B. H. Roberts papers, 1825-1976  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Roberts, B. H. (Brigham Henry), 1857-1933
Title
B. H. Roberts papers
Dates
1825-1976 (inclusive)
Quantity
10 linear feet
Collection Number
Ms0106
Summary
The B. H. Roberts papers (1825-1976) consist of an autobiography of Roberts, genealogical information, journals, correspondence, scrapbooks, poems, speeches, commentaries on religious subjects, L. D. S. missionary materials, articles, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, and books. The significance of these papers is manifested in Roberts' discussion of church-state relations the multi-volume history of the L.D. S. church, the investigation of the scriptural origins of the Mormon faith, the reflections upon and analysis of theological and philosophical topics, and the formulation of the church's missionary pedagogy.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Brigham Henry Roberts was born on 13 March 1857 in Warrington, Lancashire, England. He emigrated to the United States arriving in Salt Lake City in October 1866. A year later Roberts was baptized into the LDS Church. Between 1871 and 1874, B. H. labored at the Dry Canyon Mine after which he resided in Centerville for three years learning to be a blacksmith. In the autumn of 1877 Roberts enrolled at the University of Deseret and completed the two-year course in one year, graduating at the head of his class. A few months later B. H. married Sarah Louisa Smith, the first of his three polygamous marriages. Following graduation B. H. taught school. In early 1880 Roberts was called on his first mission which was known as the Southern States Mission. Prior to his release from his duties in 1882, he was appointed as the president of the Tennessee Conference of the Southern States Mission.

Roberts commenced his career in the world of journalism when he became the associate editor the of the "Salt Lake Herald" in 1886. Before the end of the year B. H. was arrested and charged with unlawful cohabitation. After posting bail, the L.D.S. church sent him on a mission to England thus assisting him in evading the law. For the next two years Roberts continued his journalistic endeavors working as assistant editor of the "Millenial Star". Upon the completion of his second missionary stint in 1888, B. H. was selected to serve as one of seven members of the First Council of the Seventy, a membership in which he maintained for forty-five years. In 1924 he was promoted to the post of senior president of the First Council of the Seventy. During his third term of missionary service when he presided over the church's Eastern States Mission (1922-1927), Roberts established the first missionary training school. As a pedagogical leader in the Mormon church, B. H. strove to create a curriculum which would instruct the students how to use tracting, preaching, and extemporaneous speaking in their efforts to persuade Gentiles to join the LDS church. He also was very interested in identifying what should be the prerequisite qualifications and personal attributes necessary for all would-be missionaries. Boxes 10 and 21. An additional part of his exemplary service to the LDS church was related to his involvement in the church's Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association. Roberts was a member of the Committee of Control, chaired the Committee on Vocations and Industries, and in 1916 wrote "The Church as an Organization for Social Service".

During the process of the Utah territory becoming a state, Roberts participated actively in Utah politics as a prominent member of the Democratic Party. Subsequent to serving a delegate to the Utah State Constitutional Convention in 1894, B. H. was chosen to be the party's candidate for membership in the United States House of Representatives. Losing the 1895 election, he complained that the pro-Republican LDS Church general authorities had contributed significantly to his defeat when they openly criticized him for not obtaining their approval. The leadership's rationale for this position was to prevent church officials seeking political office from failing to carry out their assigned responsibilities. Thus began a long personal and partisan conflict between Roberts, the Council of Twelve Apostles, and President Heber J. Grant. B.H. frequently contended that the LDS church improperly interfered in Utah politics and alleged that the church dominated state government in violation of prescriptions found in the church's "Doctrine and Covenants". In 1898 Roberts was elected to serve in the United States House of Representatives, but because of anti-Mormon sentiment, his 1889 conviction of the charge of unlawful cohabitation for which he served five months in a federal penitentiary, and his openly polygamous lifestyle, the U.S. House of Representatives nullified his election. Box 8.

