Transcribed Characters with English Entries, circa July–circa December 1835


Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, ca. July–ca. Dec. 1835]; handwriting of William W. Phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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; three pages; Kirtland Egyptian Papers, CHL. Includes redactions, including a possible signature of Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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Hand-made notebook made up of two gatherings of three leaves folded to make six leaves or 12 pages for a total of 12 leaves or 24 pages. The second, third, and fourth leaves of the notebook are inscribed on the recto of each leaf. The gatherings are bound together with one string sewn through two holes along the left side (not the gutter), tied off in the front. The leaves measures 7⅞ x 515/16 inches. There is staining/mold along the bottom edge of the notebook and what looks like foxing or water staining on the upper portion. The cover is made up of brown wrapper paper that measures larger than the pages (about 8½ x 6⅜ inches). The front cover bears math notations.
Note: The transcript presented here is used with permission of Brian M. Hauglid, associate professor of ancient scripture, Brigham Young University. Hauglid is preparing a collection of JS Egyptian materials, including this document, for print publication.