Mormon War Papers

Mormon War Papers

Dates: 1838-1841

Microfilmed copies of original joint legislative committee journals (1838-1839), legislative proceedings (1838-1841), correspondence and orders (1838-1839), evidence given at the court of inquiry held in November 1838 to investigate Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and others for high treason, and certificates dealing with indictments against Mormons (1841) pertaining to the Mormon disturbances in Missouri (1838-1841). The film is 16 mm. and 35 mm. and is photonegative.

  • Extent: 16 microfilm reels (1600 ft.)
  • Call Number: MSS FM 7
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Location of Originals
Material specified: Mormon War Papers. Missouri State Archives 1001 Industrial Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65102.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Mormon War Papers 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 FM 7; Mormon War Papers; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS FM 7, LTPSC.
Other Finding Aids
Finding aid, which includes a name index, available in repository.
Subject Terms
Avord, Sampson; Boggs, Lillburn W., 1792-1860; Lucas, S. D. (Samuel D.); Missouri. Militia--History; Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; Missouri--History; Missouri--Politics and government--To 1865; Mormon Church--Missouri--History; Mormons--Missouri--History; Mormons--Persecutions--Missouri--History
Genre / Form
Actions and defenses; Certificates; Diaries; Letters; Testimonies
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Mormon War Papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy Brimhall
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-24T04:16-0700

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts