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The last testimony of Martin Harris

 File — Folder: 1
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 occasion Harris affirmed that the Book of Mormon was true and that the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), was indeed a prophet. Also included is a statement signed by F. Harris that he heard Homer recount these experiences in 1928.


  • 1928


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 The last testimony of Martin Harris must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

William H. Homer (1845-1934) was a Mormon missionary and author.


2 items (8 p.)


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of The last testimony of Martin Harris
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 28
Description rules
Language of description
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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