The Joseph Smith Papers Project announces the addition of the following new content to its website, josephsmithpapers.org:
- Joseph Smith’s accounts of his first vision of Deity, translated into nine languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Links to the original accounts in English are available here.
- Images and transcript of volume D-1 of the Manuscript History of the Church; images of volumes E-1 and F-1. All six volumes of this history are now on this website. Additionally, hundreds of footnotes have been added to volumes A-1 and B-1, pointing readers to the original sources used to compile the history.
- All documents and annotation as published in Documents, Volume 1: July 1828–June 1831. Most of the documents were already on this website, but now all annotation has been included, as well as introductions and other reference material.
- Sixty-five documents dating from October through December 1840, including priesthood licenses and land sales for Nauvoo, Illinois.
- New and updated reference material, including source citations for 127 biographical descriptions.
Also recently added are more than four hundred documents from January through September 1840, the transcript of the 1835 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants, and four suggested lesson plans for using the Joseph Smith Papers in the classroom. In the coming months more documents from the Documents, Journals, Histories, Revelations and Translations, Administrative Records, and Legal, Business, and Financial Records series will be added. Eventually the website will contain images and/or transcripts of all extant and available Joseph Smith papers.
|JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. D-1, created 4 July 1845–4 Feb. 1846 and 1 July–2 May 1855; handwriting of Thomas Bullock, Robert L. Campbell, and Leo Hawkins; 275 pages, plus 6 pages of addenda; CHL.
||“Caractors,” [possibly Fayette Township, Seneca Co., NY, or Harmony Township, Susquehanna Co., PA; ca. 1829–1831]; title in handwriting of John Whitmer; characters probably also in Whitmer’s handwriting; one page; CCLA.
||JS per Robert B. Thompson, Receipt, to Levi Jackman, Nauvoo, IL, 21 Oct. 1840; handwriting of Robert B. Thompson; one page; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU.