Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Nauvoo Temple related books

Here are some interesting titles recently announced from Signature Book:=20

Nauvoo Sealings, Adoptions, Anointings
A Comprehensive Register of Persons Receiving LDS Temple Ordinances, 1841-1=

Genealogy. Hardback. 550 pp.
$150.00. ISBN: 1-56085-198-8.
September 2005=20

Nauvoo Temple Documents Series (boxed set)

Joseph Smith's Quorum of the Anointed and The Nauvoo Endowment Companies. =
Two matching clothbound volumes, Joseph Smith's Quorum of the Anointed
and The Nauvoo Endowment Companies, in a custom slip cover. Edited by
Devery S. Anderson and Gary James Bergera, with a combined total of
1,002 pages.

The first volume includes relevant excerpts from the diaries of
William Clayton, Joseph Fielding, Zina D. H. Jacobs, Heber C. Kimball,
John Taylor, Willard Richards, George A. Smith, Joseph Smith, Wilford
Woodruff, and Brigham Young; autobiographies and reminiscences by
Joseph C. Kingsbury, George Miller, and Mercy Fielding Thompson;
letters from Vilate Kimball and Lucius N. Scoville; the Manuscript
History of Brigham Young; General Record of the Seventies, Book B;
Bathsheba W. Smith's unedited testimony from the 1892 Temple Lot Case;
other manuscripts such as the Historian's Office Journal and "Meetings
of Anointed Quorum"; and published records such as the History of the
Church, Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate and Times and

The second volume includes the original temple ledger books and
summaries of data compiled by early church scribes, including the
"Book of Anointings"; "Book of Adoptions"; "Book of Proxey [sic]";
"General Record of the Seventies, Book B"; and William Clayton's diary
kept for Heber C. Kimball; as well as diary entries from Thomas
Bullock, William Hyde, George Laub, Newel Knight, Franklin D.
Richards, Abraham Owen Smoot, Erastus Snow, Hosea Stout, and others;
and the autobiographies of Harrison Burgess, Rhoda Ann Fullmer, Joseph
Holbrook, Joseph Hovey, Norton Jacob, Noah Packard, George Albert
Smith, John Spiers, Nancy Ann Wilson, and others.

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