Friday, January 30, 2009

BYU Studies: Mountain Meadows

Volume 47, no. 3, © 2008

This special issue of BYU Studies contains selections from two collections of documents that Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley Jr., and Glen M. Leonard used as primary sources in writing Massacre at Mountain Meadows, recently published by Oxford University Press. Some of these documents are available here for the first time to researchers and other interested readers. The entire Andrew Jenson and David H. Morris collections will be published by BYU Studies in the forthcoming Mountain Meadows Massacre Documents.

In addition to the documents and transcripts, this issue contains brief histories of the Andrew Jenson and David H. Morris collections, detailing how they originated, how they came into the Church's possession, and where they have been archived. These histories also give biographical information about the various individuals who were interviewed in the 1890s by Jenson, an employee in the Church Historian's Office, and those who gave statements a decade later to Morris, an attorney and judge in St. George, Utah.

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