LDS History, July 3, 1835

-- July 3, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith viewed the Egyptian mummies and several papyri that he would later buy from Michael H. Chandler. (1)

-- 3-5 July 1835
[Lucy Mack Smith] Michael Chandler sells Joseph Jr. four Egyptian mummies and two rolls of papyrus. Joseph identifies them as the writings of Abraham. (2)

-- about July 5, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith purchased some Egyptian mummies and some papyri from Michael H. Chandler, which contained the writings of Abraham and Joseph of Egypt. (1)

-- 1835, July 6
Mummies and papyrus purchased, and Joseph Smith commenced translation. [See [Level Bookshelf/Encyclopedia of Mormonism][Level Entry/tithing]Tithing received (D&C 119). (3)

-- 1835 6 July
Church members purchased Egyptian mummies and papyri from Michael Chandler. (4)

-- July 6, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith received a certificate from Michael H. Chandler affirming that Josephs translation of the Egyptian hieroglyphics was correct. (1)

-- July 9, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Mummies and papyrus are purchased from Michael Chandler. (5)

-- about July 14, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith was continually engaged in translating the book of Abraham and arranging a grammar of the Egyptian language as practiced by the ancients. (1)

-- July 19, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Joseph begins translating the papyrus. It will be known as the Book of Abraham in the Pearl of Great Price. (5)

-- July 20, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith wrote a letter to Sally Phelps and offered reassurance that her husband, William, would return safely from his mission. (1)

-- 30 July 1835
[Lucy Mack Smith] Don Carlos Smith marries Agnes Coolbrith at Kirtland. (2)

-- During 1835 July
In the early part of this month the rolls of Egyptian papyrus, which contained the writings of Abraham and Joseph in Egypt, were obtained. (6)

-- During 1835 July
[Joseph Smith] early Purchased Egyptian mummies and papyri associated with later book of Abraham translation, Kirtland. (7)

1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
2 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
3 - Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
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6 - Richards - Little, Compendium of the Doctrines of the Gospel, Church Chronology, Ch.66, p.306
7 - Joseph Smith Papers: Chronology for the Years 1832-1839

Clair Barrus