Archive: "19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts" Category

Theodore McKean family record book

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Theodore McKean family record book (MSS SC 1990). This item is a handwritten record book that documents the genealogy of the McKean family. It also includes a short autobiography of Theodore McKean. He describes his youth, his conversion to the Mormon …

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New Exhibit: Early Mormon Currency and Financial Records

We are pleased to announce a new exhibit now on display in L. Tom Perry Special Collections. It is titled “Mixing Money and Religion: Early Mormon Currency and Financial Records.” This exhibit showcases various types of rare currency created and issued by the LDS Church in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Currency on display includes: …

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Pioneer of Southern Utah and Las Vegas – John Steele papers

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: John Steele papers (Vault MSS 528). This collection contains three boxes full of diaries, notes, correspondence, dictionaries, surveys, bonds, certificates, horoscopes, and military orders related to a prominent pioneer of southern Utah and Nevada. The correspondence was to and from John …

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Mormon economic history exhibit – Church History Symposium, March 1, 2018

For those who are planning to attend the upcoming Church History Symposium at BYU on March 1, L. Tom Perry Special Collections will have on display a special exhibit of artifacts and documents from our collections related to the Symposium’s theme of Mormon economic and financial history.  On exhibit will be original Mormon currency from …

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California Gold Rush – Lewis B. Rock diary

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Lewis B. Rock diary (MSS SC 161). This is a handwritten diary of a man involved in the California Gold Rush. In his diary, Rock writes about his voyage by ship from Boston to San Francisco and his subsequent experiences …

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History of the Doctrine and Covenants exhibit

A new exhibit titled “History of Doctrine and Covenants, 1833-1921” is on display now in L. Tom Perry Special Collections. This exhibit takes the viewer through the history of the Doctrine and Covenants, from handwritten manuscripts to being published in book form in 1835. Later editions with significant additions or deletions are also displayed, including the …

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Joseph Hawkins papers – Mormon Missouri War

In honor of those who lost their lives during the Haun’s Mill Massacre 179 years ago today, L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Joseph Hawkins papers (Vault MSS 724). This collection includes six items relating to Joseph Hawkins’ role in the Mormon War in Missouri. From …

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Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company records

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company records (MSS 843). The collection contains handwritten correspondence, financial instruments, passenger lists, and miscellaneous items. The materials relate to the activities and finances of the Perpetual Emigrating Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day …

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William Thomas Ogden missionary diaries and photographs

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: William Thomas Ogden missionary diaries and photographs (MSS 8999). Materials include five diaries and one autograph book from Ogden’s mission to the Samoan Islands. Also includes three oversize mounted photographs, a cabinet card portrait of Ogden, and several loose …

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