend General Conference of the Mormon Church. They were camped on "this side" [south?] of the Provo River when "a man rode up on a beautiful b---- pony, with four white feet, all so clean. . . . As he rode up, he spoke to Brother Durham, asking his name. Then he told him his wife and two sons, would be coming along soon and asked if they would tell them to stay at their camp fire, until he came back." The man knew of an accident near Springville, Utah, even though he had not come from that direction. The man also had "a little surrey with fringe around the top." After the man had passed "Brother Durham started on but they all glanced back to get a last look, at the beautiful outfit, but they were no where in sight, they had completely disappeared. Brother Durham always felt like this was one of the three Nephites. Uncle Lars Mortenson, who was just ahead, said they not seen or passed anyone of this description."


  • 1930

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 Visit of one of the three Nephites must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


2 p.

Custodial History

This item was photocopied from reel 1 of the 920 microfilm collection.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Visit of one of the three Nephites
In Progress
Andrea Wyss
2011 February 18
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States