Revelations

Revelations

Dates: approximately 1840

Photocopies of handwritten revelations for the "Book of Commandments." These revelations are found in sections 65 and 66 of the "Doctrine and Covenants."

  • Extent: 1 item (2 p.)
  • Creator: Cowdery, Oliver
  • Call Number: MSS 1146
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Revelations must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1146; Revelations; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1146, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Mormon Church--Sacred books--History
Genre / Form
Drafts (Documents)
Title
Doctrine and Covenants--Manuscripts
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS1146
Finding Aid Title
Revelations
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-12-23T10:35-0700
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Oliver Cowdery (1806-1850) was a Mormon ecclesiastical leader, lawyer, and newspaper editor.

Oliver Cowdery was born October 3, 1806 in Wells, Vermont to William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. He took a position as a school teacher in Manchester, New York in 1829, where he met Joseph Smith. Later that year he helped with the translation the Book of Mormon in his role as scribe. He married Elizabeth Ann Whitmer (1815-1892) on December 18, 1832, and they had seven children. Cowdery was later excommunicated from the Church in 1838, and moved to Tiffin, Ohio where he practiced law and edited the local Democratic newspaper. However, in 1848 he returned to the Church and was rebaptized at Kanesville, Iowa on November 12th. Cowdery died on March 3, 1850 in Richmond, Missouri.



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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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