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Charlotte H. Evans Adams and Henry A. Orme letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 630
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1938-1967

Alma L. Jensen affidavit and statement

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 911
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1936

Franklin S. Harris papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 344
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1931-1960

Martin Harris testimony

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1476
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1933-1978

Charles Henry Hart diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1040
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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.

Dates: 1883-1885

The last testimony of Martin Harris

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 236
Scope and Contents Typewritten statement with handwritten corrections. The item was notarized. Homer affirms that he met Martin Harris (1783-1875) in 1869 when returning from a mission for the Mormon Church. He recounts the conversation, much of it word for word, between him and Harris at that time. He also told the second president of the Mormon Church, Brigham Young (1801-1877), about this incident. Homer also tells, again verbatim, what Harris said on his death bed in 1875. Homer states that on each...
Dates: 1928

Origin of the Hawaiian people

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 481
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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.

Dates: approximately 1900

George M. Ottinger papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7532
Scope and Contents Collection consists of an artist notebook and art journal, scrapbook, along with various loose papers. Ottinger's art journal is full of hand written instructions on colors he mixed to achieve multiple shades used for many of his paintings. Approximately half of the scrapbook is empty and contains magazine articles Ottinger wrote for The Juvenile Instructor, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' youth magazine, entitled "America,” which are glued into the scrapbook. These articles...
Dates: 1874-1912

Testimony of eight witnesses

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2560
Scope and Contents

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."

Dates: 1830

Testimony of Martin Harris

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 857
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1921-1934

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