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Latter Day Saints -- Ohio -- Kirtland -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Roger Orton letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233286738]
Identifier: Vault MSS 136
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters, addressed to Calvin Bicknell, dated 16 Feb. 1834, and written from Kirtland, Ohio. The collection is three letters written on a folded sheet of paper. The items were written by Roger and Clarissa Orton. The Ortons write about the Kirtland Temple and the Mormon Church School of the Prophets.

Dates: 1834 February 16

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

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

Nathan Tanner autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231566537]
Identifier: MSS 836
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten autobiography. Tanner writes about joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1831; participating in Zion's Camp in 1834; life in Kirtland, Ohio; his mission to the Eastern States for the Church; and his life in Far West, Missouri, and in Nauvoo, Illinois. He also tells about his interaction with early leaders of the Church and about troubles with mobs in Missouri and Illinois.

Dates: approximately 1854

Newel Kimball Whitney certificate

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231045094]
Identifier: MSS 1018
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a printed and handwritten certificate dated July 1838. The item affirms that Whitney was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Dates: 1838 July