Errata for Documents, Volume 1

This sheet identifies errors found in Documents, Volume 1: July 1828–June 1831. Minor errors, such as in the format of source citations, are not reported. The errors reported here occur in all printings of the volume and have been corrected in the transcripts, annotation, and reference material presented on this site. This sheet will be updated as additional errors are found. Please report additional errors by emailing josephsmithpapers@ldschurch.org.
Page 8, fourth line from bottom. “Thou do this” should not have a new paragraph break; this line should be run in with the previous paragraph.
Page 11, note 45. “Cowdery’s arrival” should read “Oliver Cowdery’s arrival”.
Page 13, note 49. Missing text is from page 2 of Revelation Book 1, not page 11.
Page 50, note 139. Correct source name is “Valuable Discovery of Hiden Reccords.”
Page 68, last line. Remove page break indicator. This is the end of the document but not the end of the text on this page in the source.
Page 76, last line. Remove page break indicator. This is the end of the document but not the end of the text on this page in the source.
Page 79. Page has two footnote indicators numbered 298. The second should be 299.
Page 103, second line of transcript. En dash should be em dash.
Page 129, note 94. Pratt’s Remarkable Visions is not found in H1.
Page 144, note 173. William Smith was ordained a teacher on 5 October 1831, not 1830. Additionally, the last sentence should read “Both certificates specified that Whitmer was an ‘Elder.’” The second source cited should be replaced with “License for William Smith, 5 Oct. 1831, CCLA.”
Page 350, line 5 of transcript: Add comma after “Wm. Hale’s”: “Pennsylvania near a Wm. Hale’s, supposed to be a valuable mine of either”.
Page 352. Signatures should be rendered in small caps.
Page 356. Photo misidentified as Charles Anthon. The individual pictured is actually Charles Anthon's brother, Rev. Dr. Henry Anthon.
Page 369, line 16. Change “Whitmer” to “David Whitmer.”
Pages 391–539. A number of updates and changes have been made to the reference material. The updates correct factual errors, add additional information, and remove information that, while possibly accurate, could not be documented in primary sources or the most reliable secondary sources. Because the reference material supports all published volumes and all documents published on the website, the Smith Papers staff will not keep a record of the specific changes made to each entry published in Documents, Volume 1. Readers should refer to the Reference section of the Joseph Smith Papers website to find the corrected and updated information.