The Elders' Journal was a periodical edited by the Prophet Joseph Smith from late 1837 to mid 1838. The periodical consisted of one volume, with four separate issues; two in Kirtland, Ohio, and two in Far West, Missouri. The periodical includes missionary letters from Wilford Woodruff, Heber C. Kimball, Sidney Rigdon, Parley P. Pratt, Orson Hyde, Erastus Snow, David W. Patten, and others. The journal also includes conference minutes, and other articles and speeches from Joseph Smith, including answers to frequently asked questions, as well as articles and speeches from Oliver Cowdery, Thomas B. Marsh, and others. Portions of this publication have been used in compiling significant works such as B.H. Roberts', Comprehensive History of the Church and Joseph Fielding Smith's, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith.
The republication of this early periodical will be a photo-reproduction of the original Elders' Journal. Editing is performed only for purposes of improving aesthetics (darken the font, increase the sharpness, minimize ink smears, etc.), and there has been no altering of text. If there are errors in the original, they are maintained in our publication. Pricing and availability of published copies will be forthcoming.
Olive Leaf Books
publish early LDS literature (primarily periodicals), but I also have a number of great books that I'm looking to sell. Generally, the posts below relate to my most recent listings of new or used books that I'm selling from one of my bookshelves. If you have any questions, you can email me at oliveleafbooks @ gmail.com. Note: Used books will be removed from the blog once sold. If they are still listed, they are still for sale!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
The Journal of Discourses was a semi-monthly periodical published in Liverpool, England. It commenced in 1854. The set contains 1,438 speeches given by fifty-five people, including Presidents of the Church, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, members of the seventy, and sixteen other speakers. Brigham Young gave 390; John Taylor, 162; Orson Pratt, 127; Heber C. Kimball, 113; and George Q. Cannon, 111. Twenty-one people gave a single speech, and the rest gave from 2 to 66 speeches. The semimonthly issues have been bound into twenty-six volumes.
The set has been photo-reproduced, and there have been no alterations, deletions, or additions to the text. All errors printed in the original Journal of Discourses have been maintained. The index is also included with the set.
We are currently sold out of all sets of the Journal of Discourses. To obtain a set, please contact our vendors:
- Deseret Book (purchase online)
- Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore (SLC)
- Mormon Memorabilia
- Pioneer Book (Provo, Utah)
- Benchmark Books (SLC)
- The Book Table (Logan, Utah)
- Confetti Antiques (Spanish Fork, Utah)