Salisbury, Katherine Smith, 1813-1900.Brigham Young University - Harold B. Lee Library11 items (17 pages).Photocopies of handwritten letters and typed copies of correspondence. Salisbury writes to the Mormon Church leaders Brigham Young (1801-1877), Orson Pratt (1811-1881), and John Taylor (1808-1887) requesting funds. One letter in the collection is from Brigham Young. Two of the items were written by Salisbury to her "Dear Sister" (probably her sister-in-law, Samantha) in 1853 and 1854 lamenting the death of a family member, "Jenkins."Contact InformationCatalog Record
Crow, Julina Markham.Brigham Young University - Harold B. Lee Library1 item (29 leaves).Photocopy of a typed history of Stephen Markham by Julina Markham Crow. The item gives an account of Stephen Markham's personal life as well as his involvement in the early history of Mormonism. This includes his close association with the Mormon Prophets, Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and Brigham Young (1801-1877), his participation with the initial Mormon pioneer company of 1847, and his involvement in the settlement of Utah.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Richards, Samuel W. (Samuel Whitney), 1824-1909.Brigham Young University - Harold B. Lee Library1 microfiche (2 fr.).Oath sworn before Martin S. Lindsay, Notary Public, in Salt Lake City on 11 Dec. 1903. The document affirms that Richards was among 25 young men who were called during the winter of 1843-4 by the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), to explore the mountains in the West for a place where the Mormons could go to avoid persecution.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Bullock, Thomas, 1816-1885.Brigham Young University - Harold B. Lee Library3 items (8 pages).Handwritten letter to Robert Ball along with two corrected, typed copies of it. The letter bears witness to his belief in Joseph Smith and Brigham Young as prophets of God and praises the wholesome lifestyle in Utah.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Clawson, Moses, 1801-1879.Brigham Young University - Harold B. Lee Library1 item (14 p.) +Handwritten autobiography. Clawson writes about his experiences in the Mormon Church, persecutions he faced as a member of that faith, and his association with the first president of the Mormon Church, Jospeh Smith.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844.Brigham Young University - Harold B. Lee Library1 item (2 pages).Handwritten and signed promisory 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, Signey Rigdon, Brigham Young, and twenty-eight other prominent Mormons.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Geauga County (Ohio). Court of Common Pleas.Brigham Young University - Harold B. Lee Library1 item (6 pages).One handwritten court record. The item is a copy made in 1860 by William N. Keeny, clerk of Geauga County, of the original court record dated 1839. The Halsted Haines Co. sued Joseph Smith (1805-1844), Hyrum Smith, Olivery Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon, Brigham Young, and other Mormon Church leaders for redress in connection with questionable business practices. Since the defendants failed to appear when summoned, the plaintiffs were awarded $2337.35 plus expenses.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Higgins, Nelson, 1806-1890.Brigham Young University - Harold B. Lee Library52 items (52 leaves).Photocopies of handwritten and printed certificates, applications, correspondence, patriarchal blessings, and miscellaneous items. Most of the materials relate to Nelson's militia activities in Nauvoo, Illinois and in Utah. They include certificates relating to his various military appointments and applications for pensions relating to his military service. A few items relate to the "Walker War" (1853-1854) with the Ute Indians. A few of the materials were signed by the Mormon Church leaders Brigham Young (1801-1877) and Joseph Smith (1805-1844).Contact InformationCatalog Record
Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844.Brigham Young University - Harold B. Lee Library1 item (1 page).Photocopy of a handwritten and signed statment. Smith stated that he was "elected Sole Trustee" of the Mormon Church for life. The item was notarized in Nauvoo, Illinois, for Hancock County.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Young, Brigham, 1801-1877.Brigham Young University - Harold B. Lee Library4 items (50 leaves)Typescripts of discourses. Young's remarks cover a wide range of Mormon theological ideas including sacrifice, obedience, and the nature of the biblical character, Adam. Young also talks about his relationship with Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the founder of the Mormon faith.Contact InformationCatalog Record
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