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Letter from Millie, Inland, Iowa

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3273

Scope and Contents

Letter dated 16 July 1866 from Inland, Iowa. This is a powerful letter of religious zeal from "Millie" to her "Parents, Brothers, and Sisters." In the letter, she describes an elaborate vision she had where God showed her "a cave in the hill." In the cave were some "little casks" and she "saw the rich gleam of gold near them." She also talks of buying some property which is like the one in her vision. It is not clear if the author is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or another branch of the Restoration. Handwritten letter, enlarged photocopy of the letter, and summary of the contents of the letter.


  • 1866

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 Letter from Millie, Inland, Iowa must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 item (4 p.) ; 4 x 6 1/2 inches.

Custodial History

This letter was acquired in December of 2001 from Confetti Antiques and Books in Spanish Fork, Utah. It was received as part of a larger purchase and separated into its own collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Donald Morris.


19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Letter from Millie, Inland, Iowa
In Progress
Rose Frank
3 March 2011
Description rules
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