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Far West (Mo.) -- History -- Sources

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Elmer Ewing collection of Mormon letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4142
Scope and Contents

Collection includes photocopies of correspondence collected by Elmer Ewing written by Mormon pioneers. Includes the letters of Temperance Bond Mack, Christeen Golden Kimball, and Nathan Calhoun Cheney describing their travels to Salt Lake City and other events in Mormon history. One letter by Cheney also includes a description of events surrounding the death of Joseph Smith.

Dates: 1835-1884

Andrew Moore autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230334861]
Identifier: MSS 1094
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of typewritten excerpts from Moore's autobiography. Moore writes about his conversion to the Mormon Church and his experiences in that faith while living in Missouri and Illinois. He also tells about the death of the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith (1805-1844).

Dates: 1845

John E. Page letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233288601]
Identifier: Vault MSS 304
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated 8 Dec. 1838, composed in Far West, Missouri, and addressed to Mary Judd. Page proposes marriage to Judd. He copied the information from two cards on the back of the letter. The cards had statements on them either rejecting or accepting the offer.

Dates: 1838 December 8

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

John Whitmer letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231045748]
Identifier: MSS 1215
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated 29 Aug. 1837, and addressed to the Mormon Church leaders, David Whitmer and Oliver Cowdery. Whitmer writes about the title to lands in Far West, Missouri. The sheet also includes a some miscellaneous notes and scribblings from 1862. Also included is a typescript of the item.

Dates: 1837 August 29

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