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Eunice Kinney correspondence

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3102

Scope and Contents

Collection includes letters about James Strang and discuss history and doctrine of the "Brighamites," Strangites, and Reorganized Church, written between 1876 and 1892. Also included is Eunice Kinney's "Testimony of the Latter-day Work."


  • 1876-1892


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 Eunice Kinney correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Eunice Kinney (circa 1812-circa 1892) was converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Elijah Abel, an African-American missionary, in 1838 while living in Lawrence County, New York. Following the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith, she joined the body of Saints who believed that James Strang should become the new President of the Church. She moved to Voree, Wisconsin, where the Strangite branch of the Latter-day Saints gathered. She lived in Wisconsin and Michigan for the remainder of her life, and maintained her support for the Strangites, corresponding with leader Wingfield Watson for many years.


16 folders ; (0.3 linear ft.)


Arranged in two series: 1. Eunice Kinney letter, 1876-1892. 2. Miscellaneous letters, 1876-1885.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; William Shepard; 2004.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Eunice Kinney correspondence
Rose Frank
2011 June 13
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