Skip to main content

Latter Day Saints -- New York (State) -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Willard Washington Bean autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230312826]
Identifier: MSS SC 1529
Scope and Contents

Softbound photocopy of a typewritten autobiography which includes a newsclipping from "The Church News." Willard W. Bean served the Mormon Church for 29 years and acquired many properties for the Mormon Church in New York State, including the Hill Cumorah.

Dates: 1880-1978

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints MIA records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6018

Records concerning the LDS church MIA leaders in New York, 1931-1934.

Dates: 1931-1934

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints New York, New York Stake records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1921
Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings, radio scripts, letters, membership records, photographs, minutes, a map, a diary, programs, and histories. The materials relate largely to the organization, membership, and function of the stake. Many of the items also relate to David and Lyle Paine, members of the stake.

Dates: 1889-1984

John Druce diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230338136]
Identifier: MSS 950
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten diary. Druce was born in England; was apprenticed as a baker in London in the 1830s; moved to Manchester; joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1842; migrated to the United States in 1846; worked as an engraver in New York State; migrated to Utah in 1861; settled in Salt Lake City, Utah; and served on a mission for the Church in the Eastern States in 1876.

Dates: 1842-1876

Manchester Library records

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230335264]
Identifier: MSS 367
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten and typewritten correspondence, lists of books, secretary's record book for the years from 1817 to 1854, constitution of the Manchester Library, names of stock holders, titles of 417 books, and two Manchester Library membership books from 1825 to 1857. Many of the items relate to the work of John Pratt, who served as Manchester Librarian. The materials were originally housed in Pratt's home but are now found in the Ontario County Historical Society. The books in...
Dates: 1817-1966

Ira J. Markham papers on the Hill Cumorah Pageant

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230338680]
Identifier: MSS 43

The collection contains scripts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and programs relating to various productions for the Hill Cumorah Pageant in New York State, 1937-1968. The correspondence relates specifically to matters of costuming and historical accuracy, while the newspaper clippings include reviews of the pageant and accounts of its history. The materials were compiled by Ira J. Markham.

Dates: 1937-1968

John Webster letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230321611]
Identifier: MSS SC 2278
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten letter dated 17 July 1831. Webster tells of being approached by a "Mormonite," Samuel Harrison Smith (1808-1844), to buy a "gold Bible" (Book of Mormon). Webster asked Smith how his brother, Joseph Smith (1801-1844), wrote it. "He said that he would look under a shiney stone in the dark and there he would see the words appear."

Dates: 1831 July 17

J. Wesley Young letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230312818]
Identifier: MSS SC 1450
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of handwritten letter by J. Wesley Young in New York to his sister Mary Luella Merza Young Goulding in California. Young informs his sister of the death of their father John W. Young on March 10, 1924.

Dates: 1924