Wilford Woodruff diary excerpt
Scope and Contents
Photocopy of a handwritten diary excerpt that includes a copy of an unattributed vision or a dream which Woodruff had obtained. The vision claimed to foresee of the last days in which a great loss of life and a great destruction would befall the the cities of the eastern United States. Photocopy includes entries from June 14 to 22, 1878.
- Woodruff, Wilford, 1807-1898 (author, Person)
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Wilford Woodruff (1807-1898) served as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1889 to 1898.
Wilford Woodruff was born March 1, 1807. He was raised in Connecticut. Woodruff was a miller by trade. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1833 and served two missions before being ordained an Apostle in 1839. As a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, he completed four additional missions, presided over the temple in St. George, Utah, and served six years as Church Historian. He was sustained as Church President on April 7, 1889. As President of the Church, he dedicated temples in Salt Lake City and Manti, Utah, oversaw the organization of the Genealogical Society, and reemphasized the value of historical record keeping. After much pondering and prayer, he received a revelation that the Latter-day Saints should cease the practice of plural marriage. In 1890, he wrote the Manifesto, testifying that the Church had ceased teaching the practice of plural marriage. Woodruss died in San Francisco on September 2, 1898.
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Existence and Location of Originals
Church History Library; 15 East North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150.
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- 26 May 2011
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