Roberts was an avid reader of a panoply of religious and secular subjects and possessing an inquisitive mind, he was willing to study topics which challenged his well-established belief system. A prolific author, B. H. published numerous books, pamphlets, and articles, the bulk of which appeared in the years of 1888-1909. An Assistant Church Historian (1902-1933), Roberts concentrated many of his works upon the history of the Mormon religion. B. H.'s publications included a biography of President John Taylor, a multi-volume history of the LDS church, the travails which the Mormons encountered in Nauvoo and Missouri, and theological discourses. Boxes 11-14 and 21. Some of his scholarly labors were not published during his lifetime. Two such manuscripts were by-products of Roberts' investigation of the historicity of the Book of Mormon. They were entitled "A Book of Mormon Difficulties: A Study" and "A Book of Mormon Study". Boxes 16 and 18-19. B. H. commenced his research on the origins of the Book of Mormon in 1921 and reported his January 1922 findings to President Heber J. Grant and the Council of Twelve. When four and one-half months later Roberts was appointed as President of the Eastern States Mission, he decided to withhold the submission of a second report to the General Authorities which included more problems related to the question of the Book of Mormon's authenticity. In 1927 B. H. sent Richard R. Lyman a copy of some comparisons between the Book of Mormon and Ethan Smith's "View of the Hebrews" (Box 17) the latter of which predated the former by seven years, was published in Vermont, and was widely available throughout New York and New England. Roberts informed Lyman that these materials called "A Parallel" represented less than one fourth of the total number of similarities which he had uncovered.

Roberts died on 27 September 1933 in Salt Lake City.

(Roger V. Paxton composed the biographical sketch and the scope and content note.)

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The B. H. Roberts papers (1825-1976) consist of an autobiography of Roberts, genealogical information, journals, correspondence, scrapbooks, poems, speeches, commentaries on religious subjects, L. D. S. missionary materials, articles, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, and books. The significance of these papers is manifested in Roberts' discussions of church-state relations (box 8), the multi-volume history of the L. D. S. church (boxes 12-14), the investigation of the scriptural origins of the Mormon faith (boxes 16-19), the reflections upon and analysis of theological and philosophical topics (box 20), and the formulation of the church's missionary pedagogy (box 21).

The following books and bound pamphlets are located in the safe: 1) 1830 edition of the Book of Mormon, 2) 1825 edition of Ethan Smith's View of the Hebrews, 3) 1884 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants, 4) Strang pamphlets, including letters of Joseph Smith to James Strang and Winfield Watson to B. H. Roberts, and 5) 1832 copy of The Camp-Meeting Hymn Book.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the B. H. Roberts papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: B. H. Roberts papers, MS 0106, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: MS 0106.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

I:  Personal, 1855-1976Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Autobiographical and Genealogical Materials
1855-1976
Box Folder
1 1-2
"Life Story of B. H. Roberts" Parts 1-2
1 3
Typescript Copy of the "Life Story of B.H. Roberts"
1 4
Letter of Sterling M. McMurrin Concerning the Authenticity of the Life Story of B. H. Roberts
1976
1 5
Autobiographical Materials
1 6
