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Palmyra (N.Y.) -- History

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Alvin Pliny Bean essays

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230321728]
Identifier: MSS SC 2272
Scope and Contents

Typewritten talk, a biography of Bean's father, Willard Washington Bean, and a biography of Alvin Pliny Bean by Vicki Zimmerman. The biography of Willard Bean relates his missionary experiences for the Mormon Church in the Southern States, 1882-1884. The other items emphasize Alvin Bean's experiences in Palmyra.

Dates: approximately 1978

Willard Washington Beans papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230321710]
Identifier: MSS SC 2271
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of a typewritten autobiography, a newspaper clipping, a Mormon Church blessing, and an essay. Also included are photocopies of handwritten letters received by Bean. These items include letters received from Mormon Church leaders Heber J. Grant and J. Golden Kimball. Bean was a missionary to the Southern States and lived in Palmyra, New York from 1915 to 1939.

Dates: 1893-1978

H. M. Comstock letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230326909]
Identifier: MSS SC 2695
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter addressed to A. J. Comstock and dated October 1835. H. M. Comstock writes about how logs may be cut up most effectively into lumber and presents tables on how this is best to be accomplished.

Dates: 1835 October

Emeline letter to her sister, Walpole, New Hampshire

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230323781]
Identifier: MSS SC 2451
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter dated July 24, 1832, with "Dear Sister" on the top of the first page as a salutation. The item was addressed to Joseph Mason of Walpole, New Hampshire. Emeline informs her sister that she has just been baptized into a Protestant church about 50 miles west of Palmyra, New York and no longer fears death or hardship.

Dates: 1832 July 24

John H. Gilbert certificate

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232548914]
Identifier: Vault MSS 795
Scope and Contents

The collection contains one document, dated 7 Feb. 1850, signed by John H. Gilbert, the typesetter of the Book of Mormon, 1829-1830. The document states, "I hereby accept the office of Treasurer of the Village of Palmyra, to which I have been elected for the ensuing year."

Dates: 1850 February 7

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

James E. Walker letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230323641]
Identifier: MSS SC 2437
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter dated 24 Feb. 1836 and addressed to "Dear Mother" in New Hampshire. Walker writes about school, the weather, and about a local fire.

Dates: 1836 February 24

Royal West letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230323757]
Identifier: MSS SC 2448
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter dated 12 July 1838 and addressed to Rev. Milton Badger of New York City. The letter was written in Walworth, New York. West writes about his congregation of some forty women and children and complains that he has no meeting house and inadequate funds. The item was postamarked in Palmyra, New York, a neighboring community.

Dates: 1838 July 12