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Kirtland (Ohio) -- History

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph Young letter to Phineas Young

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233288585]
Identifier: Vault MSS 306
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed diary addressed to Phineas Young and dated 27 Oct. 1836. Joseph tells Phineas about the conditions of employment of a painter in Kirtland, Ohio. Young says that Brigham Young would be the best person to do the painting.

Dates: 1836 October 27

Reuben McBride letters received

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325844]
Identifier: MSS SC 2718
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of handwritten letters dated 18 and 22 June 1851. The items were composed in Kirtland, Ohio. The material is a letter composed by four different persons who were all members of the same family, each with the last name of McBride. The members of the McBride family write to Reuben about family matters and try to convince him to return to Kirtland. The addressee appears to be Reuben Augustus McBride of Fillmore, Utah.

Dates: 1851 June 18; 1851 June 22

John Murdock autobiographies and an essay

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3241
Scope and Contents Photocopies of microfilm copies of handwritten materials. The collection consists of a lengthy and a shortened version of an autobiography. Murdock wrote about his early life and his converstion to the Mormon Church in 1830. He followed that faith to Kirtland, Ohio; Missouri; and Illinois. He migrated to Council Bluffs, Iowa, and came to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1847. He served on missions for the Mormon Church in New York and Australia. Murdock copied letters from leaders of the...
Dates: 1835-1864

John Murdock autobiography and diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 928
Scope and Contents

Typescripts of a diary and an abridgement of diaries for the years from 1830 to 1859 and 1832. Murdock joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830 and lived in Kirtland, Ohio; Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; and Salt Lake City, Utah. He had numerous assignments for the Church and migrated to Utah in 1847. He participated in Zion's Camp in 1834 and went on a mission to Australia from 1852 to 1853.

Dates: 1830-1867

John Murdock journal and autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233631024]
Identifier: MSS SC 997
Scope and Contents

Materials include two copies of the typescript of an autobiography covering, 1792-1867, and journals, 1830-1859. Murdock was a Campbellite who joined the Mormon Church in 1830. He lived with Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the Mormon prophet, in 1833 and participated in "Zion's Camp" in 1834. He lived in Kirtland, Ohio; Nauvoo, Illinois; and Lehi, Utah and was in Missouri during the persecution of Mormons in that state.

Dates: 1830-1867

George Mygatt letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230323203]
Identifier: MSS SC 2414
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letters dated 18 April 1837 and 3 March 1840. Mygatt writes just north of Kirtland, Ohio. In the 1837 letter he describes banking as making money. In the 1840 letter, he writes about the banking business as failing. These items present insights into the financial andbanking situation in Ohio about the time when the Mormons were there.

Dates: 1837-1840

Ohio Court of Common Pleas affidavits

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230323526]
Identifier: MSS SC 2379
Scope and Contents

Handwritten affidavits. Sarah Griffith apparently had attempted to obtain a farm from Edward Bosley, located near Kirtland, Ohio, but she claimed that the terms of the agreement were improperly met. Griffith then approached the court of Lake County, Ohio in an attempt to get the purchase agreement enforced. Griffith maintained that the farm was purchased by worthless script put out by the Mormons when they lived in Kirtland.

Dates: 1842

Sidney Rigdon letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233284675]
Identifier: Vault MSS 72
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter dated March 15, 1837. Rigdon writes a letter of recommendation for Reuben Hadlock.

Dates: 1837 March 15

Elias Smith diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1822
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten diaries. Smith writes about coming to Kirtland, Ohio, in 1836 and his subseqent moves to Nauvoo, Illinois, and to Utah in 1851. He held numerous positions in the Mormon Church and was active as a businessman and as a politician.

Dates: 1836-1888

Joseph Smith promissory note

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2464
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed promissory note dated 1 Sept. 1837 and written in Kirtland, Ohio. The note is made out to "Holbrook & Firme" in the amount of $287.05. The item was signed by Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon, Brigham Young, and twenty-eight other prominent Mormons.

Dates: 1837 September 1