The origin of Mormonism and reminiscences of the Mormons in Illinois
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Prepared typescript of a series of ten articles written by J.H. Sherman which appeared in the Ithaca Daily Journal during April and May, 1886. The articles, decidedly anti-Mormon, tell of Joseph Smith's early life, the Solomon Spaulding manuscript from which Smith supposedly got the idea for the Book of Mormon, the organization of the Latter-day Saint Church, the settlement of the Mormons in Nauvoo, Illinois, death of Joseph Smith, mob violence in Illinois, expulsion of the Mormons from Nauvoo, and their subsequent immigration to Utah.
- Martin, David C. (David Chancellor), 1939-1992 (compiler, Person)
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J.H. Sherman was a resident of Carthage, Illinois.
25 p. (0.08 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Donated in 1975.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; David Martin; 1975.
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
- Backenstos, Jacob B. (Jacob Benjamin), 1811-1857
- Book of Mormon -- Controversial literature
- Carthage (Ill.) -- History
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History
- Hancock County (Ill.) -- History
- Immigration and American Expansion
- Mormons -- Persecutions
- Nauvoo (Ill.) -- History
- Nauvoo (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century
- Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844
- Spaulding, Solomon, 1761-1816
- Register of The origin of Mormonism and reminiscences of the Mormons in Illinois
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- 2010 June 9
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