Skip to main content

Temple work (Latter Day Saint doctrine) -- History -- Sources

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Adoption record from Manti Temple

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230318096]
Identifier: MSS SC 1937
Scope and Contents

Handwritten temple record. The item verifies that four women were adopted by proxy as daughters of the Mormon Apostle, Daniel H. Wells, and his wife, Eliza Wells. The four women were from the Lee family and died between 1847 and 1859.

Dates: 1901

D. M. McAllister galley proofs

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230310309]
Identifier: MSS SC 1259
Scope and Contents

Galley proofs of an article by McAllister which was published in the September 1917 issue of the Improvement Era, A Mormon Church periodical. The article explains that Mormon temple ordinances are essential to salvation. The sheets bear holograph corrections and a note by Joseph F. Smith, the 6th president of the Mormon Church. Smith's note suggests that the article be published as a four page tract.

Dates: 1917

Mormon Church temple records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2847
Scope and Contents

Handwritten lists of names of people for which temple work was done in various Mormon temples. The work was done for numerous persons from numerous different families.

Dates: 1928-1942; 1928-1942

Record of the President John Rigg's prayer circle

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233291936]
Identifier: Vault MSS 660
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten and bound volume recording the minutes of a Mormon prayer circle. The group was established 13 July 1857 in Provo, Utah, at the request of George Albert Smith.

Dates: 1857-1863

Erastus Fairbanks and Artemisia Beman Snow family temple records

Identifier: MSS 8792
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials relating to the family temple work of Erastus Snow and Artemisia Beman Snow. Materials include five volumes of records of Mormon temple ordinances performed by and for the Erastus and Artemisia Beman Snow family between 1884 and 1930. Volumes include three volumes of "Temple Record" books and one untitled temple record book, for the Beman side of the family; one "Record of the Dead" book kept by Erastus Snow for the Snow side of the family; and one "L.D.S....
Dates: 1884-1930

Totals of ordinance work in St. George Temple

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230327196]
Identifier: MSS SC 2670
Scope and Contents

Handwritten list of totals for ordinance work done in the St. George temple from 1877 to 1883. Farnsworth lists the numbers of ordinances performed in such categories as baptisms, endowments, ordinations, sealings and "Second Anointings."

Dates: 1883