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Latter Day Saint women -- Illinois -- Nauvoo -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Catherine Ellen Camp Greer anecdotes and reminiscences

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232491123]
Identifier: MSS 671
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography. Greer was born in Dresden, Tennessee, in 1837. After her parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she moved with them to Nauvoo, Illinois. She migrated to Utah in 1850 and settled in Bountiful. She later moved to southern Arizona where she lived in Woodruff.

Dates: 1921

Emma Hale Smith certificate

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 432
Scope and Contents

Printed form with handwritten entries. The item is dated 17 July 1844 and is signed. Emma Smith accepts responsibility for the estate of her husband, Joseph Smith.

Dates: 1844 July 17

Mary Fielding Smith certificate

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233291035]
Identifier: Vault MSS 433
Scope and Contents

Printed form with handwritten entries. The item is dated 13 Aug. 1844 and is signed. Mary Smith accepts responsibility for the estated of her husband, Hyrum Smith.

Dates: 1844 August 13

Jesse Hale letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231044899]
Identifier: MSS 1009
Scope and Contents

Typescript of a signed letter dated March 30, 1845 and addressed to Emma Hale Smith, wife of Joseph Smith (1805-1844). Hale comments on Joseph Smith's generosity to him.

Dates: 1845

Eliza Maria Partridge Lyman diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231045763]
Identifier: MSS 1217
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a typescript of a diary kept by Patridge. The item begins with a brief autobiography. Lyman writes about being sealed to the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith, her marriage to Amasa Lyman after Smith's death, her life in Nauvoo, Illinois, her migration to Utah, the excommunication of her husband from the Mormon Church, her life in Fillmore, Utah, and her efforts in favor of the Mormon practice of polygamy.

Dates: 1846-1885

Emma Hale Smith certificate of guardianship

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 5941
Scope and Contents

Handwritten certificate, dated 3 May 1847, establishing Emma's guardianship of the Smith children: Julia, Joseph, Frederick, and Alexander; includes Emma's signature.

Dates: 1847 May 3

Henry M. Stoufer letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231045722]
Identifier: MSS 1213
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter, dated 22 Oct. 1845, and addressed to Elizabeth McElroy of Nauvoo, Illinois. Stoufer attempts to reaffirm old bonds of friendship. He also chides McElroy for leaving her aging mother to seek a "delusion" in the "Mormon City" of Nauvoo, Illinois. He also denounces the Mormon Church as the creation of the "Devil."

Dates: 1845 October 22

David J. Whittaker collection of non-Mormon Nauvoo and Illinois area newspaper extracts from 1845

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232562907]
Identifier: MSS 7685
Scope and Contents Contains a volume of typescripts of extracts from non-Mormon newspapers around the Nauvoo, Illinois, area (south-eastern Iowa and various counties throughout Illinois). Articles deal with Mormon topics, primarily expressing the reaction of non-Mormons to the Mormon presence and influence in Illinois and reporting on the physical conflicts between the Mormons and anti-Mormons in 1845. Papers are crudely bound together with string through two punched holes. Arranged in alphabetical order by...
Dates: [between 1982 and 2012]