William Wines Phelps Papers
Collection of original correspondence and journal extracts written by William Wines (W.W.) Phelps and his family, giving an account of important events in the early history of the LDS Church in Kirtland and Missouri.
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- Curator Ryan Lee
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About the Collection
Collection contains original correspondence and journal extracts written by William Wines (W.W.) Phelps and his family between 1835 and 1865. He wrote the majority of the letters to his wife, Sally, in Clay County, Missouri, while he was in Kirtland, Ohio with members of the Mormon Church. The collection also contains some original letters from other family members, such as his wife and son, to Phelps. Many of the pages have just portions of letters and page numbering at the top, but they are not sequential. Letters from John Corrill to his wife Margaret are written on the back of some of Phelps’s letters. Dated 1835-1865.