Genealogical Materials: Almanack for 1855
1855
1 7
Certificate of Citizenship
1882
1 8
Missionary Certificate
1886
1 9
Genealogical Materials: Record of Temple Work
1869-1930
1 10
Copy of Record of Temple Work
1869-1930
1 11
Patriarchal Blessings
1875-1902
1 12
Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association Materials
1912-1913
1 13
Identification Card
1 14
World Fellowship of Faith Program Materials
1933
1 15
Copies of World Fellowship of Faith Program Materials
1933
Diary and Journals
1882-1894
Box Folder
2 1
Diary: Tennessee
1882-1883
2 2
Journal
1884-1885
2 3
Journal
1886-1887
2 4
Journal
1890-1893
2 5
Journal
1894
2 6
Copy of Diary
1882-1883
2 7
Copy of Journal
1884-1885
2 8
Copy of Journal
1886-1887
2 9
Copy of Journal
1890-1893
Family Biographical Materials
1862-1934
Box Folder
3 1
Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company Promissory Note and Receipts
1862-1880
3 2
Copy of Emigrating Fund Promissory Note and Receipts
1862-1880
3 3
Correspondence: Celia Roberts to Her Grandmother
1891-1892
3 4
Copy of Correspondence: Celia Roberts to Her Grandmother
1891-1892
3 5
Georgia Roberts Livingston: "Life Story of Celia Dibble Roberts"
3 6
Biographical Sketch: Ann Reed Everington
1934
3 7
"The Life Story of Ann Reed Everington"
3 8
Newspaper Clippings
1908-1909
3 9
Obituaries
1910-1931
3 10
Obituaries of B. H. Roberts
1933
3 11
Tributes to B. H. Roberts
1920-1933
3 12
Levi Edgar Young: "President Brigham H. Roberts"
1933
3 13
Adah Roberts Naylor: "An Immigrant Mother and Her Son"
1934

II:  Correspondence, 1877-1965Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
Correspondence: B. H. Roberts to His Mother
1877-1882
4 2
Copies of Correspondence with His Mother
1877-1882
4 3
Correspondence: B. H. Roberts to His Mother
1883-1885
4 4
Copies of Correspondence with His Mother
1883-1885
4 5
Correspondence: B. H. Roberts to His Mother
1886-1888
4 6
Copies of Correspondence with His Mother
1886-1888
4 7
Correspondence: B. H. Roberts to His Mother
1889-1906
4 8
Copies of Correspondence with His Mother
1889-1906
4 9
Correspondence: B. H. Roberts to His Mother
Letter is entitled ""God's Herald of the Resurrection--Woman".
1906
4 10
Copy of Correspondence with His Mother
1906
4 11
Correspondence: B. H. Roberts to His Father
1895-1918
4 12
Copies of Correspondence with His Father
1895-1918
4 13
Correspondence: B. H. Roberts to His Wife, Sarah Louisa Smith Roberts
1880-1896
4 14
Copies of Correspondence with His Wife, Sarah Louisa Smith Roberts
1880-1896
4 15
Correspondence: B. H. Roberts to His Sister, Polly Day
1914
4 16
Copy of Correspondence with His Sister, Polly Day
1914
4 17
Correspondence: B. H. Roberts to His Daughter, Georgia Roberts
1922-1927
4 18
Copies of Correspondence with His Daughter, Georgia Roberts
1922-1927
4 19
Correspondence: John Morgan to B. H. Roberts
1888
4 20
Copy of Correspondence: John Morgan to B. H. Roberts
1888
4 21
Correspondence: B. H. Roberts to Moses Thatcher
1896
4 22
Copy of Correspondence: B. H. Roberts to MosesThatcher
1896
4 23
Correspondence: Emmeline B. Wells
1910
4 24
Copy of Correspondence: Emmeline B. Wells
1910
4 25
Correspondence: John R. Richardson
1912
4 26
Correspondence: A. Ezra Gull
1922
4 27
Correspondence: Heber J. Grant
1912
4 28
Copies of Correspondence: Heber J. Grant
1912
4 29
Correspondence: Nicholas G. Morgan
1917
4 30
Copy of Correspondence: Nicholas G. Morgan
1917
4 31
Correspondence: Deseret Book Company
!927-1933
4 32
Copies of Correspondence with Deseret Book Company
1927-1933
4 33
Correspondence: Bernard Moses
1931
4 34
Copies of Correspondence with Bernard Moses
1931
4 35
Correspondence: James E. Talmage
1933
4 36
Copies of Correspondence with James E. Talmage
1933
4 37
Correspondence
1911-1965
Correspondence: Isaac K. Russell
