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P. J. Sanders and J. F. Curtis debate transcripts

P. J. Sanders and J. F. Curtis debate transcripts

Dates: 1908

The debates between Peter James Sanders of the Mormon Church and James Frank Curtis of the Reorganized Mormon Church were held 4-7 Aug. 1908 in the Murray Opera House in Murray, Utah. The collection includes transcripts of the debates and biographical information regarding Sanders and Curtis. The issues covered in the debates include the succession in the leadership of the Mormon Church following the death of Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the first president of the Mormon Church, and Mormon doctinal issues including: priesthood authority, polygamy, and the plurality of Gods.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Bay, William M.. -- Curtis, J. F. (James Franklin), 1875-1966. -- Sanders, P. J. (Peter James), b. 1871
  • Call Number: MSS 2018
  • 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: Originals restricted. Photocopies for patron use.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Debate transcripts 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 2018; P. J. Sanders and J. F. Curtis debate transcripts; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2018, LTPSC.
Custodial History
The transcription of the Peter James Sanders and James Frank Curtis debates was produced from stenographic notes taken by Willima M. Bay. The collection remained in the possession of the Sanders family until Clyde James Hayes, a grandson of Peter James Sanders, donated it to BYU Special Collections and Manuscripts on 4 Oct. 1996.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Clyde James Hayes; 1996.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2018.xml
Subject Terms
Briggs, Jason W., b. 1821; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Clergy--Appointment, call, and election; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Presidents; Marks, William, 1792-1872; Murray Opera House (Murray, Utah); Nauvoo Temple (Nauvoo, Ill. : 1841-1850); Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Smith, Joseph F. (Joseph Fielding), 1838-1918; Smith, Joseph, III, 1832-1914; Smith, William, 1811-1893; Wight, Lyman; Young, Brigham, 1801-1877; Baptism for the dead; Religion; Pariarchs (Mormon theology); Presidents--Succession
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Sanders(P. J. and J. F. Curtis) debate transcripts
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-24T04:11-0700
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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts