Statement of Lloyd Ririe
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Typewritten statement dated April 13, 1945. Ririe writes that he was on a train in Canada with the Mormon apostle, John A. Widtsoe, in 1945. Widtsoe told Ririe that he was present when John Wickersham Woolley, a temple worker for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, admitted that he had not been given authority to perform polygamous marriages after that practice was discontinued by the Church. Also included is a typewritten letter from Widtsoe to Ririe dated November 19, 1945 in which Widtsoe states he is "ashamed" of fundamentalist Mormons who still preach polygamy.
- Widtsoe, John Andreas, 1872-1952 (Person)
- Ririe, Lloyd (Person)
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Mormon living in Alberta.
2 items (4 p.)
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Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
- Church Government
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Apostles--Correspondence
- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History
- Ririe, Lloyd
- Widtsoe, John Andreas, 1872-1952
- Woolley, John Wickersham, 1831-1928
- Register of Statement of Lloyd Ririe
- Andrea Wyss
- 2011 March 17
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
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