Year of Polygamy

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Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. Episode 01: Fanny Alger Episode 02: Lucinda Morgan Harris Episode 03: Louisa Beaman Episode 04: Zina Huntington Jacobs Young Smith Episode 05: Presendia Huntington Buell Episode 06: Agnes Coolbrith Episode 07: Sylvia Sessions Episode 08: Patty Sessions Episode 09: Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner Episode 10: Polygamy in Nauvoo Episode 11: Marinda Nancy Johnson Hyde Episode 12: Elizabeth Davis Durfee Episode 13: Sarah Kingsley Cleveland Episode 14: Delcena Johnson Sherman Episode 15: Eliza R. Snow Episode 16: Sarah Ann Whitney Episode 17: Martha McBride Knight Episode 18: Ruth Vose Sayers Episode 19: Flora Ann Woodworth Episode 20: Emily Partridge Episode 21: Joseph Smith’s Progeny Episode 22: Eliza Partridge Episode 23: Almera Johnson Episode 24: Lucy Walker Episode 25: The Lawrence Sisters Episode 26: Helen Mar Kimball Episode 27: Hannah Ells Episode 28: Elvira Cowles Holmes Episode 29: Rhoda Richards Episode 30: Olive Grey Frost Episode 31: Desdemona Wadsworth Fullmer Episode 32: Melissa Lott Episode 33: Nancy Winchester Episode 34: Fanny Young Episode 35: Polygamy and Lamanite Marriages Episode 36: Plural Marriage and the Martydom Episode 37: Polygamy and Winter Quarters Episode 38: Polygamy and Winter Quarters Episode 39: Early Utah Period Polygamy Episode 40: Heber C. Kimball Episode 41: Polygamy and the Family, Public and Private Episode 42: Scandal, Soldiers, Sex and Wives Episode 43: Violent 1850’s Utah Episode 44: The Utah War Episode 45: Houses of Polygamy Episode 46: A Brief History of the Relief Society Episode 47: History of Southern Utah, Part 1 Episode 48: History of Southern Utah, Part 2 (Orderville and other towns) Episode 49: Emma Lee French Episode 50: Marriage to Brigham Young Episode 51: Amelia Folsom, “Brigham’s Favorite Wife” Episode 52: Obscure Polygamous Women, Polygamous Wives Writing Club Episode 53: Federal Legislation Episode 54: Lucinda Dalton, Mormon Feminist Pioneer Episode 55: Emmeline Free Episode 56: Polygamy in Mexican Colonies Episode 57: Polygamy and Suffrage Episode 58: Anne Gordge, Polygamous Calamity Jane  

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  • Amanda Stradling

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    Hi! I was wondering if you have notes for episode #10? I have really loved listening to these so far! Thanks for your hard work.

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      Sure, I’ll post them here (I’m assuming you mean my sources):

      Richard S. Van Wagoner, Mormon Polygamy, p.8

      Early Mormonism and the Magic World View, p.140-141

      Richard S. Van Wagoner, Sidney Rigdon, p.291

      Historical Record 6:33: “Lucinda Harris, also one of the first women sealed to the Prophet Joseph”; Sarah Pratt, in

      Wyl, 60; 4 Apr. 1899 sealing, Salt Lake Temple Sealing Records, Book D, 243;

      Minutes of the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Nauvoo Illinois, 6 Feb 1841

      Noble affidavit, in B. H. Roberts, A Comprehensive History of the Church (Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1930), 2:102; Erastus Snow affidavit, in Historical Record 6:232, 233; speech by Joseph Noble, 19 Dec. 1880, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia. Elder Jenson, Andrew. 1951 Volume: 1 Page: 697 Marriages in Nauvoo Region 1839-45. Easton, S. Civil Marriages in Nauvoo 1839-45. Cook, Lyndon Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register 1845-46 Mormon Manuscripts to 1846.

      Mormon Polygamy in Nauvoo, Richard Van Wagoner, Dialogue, Vol.18, No.3, p.77

      In Sacred Loneliness, page 80-81

      Joseph F. Smith Affidavit Books, 1:5, 4:5, cf. Bachman, “A Study of the Mormon Practice of Plural Marriage,” 348; Historical Record 6:233;

      Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 4, p.445

      Brigham Young journal, 6 Jan. 1842, LDS archives and Marriott Library; Bennett, History of the Saints, 256, “Mrs. A**** S****”; Testimony of Mary Ann West in U.S. Circuit Court (8th Circuit) Testimony (1892), Manuscript Transcripts, 521, questions 676-79, LDS archives; Nauvoo Female Relief Society Minutes, 28 Sept. 1842, 89, LDS archives and Lee Library.

      St. Louis Bulletin, 15 July 1842

      LDS Biographical Encyclopedia. Elder Jenson, Andrew. 1951 Volume: 1 Page: 697 Marriages in Nauvoo Region 1839-45. Easton, S. Civil Marriages in Nauvoo 1839-45. Cook, Lyndon Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register 1845-46 Mormon Manuscripts to 1846.

      LDS Biographical Encyclopedia. Elder Jenson, Andrew. 1951 Volume: 1 Page: 697 Marriages in Nauvoo Region 1839-45. Easton, S. Civil Marriages in Nauvoo 1839-45. Cook, Lyndon Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register 1845-46 Mormon Manuscripts to 1846.

      Official History of the Church, Vol. 5, p.134-136, Sidney Rigdon Biography by Richard S. Van Wagoner, p.295
      Minutes of The High Council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 24 May 1842, Nauvoo Neighbor 29 May 1844 edition

      Times and Seasons 4, [May 1,1843]: 181

      The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, p.635
      LDS History of the Church 5:131–132; RLDS History of the Church 2:613; ; see also Dean C, Jessee, The Papers of Joseph Smith 2 [Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book Company, 1992]: 443–444)
      Temple Lot case complete transcript, 364, 367, 384; also see Foster, Religion and Sexuality, 15

      Historical Record 6:223; Lucy Walker Smith Kimball, in the Temple Lot case (full transcript, 461, LDS archives); Helen Kimball Whitney, Woman’s Exponent, 15 Feb. 1886, 138.

      William Clayton Journal 2, “Nauvoo, Illinois,” September 15, 17 and 21, 1843.

      Times and Seasons, Vol.4, No.24, p.369

      Brigham Young Diary, 30 Oct 1843

      The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, p.124

      Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, p.403, Mormon Polygamy: A History, p.66

      Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, p.432-434

      Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, p.548-550, Manuscript fragment of Nauvoo Legion History for June 1844, LDS archives.

      Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, p.558

      Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, p.616-623

      Brigham Young, A Series of Instructions and Remarks by President Young at a Special Council, Tabernacle, March 21, 1858 (Salt Lake City, 1858)

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    Lindsay, I have enjoyed the Year of Polygamy. Your podcast is one of several that I listen to on a regular basis, and I want you to know that the combination of your diligent research and your comfortable delivery put you at the top of my list. History Extra or Talking History should have you as a guest. An honest discussion of the subject of Polygamy might be interesting to a broader audience. Please keep up the good work, you are a breath of fresh air in the sick room of those of us who are receiving inoculations from a batch of bad vaccine.

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