John Murdock journal and autobiography

John Murdock journal and autobiography

Dates: 1830-1867

Materials include two copies of the typescript of an autobiography covering, 1792-1867, and journals, 1830-1859. Murdock was a Campbellite who joined the Mormon Church in 1830. He lived with Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the Mormon prophet, in 1833 and participated in "Zion's Camp" in 1834. He lived in Kirtland, Ohio; Nauvoo, Illinois; and Lehi, Utah and was in Missouri during the persecution of Mormons in that state.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.2 linear ft.) : (123 p.)
  • Creator: Murdock, John, 1792-1871
  • Call Number: MSS SC 997
  • 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 John Murdock journal and autobiography 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 997; John Murdock journal and autobiography; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 997, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Church Archives in 1978.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Church Archives; 1978.
Subject Terms
Mormons--Missouri--Biography; Mormon pioneers--Biography; Mormons--Utah--Lehi--Biography; Mormons--Illinois--Nauvoo--Biography; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History; Lehi (Utah)--History; Overland Journeys to the Western United States; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormons--Persecutions--Missouri--History--19th century; Kirtland (Ohio)--History; Zion's Camp (Expedition) (1834)--Personal narratives; Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; Murdock, John, 1792-1871--Diaries
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Murdock (John) journal and autobiography
Finding Aid Author
Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-03-29 13:15:10 -0600.
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Biographical History

Mormon pioneer and Mormon Church bishop and missionary.

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