Sally Bradford Parker, Correspondence, Mormon women, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, History, 19th century
Sally Bradford Parker is not a name most LDS Church members recognize, but her faith, exemplified through the letter featured below, weaves an important fabric distinctive to early Latter-day Saint women. The limited number of known early Mormon women's voices, especially prior to the organization of the Relief Society in 1842, makes this document particularly valuable. As Sally shares her experience, she augments and supports the testimony of Hyrum Smith as a Book of Mormon witness and particularly the witness of another woman—the Prophet's mother, Lucy Mack Smith. When Sally arrived in Kirtland she was in awe of the many Latter-day Saints who focused their lives in faith and prayer. Lucy Mack was one of those exemplary individuals. Lucy's sincerity deeply impressed Sally, who seems to have shared a motherly kinship with her.
Johnson, Janiece L.
"“The Scriptures Is a Fulfilling”: Sally Parker's Weave,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 44:
2, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol44/iss2/9