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Lorenzo Brown diary and autobiography

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Lorenzo Brown diary and autobiography (MSS 497). Brown’s handwritten record and starts with an autobiography which takes him to the year 1856 when his diary begins. He describes his conversion to the Mormon Church, life in Nauvoo, Illinois, and his relationship …

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(Auto)biography of Samuel Miles

This week we are highlighting another item from our 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts that was digitized this past year: the (Auto)biography of Samuel Miles. Samuel Miles Jr., son of Samuel Miles Sr. and Prudence Marks, was born on April 8, 1826 in Attica, New York. During the winter of 1833-1834, after moving to …

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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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How did we get the Doctrine and Covenants? (part 4)

This is the fourth and final posting in a series promoting our exhibit of the history of the Doctrine and Covenants, which will be up from now until April graduation.  Previous posts have discussed the early manuscript versions of revelations, publishing revelations in The Evening and Morning Star in Independence, Missouri in 1832, and the creation (and near …

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How did we get the Doctrine and Covenants? (part 3)

This posting is the third in a series promoting our exhibit of the history of the Doctrine and Covenants, which will be up from now until April graduation.  Previous posts have discussed the early manuscript versions of revelations and publishing revelations in The Evening and Morning Star in Independence, Missouri in 1832. The first attempt …

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How did we get the Doctrine and Covenants? (part 2)

Last week we launched an exhibit of documents and publications that trace the history of the Doctrine and Covenants in the library’s Reading Room from now until April graduation.  Prior to the D&C we know today, these revelations were first written down in some form.  Examples of manuscript versions of these revelations collected by Newel K. Whitney are on exhibit, …

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How did we get the Doctrine and Covenants?

If you have ever wondered this question, then BYU’s L. Tom Perry Special Collections may have the answer. From now until April graduation, Special Collections will be exhibiting documents and publications that trace the history of the Doctrine and Covenants in the library’s Reading Room. Included in the exhibit is a selection of manuscript revelations …

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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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