Whitmer family papers and photographs
Scope and Contents
Three items, as follows: 1) Civil War letter dated 13 September 1864, "Camp near St. Joseph, Missouri," written from A. [Alexander] Whitmer to his father, John. 1 pg. writes that one boy has been discharged and that some of the boys are homesick; 2) Printed program for the "Sunday School and Religion Convention of the Far West District." St. Joseph, Missouri, Jan. 16-17, 1915; 3) Prints of 26 digitally scanned photographs relating to the Whitmer family. Most are unidentified except for a few surmises written in pencil by the curator. Includes what may be a picture of the John Whitmer home in Far West, Missouri.
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 Whitmer family papers and photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
John Whitmer was one of the first members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and one of the Eight Witnesses to the Book of Mormon. Among other things he was commissioned to write a history of the Church by Joseph Smith and was editor of the Messenger and Advocate in Kirtland, Ohio, for a time. Along with W. W. Phelps, he located Far West, Missouri, as a gathering place for the Saints, purchased property there, and identified a temple site. After parting with the Church he remained in Far West, Missouri.
1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Betty L. Jones; 2005.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of Whitmer family papers and photographs
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 March 15
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.