An earlier post discussed the efforts of John M. Bernhisel to assemble a library for the Territory of Utah in the winter of 1850-51. Readers expressed an interest in knowing which books were available to the Saints through that library. Here follows the first section of the catalog, 1852: works on theology, and ecclesiastical history and law. The headings to other sections appear at the end of this list; as those sections are posted, I’ll add links so that you can move around the entire catalog.
The original catalog uses columnar format for publication place and date, which I cannot reproduce here, and lists items alphabetically by title keyword, not by author or first word in title. I have rearranged the material into a standard bibliographic format and rearranged the entries to be alphabetic within that format. Sorry, purists, but I thought this would work better for discussion purposes.
Any surprises here? Which sections would you like to see posted next?
Catalogue of the Utah Territorial Library.
Great Salt Lake City, Brigham H. Young, Printer, 1852.
Owing to circumstances over which I had no control, the names of the donors of many of the Books, Maps, &c., do not appear on the Catalogue. I have sent to the Hon. J.M. Bernhisel for a full list of such names, which will appear in the next Catalogue.
Most of the mounted Maps were presented by the Hon. George N. Briggs, of New York.
William C. Staines, Librarian.
Catalogue of Books, Maps, &c. Belonging to the Utah Territorial Library, October, 1852.
Theology, Ecclesiastical History and Law.
Abbott, J. Corner Stone. (Buffalo, 1850).
— . Way to do Good, or the Christian Character Mature. (Buffalo, 1850).
Aelfric. Homily, on the Birth Day of St. Gregory. (New York, 1849).
American Bible Society. Annual Report. (New York, 1850). 3 copies.
American Bible Society. Report. (New York, 1849). Presented by the Society.
American Tract Society. Reformation in Europe.
Annual Reports of the American Board for Foreign Missions. No.’s 29, 30, 31, 34, 41.
Annual Report of American Tract Society. (New York, 1850).
Apocryphal Testament. (1832).
Baird, R. History of the Ancient Christians. (Philadelphia, 1847).
Barclay’s Apology. (Philadelphia, 1848).
Barnes’ Notes on the Book of Job. 2 vols. 6th ed. (New York).
Barnes’ Notes on Isaiah. 2 vols. 3rd ed. (New York).
Barnes’ Notes on New Testament. 10 vols. (New York).
Baxter, R. Le Repos Eternal des Saints. (New York).
Bean, J. Christian Minister’s Advice to a Married Couple. (Boston, 1777).
Biblia Hebraica. 2d ed. (New York, 1849).
Brien, Edward O. Lawyer, His Character and Holy Life. (Philadelphia, 1843).
Brooks, J.W. History of the Hebrew Nation. 2 vols. (London, 1841).
Bunyan, John. Pilgrim’s Progress. (New York, 1850).
Calkins, F. Children of the Bible. (New York, 1850).
Chalmers, —. On the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God. (New York, 1849).
Cook, P. Divine Law of Beneficence. (New York.)
Cruden, A. Concordance to the Holy Scriptures. (New York, 1849).
D’Aubigne, –. Gerschecte der Reformation des 16 ten Jahrhunderts. 2 vols. (New York, 1850).
— . Historiae de la Reformacion. Tomo 1. (New York, 1850).
— . History of the 16th Century. Translated by H. White. 4 vols. (New York, 1849).
Deseret News Extra. (Great Salt Lake City, 1852).
DeWitt, — . Human Life. 2 vols. (Boston, 1842).
Edwards, J., Rev. Le Manuel du Sabbat. (New York).
— . Sabbath Manual. (New York).
Edwards, Jonathan. Religious Affection. (New York).
Edwards, Justin. Sontaggs Feier. (New York.)
Evans, Thomas. Faith of the Society of Friends. (Philadelphia, 1849).
Flavell, John. Treatise on Keeping the Heart. (New York).
Fowler, O.S. Natural and Revealed Religion. (New York, 1841). Presented by Fowler & Wells.
Franks, A.H. Lebens Regeln (New York).
Galaudet, [T].H. Bible Stories. (New York, 1850).
— . Youth’s Book of Natural Theology. (New York).
Gleig, G.R. History of the Bible. 2 vols. (New York, 1850).
Goodrich, S.G. Parley’s Farewell. (Philadelphia, 1841).
Hall, –. Scriptural History. (New York).
Harris, John. Mammon. (New York).
Harris, S. Zaccheus, or the Scriptural Plan of Benevolence. (New York).
Henry, Matthew. Discourse on Meekness. (New York.)
