Scope and Content

Sundry papers relating to Heber C. Kimball and his family that were in the possession of Spencer W. Kimball.

Folder 1 contains Heber C. Kimball's 1842 bond for sale of land in Nauvoo to Samuel Parker; Kimball's 1844 deed for sale of land in Nauvoo to Margaret Simpson, recorded by clerk William Clayton for Joseph Smith as Nauvoo city recorder; blessings of children David Kimball and Helen Kimball at Winter Quarters in February 1847 recorded by Willard Richards; and Kimball's 1847 letter of instructions to his son William Kimball and Daniel Davis. Also includes Kimball's 1859 blessing of Daniel Davis recorded by Thomas Bullock; George D. Watt's report of Kimball's remarks on 7 August 1859; and 1867 invitations for Kimball to attend parties at the Social Hall.

Folders 2-3 contain a few papers of Kimball's daughter Helen Mar Kimball Whitney and her husband, Horace K. Whitney, including her 1843 blessing by her father recorded by William Clayton; Horace K. Whitney's 1868 admit to theological lectures; and some later financial papers.

Folder 4 contains Ann Alice Kimball's journal, circa 1869-1879, that contains record of her children and her ancestry, and includes brief information about her father, William Gheen, and their family's conversion to the Church in Pennsylvania and settlement in Nauvoo, Illinois.

Folder 5 contains an edited copy of Heber C. Kimball's 1840 publication of his mission journal.

The following printed items were transferred to the Library: (1) The Second General Epistle of the Presidency, 12 October 1849; and (2) Lyman O. Littlefield's 13 August 1854 letter to the Sixth Quorum of the Seventies.

Arrangement of Materials


5 folders

5 folders

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Use and Access

Open to research.

Copyright expired.

Preferred Citation

[Item description], Heber C. Kimball family collection. Church History Library, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah

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