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John Arthur Taylor research collection on Nauvoo Temple angel

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8932

Content Description

Materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, photographs, and other information collected or created by Taylor in his research on an angel that was placed atop the Salem Evangelical Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, that resembled that of the one placed on the original Nauvoo Temple, being vertical, holding a trumpet and having wings. Taylor became interested in the object while serving as a stake president in Cincinnati in the 1960s, and documented its origins and history. The angel reportedly originated from a German group in Nauvoo in the 1840s. Records in the collection are dated approximately 1961-2016.


  • approximately 1961-2016


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 John Arthur Taylor research collection on Nauvoo Temple angel must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

John Arthur Taylor (1928-) is a descendant of Arthur Nicholls Taylor.

John Arthur Taylor was born in 1928. He served as a Stake President in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is descended from Arthur Nicholls Taylor, and lives in Provo, UT.


2 oversize folders (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by John Arthur Taylor on November 3, 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; John Arthur Taylor; November 3, 2016.


LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1, November 2013).

Processing Information

Processed; Whitney Dean, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2017.

Register of John Arthur Taylor research collection on the Nauvoo Temple angel
Whitney Dean
2017 February 17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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