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Smith, John Henry, 1848-1911

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1848-1911

John Henry Smith (1848-1911) was a politician and ecclesiastical leader in Utah. He served as an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1880 to 1911.

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Reed Smoot newspaper clippings, 1897-1942

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1187 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains newspaper clippings on the career of Reed Smoot. Primarily deals with news about the Smoot hearings, found in both Utah newspapers and other newspapers. Also contains articles on Smoot's opinion on prohibition and his election reports. Dated 1897-1942.

Reed Smoot photographs, 1903-1935

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1187 Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains photographs of Reed Smoot in various capacities. Includes pictures of him with Charles Lindbergh and President Calvin Coolidge. Also includes images of Smoot's early life and his relatives, particularly Abraham O. Smoot.

Reed Smoot speeches and articles, 1883-1941

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1187 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains addresses given by Smoot and articles authored by him. Includes his words on political and other subjects. Also contains his election addresses. Pertains to reclamation projects, prohibition, history, and religion. Newspaper articles address Smoot's life and success as a Senator. Dated 1883-1941.

Reed Smoot subject files, 1837-1966

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1187 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains research files arranged by subject which pertained to Smoot's career and work. Includes several files on the Mormon church and its history, particularly with polygamy. Also includes many economic papers, agriculture and forestry reports, and war during Smoot's political career. Dated 1837-1966.

Smith family artifacts

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 775
Scope and Contents Collection consists of physical artifacts of Hyrum Smith and his son John Smith. These include a walking stick of Hyrum Smith, a walking cane of John Smith purchased while on his mission to Denmark, Hyrum Smith's metal scales, John Smith's pistol and carrying case, Hyrum Smith's razor and case (ownership of this item is dubious; it may have belonged to his grandson, Hyrum Fisher Smith), Hyrum Smith's coin purse and notebook, a knife of uncertain ownership, and six portraits (two of Hyrum Smith,...

Jesse Nathaniel Smith letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1436
Scope and Contents Handwritten letters and scratch notes. The letters are addressed to Jesse Nathaniel Smith from his relatives John Henry Smith and Joseph Fielding Smith. The authors discuss the present and possibly future social and political ramifications of the Edmunds Act (1882), and the Edmunds-Tucker Act (1887) on their lifestyles as polygamous Mormons.

John Henry Smith letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1364
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letter, addressed to Joseph Ellis Wilson, composed in Salt Lake City, Utah, and dated 1 Oct. 1893. Smith expresses grief over the death of Wilson's mother.

Reed Smoot papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1187
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, journals, photographs, newspaper clippings, speeches, and memorabilia. Most of the materials relate to Smoot's career as a senator and his activities as a church leader. His senatorial materials document his work with the United Sates Tariff Commission, as well as his confirmation hearings. His correspondents include the president of the United States: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover and...