William Law diary

William Law diary

Dates: 1844

Typewritten copy of a diary. The journal was kept from 1 Jan. to 28 June 1844 when Law was in Nauvoo, Illinois. Law writes about his excommunication from the Mormon Church, a visit from Hyrum Smith (1800-1844), and the operation of the Nauvoo Expositor newspaper. He also and gives his opinion of Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and comments on his death.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.02 linear ft.) : 14 p.
  • Creator: Law, William, 1809-1892
  • Call Number: MSS SC 2526
  • 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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Initial citation: MSS SC 2526; William Law diary; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 2526, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Apostles--History; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Illinois--Nauvoo--History; Smith, Hyrum, 1800-1844; Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; City and Town Life; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History; Social Life and Customs
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Nauvoo Expositor--History
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Law (William) diary
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-30T04:10-0600
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Biographical note

Mormon Church leader who served as second counselor in the first presidency of the Mormon Church under the first president of that faith, Joseph Smith (1805-1844).

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