1912-1922
Box Folder
5 1
Letter: Isaac Russell to Bishop Spalding
1912
5 2
Copy of Isaac Russell's Letter to Bishop Spalding
1912
5 3
Correspondence: Isaac Russell
1920
5 4
Copy of Correspondence with Isaac Russell
1920
5 5
Correspondence: Isaac Russell to Heber J. Grant
1920
5 6
Correspondence: Heber J. Grant to Isaac Russell
1920
5 7
Copies of Correspondence: Heber J. Grant to Isaac Russell
1920
5 8
Correspondence: John A. Widtsoe to Isaac Russell
1920
5 9
Copy of Correspondence: John A. Widtsoe to Isaac Russell
1920
5 10
Correspondence: Isaac Russell
1921-1922
5 11
Copies of Correspondence with Isaac Russell
1921-1922
5 12
Correspondence: Isaac Russell to Heber J. Grant
1922
5 13
Isaac K. Russell's Rocky Mountain Bear Story

III:  Scrapbooks and NotesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1
Scrapbook and John Taylor's Correspondence
1871-1889
6 2
Poetry: "Reflections Inspired by Once More Standing on the Banks of the Missouri River"
1880
6 3
Copy of Roberts' Poem re Reflections on the Missouri River
1880
6 4
Scrapbook: Newspaper Clippings
1894-1899
6 5
Song: "Many Happy Returns of the Day"
1924
6 6
Copy of "Many Happy Returns of the Day"
1924
6 7
Subject Record and General Notes
6 8
Copy of Subject Record and General Notes
6 9
Thought Book
6 10
Copy of Thought Book
6 11
"Notes on Lindbergh"
6 12
Assorted Materials
1901-1933
6 13
H. Michael Marquardt's Recommendations for Documents of B. H. Roberts
1977
7
Newspaper Clippings: Congressional Controversy
1898
The L.D.S. Church and Utah Politics
1898-1928
Box Folder
8 1
Document: Certificate of Election to the U.S. House of Representatives
1898
8 2
Copy of Certificate of Election to the U.S. House of Representatives
1898
8 3
Document: Brief on Demurrer in Roberts' Case
1899
8 4
Copy of Brief on Demurrer
1899
8 5
Telegram
1899
8 6
Correspondence: B. H. Roberts to Richard R. Lyman
1908
8 7
Copy of Correspondence with Richard Lyman
1908
8 8
Correspondence: Charles W. Nibley to B. H. Roberts
1908
8 9
Copy of Nibley's Correspondence
1908
8 10
Correspondence: B. H. Roberts to Charles Nibley
1908
8 11
Copy of Roberts' Correspondence
1908
8 12
Correspondence: B. H. Roberts to Francis M. Lyman and the Council of Twelve
1909
8 13
Copy of Roberts' Correspondence
1909
8 14
Correspondence: Matthew F. Cowley to B. H. Roberts
1910
8 15
Copy of Cowley's Correspondence
1910
8 16
"Doctrine of the Church Respecting Earthly Governments--The Relations of Church and State"
8 17
Copy of "Doctrine of the Church Respecting Earthly Governments"
8 18
"Respecting the Relations of the Church to the State and the Use of What is Commonly Called 'Church Influence' in Politics"
8 19
Copy of "Respecting the Relations of the Church to the State"
8 20
"Mormon Church Influence in Utah Politics"
8 21
Copy of "Mormon Church Influence in Utah Politics"
8 22
"The Union of Church and State--The Domination of the State by the Church"
1907
8 23
Copy of "The Union of Church and State"
1907
8 24
Announcement of Roberts' Withdrawing His Candidacy for Governor of Utah
8 25
Copy of Roberts' Announcement Withdrawing His Candidacy for Governor of Utah
8 26
Reed Smoot, L.D.S. Church, and Polygamy Materials
8 27
Copy of Reed Smoot, L.D.S. Church, and Polygamy Materials
8 28
Senator Reed Smoot's Speech in Provo
1914
8 29
Copy of Reed Smoot's Speech in Provo
1914
8 30
Speech Related to the Senatorial and Congressional Campaigns
1914
8 31
Copy of Speech Related to the Senatorial and Congressional Campaigns
1914
8 32
"Senator Reed Smoot's Slander of Prersident Wilson"
1916
8 33
Copy of Roberts' Response to Smoot's Speech
1916
8 34
Speech Delivered at the Jefferson Day Banquet
1916
8 35
Copy of Jefferson Day Banquet Speech
1916
8 36
Speech Introducing William Jennings Bryan
1916
8 37
