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E. V. Carter papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 405

Scope and Contents

Handwritten record (plus photocopies) of Carter's journey frm Ohio to St. Louis via Wisconsin. ALS's dated Oct. 15, 24, 1845 (plus photocopies) to his wife, Mary Hine Carter, are revised transcripts of diary. Diary entry for November 13 describes a visit to the Nauvoo, Illinois Temple.

This is a journal kept by E.V. Carter during his journey from Tallmadge, Ohio, to St. Louis, Missouri. He wrote of a lecturer, "Mr. Little John," at a Methodist house in White Pigeon Prarie, (Iowa?). Carter disliked the irreverant tone of the lecturer and his inappropriate use of the name of God. Carter was very interested in religion and told about his visit to the Nauvoo temple (built by the Mormon Church) in Illinois. He mostly went to the Presbyterian Church and wrote about his agreements and disagreements with the principles taught by the Presbyterian preachers. At the end of his journal, Carter copied a letter he had written to his wife about the places he had been visiting at that time.


  • 1845


Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted. Photocopies and typescript are for patron use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from E.V. Carter papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Major, U.S. Army.


3 folders (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Purchased from Fred A. Rosenstock, 1979.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Fred A. Rosenstock; 1979.


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopies of originals available in Folder 2. Transcriptions available in Folder 3.

Register of E. V. Carter papers
Elisa Visick
2010 July 2
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