Book Notice: Mountain Meadows Massacre – The Andrew Jenson and David H Morris Collections

By October 29, 2009

I got notice from Confetti Antiques and Books that this is now available. I’m sure your favorite bookstore has or will have it in stock soon–

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During years of research for their 2008 book Massacre at Mountain Meadows: An American Tragedy, authors Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley Jr. , and Glen M. Leonard and their colleagues uncovered a great deal of information about the 1857 massacre, leading to a clearer understanding of how this tragedy happened. Among the materials they found were two major collections known but largely unavailable to previous researchers. In this volume, images of the original documents are accompanied by typed transcriptions, which reproduce original spelling, punctuation, strikethroughs, and inserted words or characters. Introductory text explains how each document collection came to be, how the Church came to possess these materials, and where they were archived. Brief biographical sketches introduce the individuals who provided the information that appears in the document collections. ; 12″ x 9″; 342 pages.

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  1. A quirky thing I just noticed at the book’s Amazon page:

    What Do Customers Ultimately Buy After Viewing This Item?

    69% buy the item featured on this page:
    Mountain Meadows Massacre: The Andrew Jenson and David H Morris Collections

    26% buy
    Massacre at Mountain Meadows

    5% buy
    The Giant Joshua

    The Giant Joshua is a fine book, of course, but kind of an odd third choice here. (I would have expected maybe Bagley or Brooks?)

    Comment by Kaimi — October 30, 2009 @ 2:50 am

  2. I received my copy yesterday. It’s a nice-looking book fit for display on a coffee table.

    Comment by Justin — October 30, 2009 @ 8:14 am

  3. Benchmark has a stack. The books are attractive, and they’ve followed the same format as JSP, with actual images opposite transcriptions.

    Comment by smb — October 30, 2009 @ 11:19 am

  4. Are these different documents than are in the BYU Studies volume? Or just in a different presentation?

    Comment by Ben — October 30, 2009 @ 11:22 am

  5. Ben,

    My understanding (I have not seen the volume and could very well be wrong) is that the BYU Studies issue was a sampling and this book is comprehensive.

    Comment by Robin Jensen — October 31, 2009 @ 12:25 pm

  6. Thanks, Robin.

    Comment by Ben — October 31, 2009 @ 1:39 pm


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