Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde's 1837 Vision of the Infernal World
An Eye of Faith : Essays in Honor of Richard O. Cowan
Religious Studies Center, BYU
In 1837, LDS apostles Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde traveled to Great Britain to preach the gospel. Just ten days after arriving, they gave a blessing to Isaac Russell, a native missionary. According to popular accounts, Kimball and Hyde had an extended vision of evil spirits. This chapter examines the various accounts of this experience.