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The Joseph Smith Papers

The authoritative source for the writings, teachings, and records of Joseph Smith



    New Content on the Joseph Smith Papers Website

    | Joseph Smith Papers Project

    The Joseph Smith Papers is pleased to announce its latest web publication. This release features tithing and other donations recorded in the Book of the Law of the Lord from 1841 through 8 August 1845, along with an introduction to the records associated with Joseph Smith as trustee-in-trust for the church. It also includes an introduction and documents for the trial of the accused murderers of Joseph Smith; an introduction and documents for another of the legal cases about Joseph Smith’s estate; additional sets of photographs of the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon; and over fourteen hundred new biographical entries.

    About the Joseph Smith Papers Project

    Joseph Smith (1805–1844) was the founding prophet and first president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Joseph Smith Papers Project is an effort to transcribe, contextualize, and publish all his writings and teachings, including revelations, translations, letters, discourses, journals, histories, and legal and financial records.

    Published Volumes

    The Joseph Smith Papers will consist of twenty-seven volumes, divided into five series: Documents, Journals, Revelations and Translations, Histories, and Administrative Records; two additional series, the Legal Records series and the Financial Records series, will be published online.