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John Whitmer letters received

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1224

Scope and Contents

Collection contains two letters and a postcard received by John Whitmer and his family. The letters focus on family news, including a letter from Alexander Whitmer complaining of the conditions of the Union Army during the Civil War, a letter from David P. Whitmer lamenting the death of his child, Harry G. Whitmer, and a postcard announces the birth of a baby boy to members of the Whitmer family in 1916.


  • 1864-1916


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 John Whitmer letters received must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

John Whitmer (1802-1878) was a Mormon Church leader in Missouri. He was one of the Eight Witnesses to the authenticity of the Book of Mormon, and served as the first Church Historian.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)


19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of John Whitmer letters received
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 29
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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