Elmer Ewing collection of Mormon letters

Elmer Ewing collection of Mormon letters

Dates: 1835-1884

Collection includes photocopies of correspondence collected by Elmer Ewing written by Mormon pioneers. Includes the letters of Temperance Bond Mack, Christeen Golden Kimball, and Nathan Calhoun Cheney describing their travels to Salt Lake City and other events in Mormon history. One letter by Cheney also includes a description of events surrounding the death of Joseph Smith.

  • Extent: 8 folders (0.20 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cheney, Nathan, 1811-1852. -- Ewing, Elmer, 1856-1948. -- Kimball, C. G. (Christeen Golden), 1823-1896. -- Mack, Temperance Bond, 1771-1850
  • Call Number: MSS 4142
  • 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
Location of Originals
Hopewell Library-Museum; Hopewell, N.J.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Elmer Ewing collection of Mormon letters 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 4142; Elmer Ewing collection of Mormon letters; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4142, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 2007.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 2007.
Related Material
See also the Pilgrimage of Temperance Mack papers (MSS SC 480).
Subject Terms
Cheney family--Correspondence; Kimball family--Correspondence; Mack family--Correspondence; Council Bluffs (Iowa)--History; Far West (Mo.)--History--Sources; Immigration and American Expansion; Material Types; Mormons--Correspondence; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History--19th century; Pioneers; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History--19th century
Genre / Form
Letters; Photocopies
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
Ewing (Elmer) collection of Mormon letters
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-05T04:21-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical note

Nathan Calhoun Cheney (1811-1852) was a Mormon pioneer and one of the settlers of Circleville, Utah.

Biographical note

Christeen Golden Kimball (1823-1896) was an early Mormon convert, and wife of Heber C. Kimball. She was born in Hopewell, New Jersey.

Biographical note

Temperance Bond Mack (1771-1850) was the a Mormon pioneer. She was the maternal aunt of Joseph Smith, and helped pioneer the area of Detroit and Pontiac, Michigan.

Biographical note

Elmer Ewing (1856-1948) was a mason in Hopewell, New Jersey.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts