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Latter Day Saint churches -- History -- 19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

Mormon splinter groups collection

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197232482296]
Identifier: MSS 1634
Scope and Contents

Papers, research notes, and correspondence. These items relate to the numerous off-shoots of the two largest Mormon denominations, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church or LDS Church) and the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS church) and their leaders. Also included is a photocopy of a letter by the Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844).

Dates: 1844-1976

New York State receipt forms

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227637235]
Identifier: MSS 4147
Scope and Contents Collection of 39 partly-printed New York State receipt forms, accomplished in manuscript, to verify payment of laborers and suppliers contracted to repair the Erie Canal in or near Palmyra. Each receipt is signed by the person who was paid (each by a different man). Each form itemizes the work or products supplied by the payee, with a total, plus the place (Palmyra, New York) and the date (January-February, 1830). Each 4 by 7.5 inches. Also, a receipt, signed by one "J. Smith" in Montezuma,...
Dates: 1830-1837

Ray Olsen biographies

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230312891]
Identifier: MSS SC 1535
Scope and Contents

Typed and photocopied biographical materials about Ray Olsen's ancestors. Most of these materials are excerpts from individuals' diaries and autobiographies. Many of these items relate to the early history of the Mormon Church. These biographies also include information about their conversions to the Mormon Church in Denmark and England and their journies to America. A number of these sources tell about the Martin Handcart Company's tragic trek to Utah.

Dates: 1830-1976

Polygamy article

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230307743]
Identifier: MSS SC 1004
Scope and Contents

Two anonymous, photocopied articles relating to Mormon polygamy. One is typewritten and outlines the author's belief that the Mormon Church was in error when it discontinued plural marriage. Five leaves of the document (pages 8-15) are missing. The other item is a holograph manuscript which tells about the issuing of the "Manifesto" in 1890 which formally ended polygamy among the Mormons.

Dates: Publication: 1975

Samuel W. Richards sworn oath

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230308436]
Identifier: MSS SC 1056
Scope and Contents Oath sworn before Martin S. Lindsay, Notary Public, in Salt Lake City on 11 Dec. 1903. The document affirms that Richards was among 25 young men who were called during the winter of 1843-4 by the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), to explore the mountains in the West for a place where the Mormons could go to avoid persecution. Richards states that the men had weekly meetings to prepare for the trip and the decision to explore the West was made by Joseph Smith and not by his successor...
Dates: 1903

Russell R. Rich donations on Mormon manuscripts, 1781-1976, bulk 1781-1905

Identifier: MSS 19 Series 4
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: A. Gary Anderson and Milton V. Backman Jr., Max Parkin, David J. Whittaker, Lyndon Cook, Russell R. Rich and Clark V. Johnson, all faculty members of the Department of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University, in cooperation with the historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also called the LDS Church), and the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University, did research on sites related to the history of the Church. A. Gary Anderson...
Dates: Other: 1781-1976; Other: bulk 1781-1905

Samuel Russell, Sr. correspondence

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230310473]
Identifier: MSS SC 1317
Scope and Contents Three handwritten and signed letters. One was written by Samuel Russell (1891) and the other two, by William Maughn (1863) and Nathanial V. Jones (1889), were written to him. Maughn responds to Samuel Russell's criticism of Judge Cradlebaugh's speech on "Utah and the Mormons," telling him that Cradlebaugh's criticism could also be applied to his own letter. Jones writes of raids that have occurred at Samuel Russell's home and the resulting trouble for his wives. Russell comments on an...
Dates: 1863-1891

Retrospective diary of George Albert Smith

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230237080]
Identifier: MSS SC 270
Scope and Contents

Typewritten retrospective history of the march of Zion's Camp written from notes and memory in 1857.

Dates: 1834

William Smith letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230308253]
Identifier: MSS SC 1036
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten letter in which William Smith claims the position of president of the Mormon Church because his brother, Joseph, ordained him to it.

Dates: 1849

True bill for riot on 10th June 44

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197238103896]
Identifier: MSS 8730
Scope and Contents

A handwritten bill for a riot held on 10 June 1844. The item relates to an infraction related to the property of Francis M. Higbee. Includes signature of Alpheus Cutler.

Dates: date of production not identified