Hildreth, R. Letter to the Rev. Dr. Raffles. (Boston).
— . Letter to O.A. Brownson. (Boston, 1844)
History of the Huguenots. New ed. (Philadelphia, 1845).
Hooker, H. Child’s Book on the Sabbath. (New York, 1833).
Krummacher, F.W. Elias der Thisbiter. (New York.)
— .Elijah the Tishbite. (New York, 1850).
— . Evidence of Christianity. (New York.)
Maurette, –. Adieux a Rome. (New York).
Mills, Charles. History of the Crusades. (Philadelphia, 1844).
Milman, H.H. History of Christianity. (New York, 1844).
Missionary Herald. Vol. 26, 27, 30, 37; vol. 47, no. 1-6, 8-9; vol. 26, no. 10, 12. (Boston).
Missionary Tracts. No. 1 to 9, inclusive. (Boston, 1850).
Mohammed. Koran. New ed. (Philadelphia, 1850).
Mosheim, –. Ecclesiastical History. 3 vols. (New York.)
Murray, Lindley. Power of Religion on the Mind. 18th. ed. (New York, 1850).
Neal, Daniel. History of Puritans, or Protestant Noncomformists, the. 2 vols. (New York, 1848).
Nelson, –. On the Cause and Cure of Infidelity. (New York, 1841).
Newman, F. History of the Hebrew Monarchy. (London, 1849).
Obispo, Senor M.Y.. Cartas de Kirwan. (New York, 1848).
Paley, –. Natural Theology. 2 vols. (New York).
— . Natural Theology and Horae Pauline. (New York.)
Penn, William. No Cross, no Crown. (Philadelphia, 1845).
Pierce, B.K. Eminent Dead, or The Triumphs of Faith in the Dying Hour. (Boston, 1851).
Potter, A. Charge to the Clergy. (Philadelphia, 1849). Presented by the author.
— . Pastoral Letter. (Philadelphia, 1846). 4 copies. Presented by the author.
— . Second Charge. (New York, 1850). 2 copies. Presented by the author.
— . Sermon Before the Church Scholarship Society. (Boston, 1830). Presented by the author.
— . Sermon for Seamen. (Philadelphia, 1848). Presented by the author.
— . Thanksgiving Discourse. (Philadelphia, 1848). Presented by the author.
Primitif Catholicisme, Le.
Quinton, J.A. Heaven’s Antidote to the Curse of Labor. (New York, 1850).
Sears, B. Select Treatises of Martin Luther. (Andover, 1846).
Simmons, C. Manual to Find Scripture Proof Text. (Philadelphia, 1848).
Smith, W. Fast Sermon. (Columbia, 1850). Presented by Gov. Means.
Sunday Evening Conversations. 3 vols. (New York).
Swedenborg, Emanuel. Angelic Wisdom. (Boston, 1794). Presented by F.B. Murdock.
Taylor, Jeremy. Holy Living and Dying, with Prayers. (Philadelphia, 1847).
Thomas a Kempis. Imitation of Christ. 2 copies. (New York, 1847).
Thornwell, J.H. Sermon on the Death of John C. Calhoun. (Columbia, 1850). Presented by Gov. Means.
Thorpe, B. Anglo Saxon Version of [the] Gospel. 3rd ed. (London, 1851).
Turner, S. , Sacred History of the World. 3 vols. (New York).
Upham, Thomas. Biblical Archaeology. Jahn’s 5th ed. (1849).
Venn, –. Complete Duty of Man. (New York).
Wiseman, Dr. –. Twelve lectures on Science and Religion. 2nd ed. (London, 1842).
Law, Government, Political Economy, Statistics, &c.
Medicine, Surgery, Anatomy and Physiology.
Domestic Animals, and Veterinary.
Agriculture and Gardening.
Arts, Manufactures, and Domestic Economy.
Trade and Commerce.
Architecture, and Engineering.
Drawing, Painting, Engraving, Sculpture, and Music.
Encyclopaedias and General Dictionaries.
Memoirs, Transactions, and Publications of Literary, and Scientific Institutions.
Asiatic and African History.
General, and Literary History, and Chronology.
Geography and Topography.
Maps, Atlases, Globes and Busts.
Voyages and Travels.
Antiquities, Ethnology, Genealogy, Heraldry, Mythology, Numismatics.
Collective Authors, and Polite Literature.
Poetry and Drama.
Orations, Addresses, Eulogies, Speeches, Lectures, and Letters.
Dictionaries, Grammars, and Alphabets.
Novels, Tales, Games and Sports.
Periodicals and Newspapers.