Archive: "Mormonism, Utah, and the West" Category

Margaret Y. Taylor biography

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Margaret Y. Taylor biography (MSS 1153). This is a typewritten biography by an unknown author with handwritten corrections. Margaret Young Taylor (1837-1919) was one of Latter-day Saint Church President John Taylor’s wives and served as vice president of the …

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Jackson County, Missouri, tax receipts

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Jackson County, Missouri, tax receipts (MSS SC 631).  The collection includes seven individual state and county property tax receipts for various properties owned in Jackson County, Missouri, from 1839 to 1843. While there are no known connections to Latter-day …

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Lorraine Rowley Thompson collection on Benson family

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Lorraine Rowley Thompson collection on Benson family (MSS 8555).  This collection contains journals and correspondence related to the Richard and Phoebe Benson family. Includes journals kept by Richard during his Mormon missions to England, and letters he wrote to …

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Elizabeth Wood Kane writings

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection:Elizabeth Wood Kane writings (Vault MSS 792, Series 6, Subseries 4).  This is part of the sixth series of the larger Kane family papers (Vault MSS 792), which primarily relate to Thomas and Elizabeth Kane. This subseries contains autobiographical and …

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190th anniversary of the founding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Today is April 6, 2020.  Exactly 190 years ago today, on April 6, 1830, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded in Fayette, New York by Joseph Smith. To celebrate this occasion, you can read one of the first printings of the revelation that was received that day, known as “The Articles …

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Thomas L. (Leiper) Kane personal papers

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Thomas L. Kane personal papers (Vault MSS 792, Series 2).  This is the second series of the larger Kane family papers (Vault MSS 792), which primarily relate to Thomas and Elizabeth Kane. This series contains the more personal papers of …

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Philip T. Van Zile scrapbook

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Philip T. Van Zile scrapbook (MSS SC 81).  This is a bound scrapbook, dated 1879-1883, which contains newspaper clippings regarding the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, polygamy, Van Zile’s work as U.S. District Attorney, and other activities …

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