Deseret Almanac for the Year of 1865: Being the Thirty Sixth Year of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, From April 6, 1830. Calculated for Deseret: Lat. 40 45m. North, and Longitude 111 26m. West of Greenwich
Place Published: Great Salt Lake City, UT
Publisher: Printed at the Deseret News Office
Date Published: 1865
Book Id: 45107
[16pp] Duodecimo [18.5 cm] Plain tan wrappers that have had some minor, professional repairs at the extremities. Written on front wrap, in old brown ink: "Forest Farm," referring to the library of Brigham Young's 'forest farm.' The last page had been torn out with a small piece remaining at left edge. This page was professionally repaired with the missing part of the last page with a scanned partial facsimile. The rest of the pages were cleaned, resized and restored.
This almanac's title page is followed by the Signs of the Zodiac, Names and Characters of the Planets and a list of eclipses in 1865 (p). This is followed (p[3-14]) by calendars for every month that give the phases of the moon, the rising and setting of the sun, the setting of the moon, a few world dates, some Mormon dates, and zodiac signs. The foot of each of these pages contain local advertisements. The final two pages (p.[15-16]) contain advertisements and recipes. Accompanying this volume are two items: 1) a copy of two pages from the Improvement Era (pp 563 & 588), an article by Alber E. Zobell, Jr., describing said Almanac being in the possession of Richard Burton of West Los Angeles, California; 2) a copy of a letter on LDS Church Council of the Twelve stationery by John A. Widtsoe to Richard Burton of West Lost Angeles, California supporting the Brigham Young provenance of this item. Very rare. We are able to locate three institutional holdings. Flake/Draper 6353a.