45 years ago today - Aug 11, 1967

At a meeting in the Tustin Ward Chapel of Santa Ana, California, Hugh Nibley states that the papyrus text for the Book of Abraham and the Book of Joseph were not destroyed in the Chicago fire but are still in existence. The first official announcement of the papyri's existence occurs over three months later.

[Source: On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]

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