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Mormons -- Wisconsin -- History -- Sources

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Zenos H. Gurley letter to Joseph Smith, Jr.

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233294674]
Identifier: Vault MSS 782
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter dated 4 May 1842 and addressed to Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the first president of the Mormon Church. Gurley writes that he was unable to attend a meeting with the Nauvoo Legion militia organization and describes the founding of a branch of the Mormon Church in Wisconsin.

Dates: 1842 May 4

Oscar K. Hansen diaries

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230342815]
Identifier: MSS 169
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries. Hansen served as a missionary for the Mormon Church in Wisconsin and in neighboring states. Hansen records his experiences in what are often lengthy and detailed accounts. He recounts conversations and the various aspects of his activities.

Dates: 1898-1900

Charles M. Nielsen diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232490323]
Identifier: MSS 651
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary and record book. Nielsen kept his diary while serving on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Minnesota and Wisconsin from 1883-1885. Nielsen also writes about his experiences in Salt Lake City, Utah, after his mission and his political activies. Also included is a patriarchal blessing given to Nielsin in 1876.

Dates: 1883-1892

Joseph Smith letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325109]
Identifier: MSS SC 2576
Scope and Contents Photographs of a handwritten and signed letter dated 18 June 1844 and addressed to James Strang. Smith responds to Strang's request to establish a stake of the Mormon Church in Wisconsin. Smith said that the inquiry was received negatively by the leaders of the Mormon Church, but later it was accepted more positiviely. Smith then records a vision he had in which he was carried to the Kingdom of Heaven by angels and spoke with God about the request. God told Smith that the stake was to be...
Dates: 1844 June 18