Athalia Robinson affidavit

Athalia Robinson affidavit

Dates: 1904

Handwritten, signed, and notarized affidavit. Also included is a typewritten copy of the same item also signed and notarized. Athalia swears that she was present when her father, Sidney Rigdon (1793-1876), first saw a copy of the Book of Mormon and affirms that he was not the author of it.

  • Extent: 1 item
  • Creator: Robinson, Athalia
  • Call Number: MSS SC 2065
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • 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 Athalia Robinson affidavit 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 2065; Athalia Robinson affidavit; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 2065, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Doug R. Benson in 1983.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Doug R. Benson; 1983.
Subject Terms
Rigdon, Sidney, 1793-1876; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Mormons--Ohio--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Book of Mormon--Authorship
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
Finding Aid Title
Robinson (Athalia) affidavit
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:27-0600
Finding Aid Language
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Biographical History

Daughter of the Mormon Church leader, Sidney Rigdon (1793-1876).

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts