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Man who helped kill Mormon head in 1844 confessed in Mt. Airy

Man who helped kill Mormon head in 1844 confessed in Mt. Airy

Dates: approximately 1927

Typewritten account probably copied from a newspaper from the year 1927. The article states that Dr. H. K. Doyer "tells of getting confession from Corporal Bolton." Bolton "disclosed details of Crime on his Death Bed." The item states that Bolton was one of the men who shot the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith (1805-1844). The confession was suposedly given in 1898.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.) : 2 p.
  • Call Number: MSS 1200
  • 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 Man who helped kill Mormon head in 1844 confessed in Mt. Airy 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 1200; Man who helped kill Mormon head in 1844 confessed in Mt. Airy; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1200, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Mormon Church--Presidents--History
Genre / Form
Articles
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS1200
Finding Aid Title
Man who helped kill Mormon head in 1844 confessed in Mt. Airy
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Andrea Wyss
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-30T04:11-0600
Finding Aid Language
English


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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
ryan_lee@byu.edu