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John Whitmer letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1215

Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated 29 Aug. 1837, and addressed to the Mormon Church leaders, David Whitmer and Oliver Cowdery. Whitmer writes about the title to lands in Far West, Missouri. The sheet also includes a some miscellaneous notes and scribblings from 1862. Also included is a typescript of the item.


  • 1837 August 29


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The original copy of the letter is in the Yale University Library, and permission to rerint or quote any part of the item must be obtained.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

Mormon Church leader and one of the original "Eight Witnesses" to the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.


2 items (2 p.)


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of John Whitmer letter
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 29
Description rules
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