Scope and Content

Chronological account of LDS history from Joseph Smith's birth in 1805 through 30 April 1880, covering presidential administrations of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young and part of administration of John Taylor.

Writing of this history was begun 11 June 1839, although earlier attempts had been made to write a history. Final entries were made circa December 1882. This history involved dozens of writers and scribes and includes information copied from correspondence, affidavits, books, maps, diaries, newspapers, and city, municipal, and church records.

Volumes 8-12 (1805-July 1843) are duplicates of volume 1-5 and part of volume 6, apparently having been prepared as security copy in case of loss or damage to original volumes.

Arrangement of Materials


69 v.

69 v.

Linear Feet

Use and Access

Open to research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description], Historian's Office history of the Church. Church History Library, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Historian's Office (1842?-1972)
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Open to research.
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69 v.
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