BYU accepts donation of historical books

The books are antiques from 1840, and have been donated by Gordon Hinckley's children. | Contributed photo

Brigham Young University has received five valuable books from 15th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon Hinckley. 

The books are antiques from 1840, and have been donated by the Hinckley's children.

The Hinkley family, Director of University Relations Jim Kasen, and the university's special collections team collaborated on this project, which has ensured the display of these valuable works. The complete inventory of the five books is made up of four rare editions of The Book of Mormon, as well as a single copy of Doctrine and Covenants.

"It was very gracious of the Hinckley family to make this donation," Linda Thomas, who serves as the manager at the center, said. "I'm sure these are precious family heirlooms to them and we're very happy to have them on display in the Hinkley Center," 

"President Hinckley was a vital figure in the growth of BYU," Kasen said. "It's wonderful to have a building named after him that holds some things that were more of a personal nature to him."

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