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Parley P. Pratt affidavit

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Parley P. Pratt affidavit (MSS SC 2227). This is a handwritten affidavit in the suit of Hiram Kimball versus Parley P. Pratt. Pratt apparently had an open account with Kimball in which he encumbered a debt of $300 in “goods…and …

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Hyrum Smith property records and family record

As we prepare to remember the lives of Joseph and Hyrum Smith on the 173rd anniversary of their deaths on June 27th, L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of additional documents from the Hyrum Smith papers (Vault MSS 774) that were recently digitized. These include property records and a family record.  The …

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“Sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven”: Understanding the Nauvoo Temple – a new exhibit

The following is a blurb on a new exhibit showing in Special Collections, curated by Annie Kirkpatrick, an intern who worked for Ryan Lee this past Winter Semester: “In this era of the Church, temples dot the land, with the number of dedicated temples around the globe nearing 150. Locally we are witnessing the open …

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Battle of Nauvoo

Did you know 168 years ago this week members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were involved in a civil war  in Illinois, 15 years prior to the Civil War that engulfed the United States?  It is a frequently forgotten event in church history known as the Battle of Nauvoo, and it …

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Newel Kimball Whitney papers related to Mormon pioneers

L. Tom Perry Special Collections has recently digitized the Newel Kimball Whitney papers (Vault MSS 76).  This collection is a treasure trove of original documents related to the earliest years of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Whitney was a personal friend of Joseph Smith, the first bishop of Ohio (1831), and second Presiding …

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Capt. Dan Jones Exhibit

Capt. Dan Jones – missionary to Wales To celebrate the bi-centennial year of the birth of Capt. Dan Jones, the well known missionary to Wales, the L. Tom Perry Special Collections of the Brigham Young University Library is hosting an exhibition of many of his writings and publications. (Special Collections is located on the first …

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