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    Heber C. Kimball collection, 1837-1898 (bulk 1837-1865)
    Call Number:
    MS 12476
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    Contains correspondence with his wife Vilate and other family members and a few miscellaneous papers.

    Letters from Vilate Kimball dated 1837 and 1838 tell of events in Kirtland, Ohio, and refer to Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, Martin Harris, and members of the Twelve Apostles, and letter dated 1840 tells about activities in Commerce [Nauvoo] and Joseph Smith. Letters from Heber C. Kimball tell of his activities in Far West in April 1838, his travel to England and missionary activities there between 1840 and 1841, later missionary travels, and journey west in April 1847. Also included are letters exchanged with Kimball and Murray family members relative to religion and plural marriage. Some poetry and a fragment of an autobiographical sketch by Vilate Kimball are also included. Includes typescript transcriptions by Edyth J. Romney.

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