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Handwritten letter dated 1938 in which Adams states that she heard Martin Harris testify to the authenticity of the Book of Mormon in a speech given at the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1870. Also included is a letter by Henry A. Orme in which he outlines the life of Charlotte Adams, his grandmother.
Typewritten and signed affidavit and a handwritten statement. Jensen affirms that he met Martin Harris (1783-1875) in the summer of 1875. Harris told him about the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.
Contains notes, miscellaneous correspondence, and typed programs of the KSL radio series: "The Book of Mormon: Messages and Evidences." Also included are notes and an original draft of Harris' book by the same title. The materials also relate to archaeology, the Word of Wisdom, and other Mormon Church topics.
Photocopies of typewritten accounts of Martin Harris' testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon as told to Myrtle Richman by her grandfather. Also included is a typewritten account by John F. Godfrey regarding Harris' testimony.
Photocopy and typescript of four pages from Hart's diary, dated August 21, 1883. Contains a three-page interview with David Whitmer (1805-1888) concerning his testimony of the divine origin and the truth of the Book of Mormon.
Photocopy of a handwritten essay. The item includes translated folklore from the native peoples of Hawaii. Johnson argues the the Hawaiian traditions support the thesis that the Hawaiians are descendents of Adam, as found in the Bible, and of Lehi, a figure from the Book of Mormon.
Photograph of a handwritten statement which is published at the beginning of the Book of Mormon. The item was signed by the "Eight Witnesses" who confirmed that they saw the golden plates from which the Book of Mormon was taken. The manuscript states that Joseph Smith was the "author" of the book. This word appeared in the first edition of the Book of Mormon. In later editions, the term was changed to "translator."
Typewritten statements and sworn affidavits concerning some of the statements Martin Harris made as to the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. The statements were made to different persons in or near Clarkston, Utah, circa 1875 and recorded much later.
- Subject: Book of Mormon -- Evidences, authority, etc. X
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 9
- Witnesses 8
- Religion 6
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- Church Government 3
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- Book of Mormon -- Authorship 2
- Material Types 2
- Mormons -- Utah -- Clarkston -- History 2
- Testimonies 2
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 1
- Autographs 1
- Book of Mormon 1
- Book of Mormon (Radio program) 1
- Book of Mormon -- Antiquities 1
- Clarkston (Utah) -- History 1
- Diaries 1
- Drafts (Documents) 1
- Essays 1
- Fine Arts 1
- Folklore -- History -- Hawaii 1
- Hawaii -- History 1
- Interviews 1
- Media and Communication 1
- Mormon Church -- Sacred books 1
- Mormon women -- Utah -- Correspondence 1
- Mormons -- Hawaii -- History 1
- Mormons -- Missouri -- Correspondence 1
- Mormons -- New York (State) -- Autographs 1
- Oral Histories 1
- Photocopies 1
- Radio broadcasting 1
- Radio scripts 1
- Scrapbooks 1
- Sketchbooks 1
- Social Life and Customs 1
- Word of wisdom 1 ∧ less
- Harris, Martin, 1783-1875 5
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2
- Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844 2
- Whitmer, David, 1805-1888 2
- Adams, Charlotte H. Evans, 1853- 1
- Harris, Franklin S. (Franklin Stewart), 1912-1999 1
- Hart, Charles Henry, 1866-1934 1
- Homer, William H. (William Harrison),1845-1934 1
- Jensen, Alma L. 1
- Johnson, Brigham, 1867-1943 1
- KSL (Radio station : Salt Lake City, Utah) 1
- Nelson, Robert 1
- Orme, Henry A. 1
- Ottinger, George M. (George Martin), 1833-1917 1
- Richman, Myrtle 1
- Young, Brigham, 1801-1877 1 ∧ less