Copy of Speech Introducing William Jennings Bryan
1916
8 38
Correspondence: George E. Hill to B. H. Roberts
1928
8 39
Copies of Hill's Correspondence
1928
8 40
Correspondence: George H. Dern to B. H. Roberts
1928
8 41
Copy of Dern's Correspondence
1928
World War I and Military Service
1914-1933
Box Folder
9 1
Newspaper Clippings
1914-1920
9 2
"God and the World War of 1914"
1914-1915
9 3
Copies of "God and the World War of 1914"
1914-1915
9 4
"Agnostic View of God in the War"
1916
9 5
Copies of "Agnostic View of God in the War"
1916
9 6
"Christianity and the War"
1916
9 7
Copy of "Christianity and the War"
1916
9 8
Address: "The Great World Controversy"
1917
9 9
"Native Land An American War Song"
1917
9 10
Copy of "Native Land An American War Song"
1917
9 11
"My Reasons for Enlistment"
1917
9 12
Copy of "My Reasons for Enlistment"
1917
9 13
World War I Pamphlets
1917-1919
9 14
Copies of World War I Pamphlets
1917-1919
9 15
"A World Wide Application of the Monroe Doctrine, the Purpose of the Present World War"
9 16
B. H. Roberts' Chaplain Journal
1918
9 17
Copy of Roberts' Chaplain Journal
1918
9 18
Correspondence: J. J. McClellan
1918
9 19
Speech: "The Men Who Died of Spanish Influenza in the Camp of the 145th F. A."
1918
9 20
Copy of Roberts' Speech on Influenza Deaths
1918
9 21
Speech: Chaplain Roberts at Memorial Services
1918
9 22
Copy of Chaplain Roberts' Speech at Memorial Services
1918
9 23
Honorable Discharge Papers
1919
9 24
Copy of Honorable Discharge Papers
1919
9 25
World War I Casualty Losses
1919
9 26
"Defense of Peace Treaty"
1919
9 27
Copy of "Defense of Peace Treaty"
1919
9 28
Address: Unveiling of the Mormon Battalion Monument
1927
9 29
Program of the Dedication Services of the Monument to the Dead of the 145th U.S. Field Artillery
1927
9 30
Newspaper Clippings
1927-1933
9 31
Address: "A Plea for the Ultimate Abolishment of War"
1928
9 32
Armistice Day Sermon
1930
9 33
Address: "If Only America Is True to Itself!"
1930
9 34
Correspondence: Veterans Administration
1931
9 35
Copies of Correspondence with the Veterans Administration
1931
9 36
Agreement: Lewis A. Ramsey and B. H. Roberts
1933
9 37
Copy of Ramsey-Roberts Agreement
1933
Notes, Commentary, and Missionary Materials
1922-1935
Box Folder
10 1
Bible Companion: Miscellaneous Notes
10 2
Notes and Commentary: Religious Subjects Part I
10 3
Notes and Commentary: Religious Subjects Part II
10 4
Notes and Commentary: Religious Subjects Part III
10 5
Notes and Commentary: Religious Subjects Part IV
10 6
Personal Scriptural Reference Book
10 7
A Brief Series of Subjects on Fundamentals of the Gospel
10 8
Notes on Mormon History in the 1850s
10 9
Why Mormonism? and the Needed Qualifications of a Missionary
10 10
"A New Outlook upon Mormonism"
10 11
Eastern States Mission Materials
1922
10 12
Correspondence: Birthday Greetings
1923
10 13
Cumorah Conference Materials
1923
10 14
Correspondence: Eastern States Mission
1924-1935
Published Works
1900-1932
Box Folder
11 1
"The Missouri Persecutions" and "The Rise and Fall of Nauvoo"
1900
11 2
"The 'Falling Away' or the World's Loss of the Christian Religion and Church"
1931
11 3
"Rasha, the Jew"
1932
11 4
"Prophecy and Its Fulfillment"
1920
11 5
"The Larger Vision of Zion"
11 6
"The Lord's Day"
11 7
"The Second Coming of the Messiah"
11 8
Manuscript: "Economic Aspects of the Career of the Mormons-the New York-Ohio Period"
11 9
Copyright Documents
1907-1908
Box
12
History of the Mormon Church: Volumes I-II
1909-1911
13
History of the Mormon Church: Volumes IV-V
1913-1914
14
History of the Mormon Church: Volume VI
1914-1915
Book of Mormon: Roberts' Notations
1830-1927
Box Folder
15 1-6
Book of Mormon: Roberts' Notations: Parts I-VI
Stan Larson transcribed Roberts' notations from Roberts' copy of the first edition.
