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Deseret alphabet

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Deseret alphabet

 File — Carton 11: [Barcode: 31197231194157]
Identifier: MSS 1839

Thales Hastings Haskell diary

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227341564]
Identifier: Vault MSS 437
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary. Haskell writes about his experiences with various Indian tribes in Arizona when he was serving as a missionary for the Mormon Church. He was accompanied by Jacob Hamblin and others. Fifteen pages of the item are written in the Deseret Alphabet. Some of the manuscript pages have been torn off and one page is missing.

Dates: 1859-1860

A historical and linguistic study of the nineteenth century Mormon attempts to reform English orthography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230233139]
Identifier: MSS SC 74
Scope and Contents

Typewritten student paper prepared for the Brigham Young University Honors Program. Contains a study of the Deseret Alphabet, its origin, problems, use and failure in Utah society during 1850-1877.

Dates: 1975

Parowan Utah Stake minutes

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230319581]
Identifier: MSS SC 2144
Scope and Contents

Typescript of a transcription of the meeting minutes of the Parowan Stake. The item was originally penned in the "Deseret Alphabet" and was transcribed into English script. The item documents the administration of the stake including matters of theology, Mormon Church practices, and membership problems. Also included is an explanation of the "Deseret Alphabet" and how difficulties with the transciption were resolved.

Dates: 1855-1856