Scrap, circa July–circa November 1835
, Scrap, [, Geauga Co., OH, ca. July–ca. Nov. 1835]; handwriting of ; one page; Kirtland Egyptian Papers, CHL.One irregular leaf, measuring 2¼–3½ × 7¾ inches (6–9 × 20 cm). wrote the word “Kolob” on one side. The opposite side is blank, except for some ink transferred from a different, unknown source. The scrap is folded in half vertically. The irregularity of the tear indicates that the scrap was torn from a larger sheet of paper. This scrap is currently stored with Egyptian Alphabet–B and is presumed to have been in continuous institutional custody.
While Oliver Cowdery’s Egyptian Alphabet–B has a fourth leaf with a rough bottom edge, the tear and paper type do not match this slip of paper.
It is uncertain when this scrap—which contains the single word “Kolob” in ’s handwriting—was made or what purpose it served. After the Egyptian Alphabet documents had been largely completed, Parrish wrote “Kolob” in Egyptian Alphabet–C. He also wrote this word in the Grammar and Alphabet volume. This scrap was likely created when Parrish was involved with the Egyptian-language project.
See, for instance, Grammar and Alphabet of the Egyptian Language, ca. July–ca. Nov. 1835.
Parrish arrived in Kirtland by the end of July or early August. He was hired as a scribe for JS on 29 October 1835. (Woodruff, Journal, 28 June 1835 and 22–23 July 1835; “From the Letters of the Elders Abroad,” LDS Messenger and Advocate, Aug. 1835, 1:167; JS, Journal, 29 Oct. 1835.)
Woodruff, Wilford. Journals, 1833–1898. Wilford Woodruff, Journals and Papers, 1828–1898. CHL. MS 1352.
Latter Day Saints’ Messenger and Advocate. Kirtland, OH. Oct. 1834–Sept. 1837.