1830
15 7
Facsimiles from the Book of Abraham
15 8
Book of Mormon Notes
1911
15 9
B. H. Roberts: "Analysis of the Book of Mormon"
15 10
Autobiographical Material: "Joseph Smith's Account of the Origin of 'Mormonisn'"
15 11
Alexander Campbell: Delusions: An Analysis of the Book of Mormon"
1832
15 12
J. M. Sjodahl: "Book of Mormon Facts"
1922
15 13
Anthony W. Ivins: "The Book of Mormon Bears Witness of Christ"
1927
"Book of Mormon Difficulties. A Study": Correspondence and Manuscript
1921-1927
Box Folder
16 1
Correspondence: William E. Riter and James E. Talmage
1921
16 2
Copies of Correspondence: William E. Riter and James E. Talmage
1921
16 3
Correspondence: William E. Riter
Includes Book of Mormon questions which Mr. Couch submitted to Riter.
1921-1922
16 4
Copies of Riter's Correspondence
1921-1922
16 5
Correspondence: George W. Middleton
1921
16 6
Copy of Correspondence: George W. Middleton
1921
16 7
Correspondence: R. V. Chamberlin
1921
16 8
Copy of Correspondence: R. V. Chamberlin
1921
16 9
Correspondence: B. H. Roberts to Heber J. Grant and Counsellors
1921
16 10
Copy of Correspondence to Heber J. Grant and Counsellors
1921
16 11
Correspondence: Heber J. Grant and Council of Twelve Apostles
1922-1923
16 12
Copies of Correspondence with Heber J. Grant and Council of Twelve Apostles
1922-1923
16 13
Correspondence: Richard R. Lyman
Includes a copy of Roberts' comparison of passages in the Book of Mormon and in Ethan Smith's "View of the Hebrews".
1927
16 14
Copy of Correspondence with Richard R. Lyman
1927
16 15
"Book of Mormon Difficulties. A Study"--Chapter I Linguistics
16 16
Copy of "Book of Mormon Difficulties. A Study"--Chapter I Linguistics
16 17
"Book of Mormon Difficulties. A Study"--Chapter II
16 18
Copy of "Book of Mormon Difficulties. A Study"--Chapter II
16 19
"Book of Mormon Difficulties. A Study"--Chapter III The Question of the Origin of Native American Races and Their Culture
16 20
"Book of Mormon Difficulties. A Study"--Chapter III The Question of the Origin of Native American Races and Their Culture
16 21
"Book of Mormon Difficulties. A Study"--Chapters I-III
Ethan Smith's "View of the Hebrews"
1825-1973
Box Folder
17 1-7
Ethan Smith" "View of the Hebrews or The Tribes of Israel in America"--Table of Contents, Chapters I-IV, Conclusion, and Appendix
Second edition. The first edition was published in 1823.
