Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Latter Day Saints Southern Star

Google books is a great place to find books that are out of copyright. One such book is the Latter Day Saint Souther Star. The original Southern Star was the newspaper for the Southern States Mission. It was primarily published under the direction of Ben E. Rich. Beginning December 3rd, 1898 it was published for just two years. At the end of the year, President Rich bound the 52 issues into a single volume. At the end of the second year he created a second volume. It is these two volumes that have been digitized and are available on Google books.

Volume 1
Volume 2

The volumes are a trove of information about the various conferences of the Southern States Mission.


Bessie said...

Thank you so much for sharing these resources. I sincerely appreciate having the links.

BruceCrow said...

I'm glad you like the links. I hope you can find them as useful as I have.

Amy said...

Do you know what sources were used in compiling the multi-part history of the Southern States Mission? (I think I'm up to about 33 installments so far, with plenty more to come.) Was there a longer compiled history, or was that from some sort of mission journal?

BruceCrow said...

For those who don't know, the "History of the Southern States" was a regular installment throughout the Southern Star.

Sorry Amy, I haven't seen any indication of who wrote the mission histories or what their source was. I get the feeling it was written by President Rich. But I have nothing to back that up.