Special Feature

December 28, 2017
Special Feature
Website Publishes Book of Mormon Printer's Manuscript
Author Joseph Smith Papers Project

The Joseph Smith Papers Project is pleased to announce that its latest web content release is now live. Of particular significance is the Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, included with all the annotation from the print volume and the typographic facsimile transcript, which provides a detailed color-coded reproduction of the text. The Printer's Manuscript was recently purchased by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the Community of Christ. A page from the manuscript is currently on display at the Church History Library.

In addition to the Book of Mormon manuscript, we have added a correspondence chart for the various manuscript and print editions of the Book of Mormon.

We have also added over 120 new documents from October through December 1843, including letters, discourses, Nauvoo City Council minutes, and land deeds. Highlights include:

Added to the Legal, Business, and Financial Records series are several more documents from the Nauvoo Municipal Court.

This release also includes new entries in the Calendar of Documents for 1838 and 1839 as well as a topic article identifying many of the primary sources related to priesthood restoration.