1825
17 8
Copy of "A Parallel: Book of Mormon 1830 and View of the Hebrews 1823-1825"
17 9
Roberts' Comments re "Numerous and Startling Points of Resemblance and Suggestive Contact-A View of the Hebrews and the Book of Mormon"
17 10
Copy of Roberts' Comments re Numerous Points of Resemblance and Suggestive Contact between the View of the Hebrews and the Book of Mormon
17 11
Roberts' Notes on "View of the Hebrews"
17 12
M. D. C. Crawford: "The Master Weavers of the Desert Empire"
1916
17 13
Notes: Relationship of American Aborigines and Pacific Islanders
17 14
Notes from Josiah Priest's "Wonders of Nature and Providence"
1826
17 15
Assorted Materials
17 16
Correspondence: Heber Holt to Grant Ivins
1973
Manuscript: "A Book of Momon Study"
Box Folder
18 1
Chapter I : "Literature Available to Joseph Smith as a Ground-Plan for the Book of Mormon
18 2
Chapter II: Ethan Smith's Book, "View of the Hebrews", as Structural Material for the Book of Mormon
18 3
Chapter III: Outline of Book of Mormon Features
18 4
Chapter IV: "View of the Hebrews", and the Ground Plan of the Book of Mormon-- Time, Place and Race
18 5
Chapter V: "View of the Hebrews", and the Ground Plan of the Book of Mormon Relation of Gentile America to Hebrew America
18 6
Chapter VI: Migrations of Ethan Smith's "Ten Lost Tribes of Israel", and the Book of Mormon Peoples to the New World
18 7
Chapter VII: "View of the Hebrews" and the Ground Plan of the Book of Mormon The American Race Separated into Civilized and Barbarous in Both Books
18 8
Chapter VIII: "View of the Hebrews" and the Ground Plan of the Book of Mormon Did the Suggested Traits of Civilization in Ethan Smith's Book Suggest the Traits of the Nephite Civilization?
18 9
Chapter IX: Theory of Ten Lost Tribes Sustained by Argument
18 10
Chapter X: The Trait of the Worship of One God-Idolatry and Human Sacrifice Regard for the Poor: Polygamy and Chastity Parallels
18 11
Chapter XI: Miscellaneous Traits Common to Ethan Smith's "View of the Hebrews" and the Book of Mormon: The Lost Book of God The Culture of a Written Language Migrations A Touch of Egypt
18 12
Chapter XII: Miscellaneous Traits Common to the "View of the Hebrews" and the Book of Mormon Military and Sacred Towers From Monarchies to Republics Opposition in All Things The Hunter Feast and Laying the Foundation of Zion
18 13
Chapter XIII: The Messiah in the New World-Quetzalcoatl
18 14
Chapter XIV: The Imaginative Mind of Prophet Joseph Smith: Evidence of Its Existence-Examples of Its Force
18 15
Chapter I: Internal Evidence That the Book of Mormon is of Human Origin-Considered. The Want of Perspective and Consistency in the Alleged Historical Incidents of the Book of Mormon
18 16
Chapter II: Parallels in Nephite and Jaredite Traits and Incidents after Arrival in the New World: Things Miraculous That Test Credulity
18 17
Chapter III: Parallels Found in Nephite Traits and Incidents in Different Periods: Anti-Christs
18 18
Chapter IV: Parallels Continued, Miracles and Absurdities-The Question of History or Wonder-Tale
18 19
Chapter V: Parallelism in the Book of Mormon: The Similarity of Conversions in the Different Periods of Book of Mormon History
18 20
Chapter VI: Untitled
Copies of the Manuscript "A Book of Mormon Study"
Box Folder
19 1
Copy of Chapter I: Literature Available to Joseph Smith as a Ground-Plan for the Book of Mormon
19 2
Copy of Chapter II: Ethan Smith's Book, "View of the Hebrews" as Structural Material for the Book of Mormon
19 3
Copy of Chapter III: Outline of Book of Mormon Features
19 4
Copy of Chapter IV: "View of the Hebrews, and the Ground Plan of the Book of Mormon---Time, Place and Race
19 5
Copy of Chapter V: "View of the Hebrews", and the Ground Plan of the Book of Mormon Relation of Gentile America to Hebrew America
19 6
Copy of Chapter VI: Migrations of Ethan Smith's "Ten Lost Tribes of Israel", and the Book of Mormon Peoples to the New World
19 7
Copy of Chapter VII: "View of the Hebrews" and the Ground Plan of the Book of Mormon The American Race Separated into Civilized and Barbarous in Both Books
19 8
Copy of Chapter VIII: "View of the Hebrews" and the Ground Plan of the Book of Mormon Did the Suggested Traits of Civilization in Ethan Smith's Book Suggest the Traits of the Nephite Civilization?
