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Elmer Ewing collection of Mormon letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4142

Scope and Contents

Collection includes photocopies of correspondence collected by Elmer Ewing written by Mormon pioneers. Includes the letters of Temperance Bond Mack, Christeen Golden Kimball, and Nathan Calhoun Cheney describing their travels to Salt Lake City and other events in Mormon history. One letter by Cheney also includes a description of events surrounding the death of Joseph Smith.


  • 1835-1884


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 Elmer Ewing collection of Mormon letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

Nathan Calhoun Cheney (1811-1852) was a Mormon pioneer and one of the settlers of Circleville, Utah.

Biographical note

Christeen Golden Kimball (1823-1896) was an early Mormon convert, and wife of Heber C. Kimball. She was born in Hopewell, New Jersey.

Biographical note

Temperance Bond Mack (1771-1850) was the a Mormon pioneer. She was the maternal aunt of Joseph Smith, and helped pioneer the area of Detroit and Pontiac, Michigan.

Biographical note

Elmer Ewing (1856-1948) was a mason in Hopewell, New Jersey.


8 folders (0.20 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated in 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 2007.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Existence and Location of Originals

Hopewell Library-Museum; Hopewell, N.J.

Related Materials

See also the Pilgrimage of Temperance Mack papers (MSS SC 480).

Register of Elmer Ewing collection of Mormon letters
Benjamin Sipes
2011 June 22
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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