John Whitmer letter

John Whitmer letter

Dates: 1837

Handwritten and signed letter, dated 29 Aug. 1837, and addressed to the Mormon Church leaders, David Whitmer and Oliver Cowdery. Whitmer writes about the title to lands in Far West, Missouri. The sheet also includes a some miscellaneous notes and scribblings from 1862. Also included is a typescript of the item.

  • Extent: 2 items (2 p.)
  • Creator: Whitmer, John, 1802-1878
  • Call Number: MSS 1215
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: The original copy of the letter is in the Yale University Library, and permission to rerint or quote any part of the item must be obtained.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Letter 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 1215; Letter; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1215, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Cowdery, Oliver; Whitmer, David, 1805-1888; Correspondence; Far West (Mo.)--History--Sources; Material Types; Mormon Church--Apostles; Mormons--Missouri--Far West--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Whitmer (John) letter
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-10-25T12:44-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Mormon Church leader and one of the original "Eight Witnesses" to the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.

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