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Smith, Joseph F. (Joseph Fielding), 1838-1918

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1838-1918

Biographical History

Joseph F. Smith (1838-1918) was the sixth president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving between 1901 and 1918.

Joseph Fielding Smith was born November 13, 1838, to Hyrum and Mary Fielding Smith. He migrated to Utah with his mother after his father was martyred. Once in Utah, he began his life service to the church. In 1865, he served in the territorial legislature. Joseph served as President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1901 to 1918. He died November 19, 1918.

Citation

His From prophet to son, 1981: t.p. (Joseph F. Smith)

LDS.org, via WWW, Feb. 13, 2006 (Joseph F. Smith; b. November 13, 1838, in Far West Missouri; d. Nov. 19, 1918, in Salt Lake City; served as 6th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1901 to 1918)

UPB files, Feb. 13, 2006 (hdg.: Smith, Joseph Fielding, 1838-1918; usage: Joseph F. Smith)

LDS.org Church History (Joseph F. Smith; b. 13 Nov 1838 to Hyrum and Mary Fielding Smith; migrated to Utah; served in territorial legislature; served as President of LDS Church; d. 19 Nov 1918)

Found in 89 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander L. Baugh published articles

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2775
Scope and Contents Copies of published articles. "Blessed is the First Man Baptised in This Font" in Mormon Historical Studies 3 (Fall 2002) no. 2. "Was Joseph F. Smith Blessed by His Father Hyrum Smith in Liberty Jail?" in Mormon Historical Studies 4 (Spring 2003) no. 1. "From High Hopes to Despair: the Missouri Period 1831-39" in Ensign 31 (July 2001) no. 7.

Board of Trustees records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 146
Scope and Contents Certificates of sale and correspondence to and from Joseph B. Keeler concerning Brigham Young University lands sold to various individuals and the deeding of Brigham Young University lands to the Latter-day Saint Church, 1910-1919.

Book of revelations

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 214
Scope and Contents Includes eight revelations relating to individuals and Mormon doctrine, written in the hand of Annie Taylor Hyde.

Andrew Borgeson correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2899
Scope and Contents Two letters exchanged between Andrew Borgeson and Joseph F. Smith, an apostle in the Mormon Church, concerning the former being sealed by adoption into the family of Hyrum Smith. In the first letter, Andrew Borgeson refers to an earlier meeting with Joseph F. Smith where Smith discussed the subject of adoption sealings. Smith's reply explains that these sealings are currently available at the St. George Temple and can be performed by himself or his cousin, John L. Smith. Smith also adds that...

Bush family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2217
Abstract This collection, containing letters, journals, newspaper articles, and other family correspondence, has been organized into folders by year, starting in 1846 and ending in 1960.

Business papers, 1913-1958

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1993 Series 2
Scope and Contents The business series contains correspondence and other papers from Richards' various legal cases, dating 1913-1958. It includes correspondence concerning Columbia University and with Ernest L. Wilkinson.

Cannon and Willis families papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2216
Overview Boxes 1 and 2 being mostly manuscript material and booklets (as well as a few photographs), and boxes 3-5 being diaries and a folder of photocopies from a scrapbook and an autobiography. Most the manuscript material is typescript in form, coming from various persons. Boxes 3, 4, and the first folder of 5 contain all 33 of Lucy Grant Cannon's diaries. Some of her diaries overlap, meaning she apparently kept, sometimes, two or even three diaries at the same time. Her last six diaries, black in...

Frank J. Cannon letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2042
Scope and Contents Typewritten and signed letter written to John M. Cannon in Washington, D.C. Frank is asking John to talk to the president of the Mormon Church, Joseph F. Smith (1838-1918), concerning $15,000 in coupons which Frank gave to Smith after a conference.

Zina Young Card photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 105
Scope and Contents Collection includes photographs of various early church leaders, especially prominent women members. Includes images of Brigham Young's wives and family, Joseph F. Smith, George Albert Smith, Eliza R. Snow, and the Card family.

Church papers, approximately 1917-1967

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1993 Series 1
Scope and Contents This series contains Richards' correspondence and other papers with prominent LDS Church leaders including Heber J. Grant, Joseph F. Smith, J. Reuben Clark, Jr., John A. Widtsoe, David O. MacKay, and Stephen L. Richards. This series spans from circa 1917 to 1967. It icludes two letters, 1938 and 1951, two Title Insurance and Trust Company documents, dated 1949, 1951, correspondence between Preston Richards and J. Reuben Clark, Jr., circa 1917-1949, and correspondence, mostly legal...