A glimpse of the spirit world

A glimpse of the spirit world

Dates: 1922

Photocopies of a holograph document. Washburn suffered the loss of three family members including his wife in 1921. Shortly thereafter he was taken ill with influenza, and his deceased wife came to visit him from the spirit world. She assured him she and all their dead children were productive and happy. Washburn relates what she said and what he saw of the spirit world.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.) : 6 p.
  • Creator: Washburn, James F.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1061
  • 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.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from A glimpse of the spirit world 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 SC 1061; A glimpse of the spirit world; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1061, LTPSC.
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Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Washburn family; Blanding (Utah)--History; Home and Family; Mormons--Utah--Blanding--Biography; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Reminiscences; Visions
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Glimpse of the spirit world
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Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-30T04:08-0600
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Biographical History

Mormon shop owner in Blanding, Utah.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts