- The Egyptian Papyri. The relationship of these texts to the Book of Abraham have recently come into question (especially with the new edition of LDS scriptures), but their material presence in early Mormon history remains significant. Indeed, the very history of this papyri is a fascinating story.
- The Kirtland Egyptian Papers. These fascinating documents were used as Joseph Smith, WW Phelps, and other explored the Egyptian language in Kirtland. Again, their relationship to the Book of Mormon is a point of scholarly contestation.
- Revelation, 19 January 1841, recorded in the Book of the Law of the Lord: This entry in a historically fascinating book calls for “antiquities” to be gathered in Nauvoo.
- Joseph Smith Journal, 1835-1836: the entry mentions Joseph’s work with the Book of Abraham and his study of Hebrew.
- Printing Plate for Facsimile 2 in the Book of Abraham.
- Other books and printed materials used in the School of the Prophets when the saints studied Hebrew, or books like those used.
It shouldn’t be necessary to emphasize the importance of these documents. As far as we can tell, hey have never been on display before (and research access to them have been historically limited), and who knows if they will ever go on display again. If you are in the Salt Lake City area, you might want to make a quick trip to the Church History Library.
Commendation should be given to the Church for this fantastic opportunity.