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Latter Day Saints -- Missouri -- Correspondence

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Jacob Kemp Butterfield correspondence

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230327600]
Identifier: MSS SC 2841
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten and typed copies of correspondence. Butterfield writes to his mother and other family members. Butterfield writes about his missionary work for the Mormon Church in Missouri; his association and employment with Joseph Smith, the first president of the Mormon Church; and his life in Missouri, Illinois, and Missouri. He also writes about his service with the Mormon Battalion. Also included is a biography of Abel Butterfield.

Dates: 1837-1886

Pratt family correspondence, 1841-1893

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 497 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence to and from the Pratt family and the Snively family. Includes letters by Parley P. Pratt, as well as from the extended family of Pratt's wife Hannahette S. Pratt and her sister Susanna S. Young. Also includes certificates and other documents related to the family. Materials date from between 1841 and 1893.

Dates: 1841-1893

Richards family correspondence

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 305
Scope and Contents Contains nine handwritten and signed letters to and from members of the Phinehas Howe Richards family. The letters are from LDS Apostle Franklin D. Richards to his parents, Phineas and Wealthy D. Richards; from Phineas Richards to Wealthy D. Richards; from Jennetta Richards to Wealthy D. Richards; from George Spencer Richards to Phineas and Wealthy D. Richards; and from Mary E. Dewey to Wealthy D. Richards. The materials deal largely with family and Mormon-related issues in Ohio, Missouri,...
Dates: 1838-1846

Russell family correspondence, 1831-1860

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 497 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains letters written by and to the Russell family between 1831 and 1860. The letters focus on news from extended family members in Canada, but also relate to Isaac Russell's church service.

Dates: 1831-1860

Isaac Russell correspondence

Identifier: Vault MSS 497
Scope and Contents

Materials primarily contain correspondence between Russell and his family and letters to and from members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also includes some correspondence between Parley P. Pratt and his family. Most of the letters are originals, except for a string-bound typescript copy of some letters dealing with Isaac Russell, the originals of which are not contained in the collection. Dated 1828-1893.

Dates: 1828-1893

David Whitmer letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230320779]
Identifier: MSS SC 2244
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten letter. Whitmer writes to a Robert Nelson affirming that he did see an angel as it states in the introduction to the Book of Mormon. Whitmer states that "the Book is true."

Dates: 1887

John Whitmer letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231045805]
Identifier: MSS 1221
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated 1 March 1871, and addressed to "Dear Children." The item was written in Far West, Missouri. Whitmer wishes his children good health and extends an invitation to them to visit him. Also included are salutations from Whitmer's son, Jake Whitmer.

Dates: 1871 March 1

John Whitmer letters received

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231045839]
Identifier: MSS 1224
Scope and Contents

Collection contains two letters and a postcard received by John Whitmer and his family. The letters focus on family news, including a letter from Alexander Whitmer complaining of the conditions of the Union Army during the Civil War, a letter from David P. Whitmer lamenting the death of his child, Harry G. Whitmer, and a postcard announces the birth of a baby boy to members of the Whitmer family in 1916.

Dates: 1864-1916