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John W. Rigdon was the son of Sidney Rigdon (1793-1876), an important figure in the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The John W. Rigdon papers (1906) consist of a lecture written by Rigdon on the early history of the LDS Church. It is a reminiscent history of the Mormons, centered around the narrator's father, Sidney Rigdon. Rigdon describes events in Nauvoo and asserts that his father did not write the Book of Mormon.
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Initial Citation: John W. Rigdon papers, Ms 354, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Following Citations:Ms 354.