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Whitmer, John 1802-1878

Overview
Works: 38 works in 53 publications in 1 language and 345 library holdings
Genres: Sacred books  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions  Controversial literature  Sources  Records and correspondence  Creeds  Photographs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: BX8623, 289.322
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Most widely held works about John Whitmer
 
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The Book of Mormon : an account written by the hand of Mormon upon plates taken from the plates of Nephi by Paul C Gutjahr( )
6 editions published between 1837 and 1840 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Late one night in 1823 Joseph Smith, Jr., was reportedly visited in his family's farmhouse in upstate New York by an angel named Moroni. According to Smith, Moroni told him of a buried stack of gold plates that were inscribed with a history of the Americas' ancient peoples, and which would restore the pure Gospel message as Jesus had delivered it to them. Thus began the unlikely career of the Book of Mormon, the founding text of the Mormon religion, and perhaps the most important sacred text ever to originate in the United States. Here Paul Gutjahr traces the life of this book as it has formed and fractured different strains of Mormonism and transformed religious expression around the world. Gutjahr looks at how the Book of Mormon emerged from the burned-over district of upstate New York, where revivalist preachers, missionaries, and spiritual entrepreneurs of every stripe vied for the loyalty of settlers desperate to scratch a living from the land. He examines how a book that has long been the subject of ridicule -- Mark Twain called it "chloroform in print"--Has more than 150 million copies in print in more than a hundred languages worldwide. Gutjahr shows how Smith's influential book launched one of the fastest growing new religions on the planet, and has featured in everything from comic books and action figures to feature-length films and an award-winning Broadway musical. - Publisher
An early Latter Day Saint history : the book of John Whitmer kept by commandment by John Whitmer( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Whitmer's history by John Whitmer( Book )
7 editions published between 1908 and 1980 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Assigned histories, 1831-1847 by Joseph Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A book of commandments for the government of the Church of Christ organized according to law on the 6th of April, 1830 by Joseph Smith( Book )
2 editions published between 1833 and 1926 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[The book of John Whitmer kept by commandment. by John Whitmer( Book )
2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last three chapters of John Whitmer's history of the church. Introductory notes by Jerald Tanner by John Whitmer( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Whitmer family papers and photographs ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Three items, as follows: 1) Civil War letter dated 13 September 1864, "Camp near St. Joseph, Missouri," written from A. [Alexander] Whitmer to his father, John. 1 pg. Writes that one boy has been discharged and that some of the boys are homesick; 2) Printed program for the "Sunday School and Religion Convention of the Far West District." St. Joseph, Missouri, Jan. 16-17, 1915; 3) Prints of 26 digitally scanned photographs relating to the Whitmer family. Most are unidentified except for a few surmises written in pencil by the curator. Includes what may be a picture of the John Whitmer home in Far West, Missouri
Land Patents by John Whitmer( )
2 editions published in 1838 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Two land patents, one for 40 acres and one for 160 acres of public land in Lexington District, Clay County, Missouri, issued by the U.S. General Land Office
John Whitmer letter by John Whitmer( )
1 edition published in 1837 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Handwritten and signed letter, dated 29 Aug. 1837, and addressed to the Mormon Church leaders, David Whitmer and Oliver Cowdery. Whitmer writes about the title to lands in Far West, Missouri. The sheet also includes a some of miscellaneous notes and scribblings from 1862. Also included is a typescript of the item
Letterbook by Oliver Cowdery( )
1 edition published in 1833 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Born in Wells, Vermont, son of William Cowdery, Jr. and Rebecca Fuller. Correspondence, 1833-1846, discusses L.D.S. Church government and doctrine; attitudes toward the Federal government; Missouri difficulties; education; appointments; travels; contacts with porminent Saints; personal affairs; disassociation from the Church; state government candidacies; and the Chandler mummies and papyrus purchased by Joseph Smith
Oliver Cowdery Letters, 1833-38, 1846 by Oliver Cowdery( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Correspondents include: Warren Cowdery, Ambrose Palmer, Samuel Bent, Horace Kingsbury, Elizabeth Ann Cowdery, William W. Phelps, John Gilbert, Lyman Cowdery, John Whitmer, J.G. Fosdick, Thankful Halsey, Elijah Fordham, John F. Boynton, John Bryan, William Kennon, R.M. Johnson, Martin Van Buren, William Fry, F. Wilbur. Also included is a letter from J.M. Carrel to R.M. Williams concerning the appointment of Oliver to the elected office of Postmaster
The book of John Whitmer kept by commdmt by John Whitmer( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
John Whitmer letter by John Whitmer( )
1 edition published in 1871 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Handwritten and signed letter, dated 1 March 1871, and addressed to "Dear Children." The item was written in Far West, Missouri. Whitmer wishes his children good health and extends an invitation to them to visit him. Also included are salutations from Whitmer's son, Jake Whitmer
John Whitmer letters received by John Whitmer( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Two handwritten and signed letters and a postcard. A. Whitmer writes to his father in 1864 complaining of the conditions of the Union Army, D. P. Whitmer writes to his uncle lamenting the death of his child, Harry G. Whitmer, in 1872, and a postcard announces the birth of a baby boy to members of the Whitmer family in 1916
John Whitmer letter by John Whitmer( )
1 edition published in 1871 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Handwritten and signed letter, dated 1 March 1871, and addressed to "Dear Children." The item was written in Far West, Missouri. Whitmer wishes his children good health and extends an invitation to them to visit him. Also included are salutations from Whitmer's son, Jake Whitmer
Joseph Smith collection ( )
in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chiefly photostats of letters and documents relating to Mormon leader Joseph Smith, from various repositories :
John Whitmer's history of the Church of the Latter Day Saints from 1831-1846 by John Whitmer( Book )
in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Whitmer letter by John Whitmer( )
1 edition published in 1837 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Handwritten and signed letter, dated 29 Aug. 1837, and addressed to the Mormon Church leaders, David Whitmer and Oliver Cowdery. Whitmer writes about the title to lands in Far West, Missouri. The sheet also includes a some miscellaneous notes and scribblings from 1862. Also included is a typescript of the item
 
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