First Presidency proclamation on temple work

First Presidency proclamation on temple work

Dates: approximately 1901-1910

Handwritten proclamation by the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, consisting of Joseph F. Smith, John R. Winder, and Anthon H. Lund, regarding instructions on various aspects of temple work. Includes instructions on who can receive a recommend for the "highest blessings" in the temple and for women being sealed to another man "whether she had lived with him or not." Includes the names of Ira N. Hinckley and John D.T. McAllister. Ira N. Hinckley was from Fillmore, Millard County, Utah. It appears to have been written by McAllister, and was possibly specifically for Hinckley. Includes typed transcription of item. Dated approximately 1901-1910.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. First Presidency
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1542
  • 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the First Presidency proclamation on temple work must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 1542; First Presidency proclamation on temple work; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1542, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Item was found in workroom with other materials left by David Whittaker upon his retirement in 2012. The call number was already assigned, but there was no documentation as to its provenance, and no accession record could be found for it.
Acquisition Information
Found; Ryan K. Lee; 2017.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Temple work (Mormon Church)
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Processing Information
Processed; Jace Packer, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2017
Appraisal Information
Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).
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First Presidency proclamation on temple work
Finding Aid Author
Jace Packer
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-02-09 15:38:59 -0700.
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Administrative History

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the governing body directing all the affairs of the church.

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was established in March 1832 in Kirtland, Ohio, and is now located in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was established by Joseph Smith, the Church's founder. The First Presidency consists of the President of the Church and usually two counselors chosen by himself. They are the governing body of the church and have dealt directly with affairs such as planning conferences and assemblies, temples, budgeting, auditing, and various other departments in the church.

Latter-day Saints believe their President to be God's chosen prophet for the Earth, and therefore all authority rests ultimately in him. At the death of the president, the First Presidency will dissolve, and a new President will be called; he will then select his own counselors and the First Presidency will once again be established.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts