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Basic Early Documents

Call Number: WA MSS 447, Series I

Scope and Contents

This subseries includes material, 1832-1855, related to the early life of James Jesse Strang as well as the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Church of Jesus Christ (Strangites).


  • 1832–1869

Language of Materials

From the Collection: In English.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: This collection is open for research.

James J. Strang's "Letter of Appointment": Restricted material. A reference surrogate has been substituted inBox 1, folder 4. For further information consult the appropriate curator.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: The James Jesse Strang Collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.


Arranged sequentially by numbers assigned in Dale L. Morgan, The Strang Manuscripts (1951).

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