JS History, 1838–1856See “Joseph Smith’s Historical Enterprise,” and Introduction to History, 1838–1856 (Manuscript History of the Church); see also Jessee, “Joseph Smith’s History,” 472.

27 April 1838–6 November 1856

  • 27 Apr.–4 May 1838; JS and Sidney Rigdon, History Draft, 1838. Not extant.
  • Ca. June–Oct. 1839; CHL; handwriting of James Mulholland.
  • Ca. June 1839–ca. 1841; CHL; handwriting of James Mulholland and Robert B. Thompson.
  • Ca. 1841; CHL; handwriting of Howard Coray.
  • Ca. 1841; CHL; handwriting of Howard Coray.
  • 1844–1856; Historian’s Office, Joseph Smith History Draft Notes, CHL; handwriting of Willard Richards, Thomas Bullock, John L. Smith, Jonathan Grimshaw, Robert L. Campbell, Leo Hawkins, Richard Bentley, Wilford Woodruff, James Ure, Brigham Young, Hosea Stout, and John Taylor.
  • Ca. June 1839–6 Nov. 1856; JS History, 1838–1856, vols. A-1–F-1, with Addenda, in Historian’s Office, History of the Church, 1839–ca. 1882, CHL; handwriting of James Mulholland, Robert B. Thompson, William W. Phelps, Willard Richards, Thomas Bullock, Franklin D. Richards, Jonathan Grimshaw, Leo Hawkins, Robert L. Campbell, and John L. Smith.
  • 3 Apr. 1845–6 Aug. 1856; JS History, 1845–1856, fair copy, vols. A-2–E-2, in Historian’s Office, History of the Church, 1839–ca. 1882, CHL; handwriting of Charles W. Wandell, Franklin D. Richards, Willmer Benson, Leo Hawkins, and Thomas Bullock.
  • 15 Mar. 1842–15 Feb. 1846; material relating to 1805 through part of 11 August 1834 published serially in Times and Seasons, 15 Mar. 1842–15 Feb. 1846.
  • 15 Nov. 1851–20 Jan. 1858; material relating to 11 August 1834 through 7 August 1844 published serially in Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah Territory), 15 Nov. 1851–20 Jan. 1858.