Matthew Cowley letter

Matthew Cowley letter

Dates: 1932

Photocopy of a handwritten letter addressed to his sister, Laura, concerning the translation of Mormon scriptures into the Maori language. In 1917 Matthew Cowley helped revise the original translation of the Book of Mormon with the help of native Maori people. He went on to translate the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price.

  • Extent: 1 item (2 leaves)(0.04 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cowley, Matthew, 1897-1953
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1591
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th 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
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Matthew Cowley letter 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 1591; Matthew Cowley letter; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1591, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated for Matthew Cowley in 1979.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Matthew Cowley; 1979.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Apostles--Correspondence; Cowley, Matthew, 1897-1953--Correspondence; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Maori language; Mormon Church--Sacred books--Translating; Mormons--New Zealand--History
Genre / Form
Letters
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSSC1591
Finding Aid Title
Cowley (Matthew) letter
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-09T04:09-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical Sketch

Apostle in the Mormon Church, 1945-1953. He served in New Zealand as a missionary for the Mormon Church.



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