The Prospect of Ready Access: Annals of the Apostles, 1835-1951 (CD)

2015. CD. Reg. $75.00. Historians of Mormonism have long benefitted from the directive that "there shall be a record kept." Mormons have been a journal-keeping, letter-writing and minute-recording people since then and the resultant wealth of sources is a fertile field for the prospective researcher. However, some of the records pertaining to the highest echelons of Mormon leadership have been difficult to access. This collection of primary sources presents diary excerpts, correspondence and, significantly, meeting minutes involving the First Presidency and Quorum of the 12 (covering-with a few exceptions giving context-the period from 1835 to 1961) that are crucial in analyzing the complex and fascinating course of Mormon history. Taken from a variety of places-Journal History, Selected Collections from the Archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, papers amassed by various scholars (such as Leonard Arrington and Michael Quinn)-these records portray a growing church, the interplay of strong personalities among LDS authorities and trial-and-error policy decisions. 3321pp. 4 PDF files.

--The Nauvoo Diaries of William Clayton, 1842-1846, Abridged (marked to indicate what material what is unique to this edition and not contained in An Intimate Chronicle)
--The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945 Abridged
--The Diaries of J. Reuben Clark, 1933-1961, Abridged
--Appendix 1: The Diaries of Stephen L Richards, 1951-1954, Abridged
--Appendix 2: The Diaries of Marion G. Romney, 1941-1961, Abridged
--Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 1835-1951
--Appendix 1: Minutes of the Seventies, 1837-1933, Excerpts
--Appendix 2: "Reminiscences" by Franklin S. Richards
--Appendix 3: Excerpts from the Disciplinary Proceedings of the Salt Lake Stake High Council, 1884-1893
--Appendix 4: The "Extraordinary" Case of Hunsaker vs. Hunsaker, 1893-1895
--Appendix 5: The 1897 Trial of Moses Thatcher before the Salt Lake Stake High Council
--Appendix 6: "President Lorenzo Snow" and "President Joseph F. Smith," by Franklin S. Richards
--Appendix 7: The Salt Lake Stake High Council and Post-1904 Plural Marriage: Minutes of Meetings, 1909-1914
--Appendix 8: The Reinstatements of Matthias F. Cowley and John W. Taylor

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