19 9
Copy of Chapter IX: Theory of Ten Lost Tribes Sustained by Argument
19 10
Copy of Chapter X: The Trait of the Worship of One God-Idolatry and Human Sacrifice Regard for the Poor: Polygamy and Chastity Parallels
19 11
Copy of Chapter XI: Miscellaneous Traits Common to Ethan Smith's "View of the Hebrews" and the Book of Mormon The Lost Book of God The Culture of a Written Language Migrations A Touch of Egypt
19 12
Copy of Chapter XII: Miscellaneous Traits Common to the "View of the Hebrews" and the Book of Mormon Military and Sacred Towers From Monarchies to Republics Opposition in All Things The Hunter Feast and Laying the Foundation of Zion
19 13
Copy of Chapter XIII: The Messiah in the New World-Quetzalcoatl
19 14
Copy of Chapter XIV: The Imaginative Mind of Prophet Joseph Smith: Evidence of Its Existence-Examples of Its Force
19 15
"A Book of Mormon Study" Part I
19 16
Copy Chapter I: Internal Evidence That the Book of Mormon is of Human Origin-Considered. The Want of Perspective and Consistency in the Alleged Historical Incidents of the Book of Mormon
19 17
Copy of Chapter II: Parallels in Nephite and Jaredite Traits and Incidents after Arrival in the New World: Things Miraculous That Test Credulity
19 18
Copy of Chapter III: Parallels Found in Nephite Traits and Incidents in Different Periods: Anti-Christs
19 19
Copy of Chapter IV: Parallels Continued, Miracles and Absurdities-The Question of History or Wonder-Tale.
19 20
Copy of Chapter V: Parallelism in the Book of Mormon: The Similarity of Conversions in the Different Periods of the Book of Mormon History
19 21
Copy of Chapter VI: Untitled
19 22
"A Book of Mormon Study" Part II
19 23
Notes on the Book of Mormon Study
Manuscript: "The Truth, The Way, The Life An Elementary Treatise on Theology"
1928-1932
Box Folder
20 1
Correspondence
1928-1932
20 2-8
Manuscript: "The Truth, The Way, The Life An Elementary Treatise on Theology"
Chapters 4-5, 11-19, 22-23, 29, 36, 38, 46-48, and 50-53 are missing.
Publications
1892-1933
Box Folder
21 1
List of the Works of B. H. Roberts
1892-1917
21 2
"A Sufficient Answer to Josephites" and "Succession in the Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints"
1894
21 3
"Pearl of Great Price"
1902
21 4
"The Seventy's Course in Theology"
1907
21 5
"The Falling Away, or The Universal Departure from The True Christian Faith In the Early Centuries"
21 6
L. D. S. Doctrine Concerning God
21 7
Pamphlets: "On Tracting", "Why Mormonism", and "Mormonism: Its Origin and History"
21 8
"Methods of Delivering the Message: Preaching"
1933
21 9
"Methods of Delivering the Message: Speaking"
1933
21 10
"Methods of Delivering the Message: The Narrative and Textual Methods of Speech"
1933
21 11
"Methods of Delivering the Message: Tracting"
1933
21 12
Articles in the "Deseret News"
1910-1933
21 13
Articles in the Deseret News": "New Dispensation Thoughts"
1930-1931
Books
1896-1899
Box Folder
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"Byron's Poetical Works"
1896
22 2
"Poems of Robert Browning"
1896
22 3
"The Holy Bible"
1899
Box
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Newspaper Clippings
1894-1897

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Church and state--Mormon Church
  • Mormon Church--Government relations
  • Mormons--Utah--Political activity--History
  • Polygamy
  • World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American
  • Personal Names :
  • Grant, Heber Jeddy, 1856-1945
  • Russell, I. K. (Isaac K.)
  • Smoot, Reed, 1862-1941
  • Talmage, James Edward, 1862-1933
  • Thatcher, Moses, 1842-1909
  • Woolley, Ann Everington Roberts
  • Corporate Names :
  • Bullion Beck Mining Company
  • United States--Congress--Senate--Contested elections
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Book of Mormon
  • Book of Mormon--Sources
  • Book of Mormon--Studying and teaching