Palmyra (N.Y.) -- History
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.