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Richards, Samuel W. (Samuel Whitney), 1824-1909

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1824-1909

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical sketches of Samuel Whitney Richards

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 93
Scope and Contents Three typewritten biographical sketches of Richards containing information on his baptism, missionary labors, political offices, and marriages. One incident as President of the British Mission is included as reported in the Deseret News.

Discourse on missionary activities in Great Britain

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 308
Scope and Contents Handwritten discourse delivered in the "tabernacle" on Sunday 29 Oct. 1854. The item was recorded by J. V. Long. Richards tells about his experiences as a missionary for the Mormon Church in Great Britain.

Early Utah account books, 1850-1881

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3147 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Samuel Richards Utah Territorial Tax Book, 1850-1857. Including: A brown, hard-cover book (16 x 9.5 cm) used by Samuel Richards to record territorial and county taxes paid in Utah Territory during the years 1850-1857. Includes some tax information for such prominent Church figures as Heber C. Kimball, W. W. Phelps, Abraham O. Smoot, and others.Samuel Richard Jewkes Sawmill Account Book—Emery County, Utah— 1879-1881. Including: One tan, leather-bound book (19 x 12 cm) used by Jewkes...

Early Utah business items, 1854-1908

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3147 Series 3
Scope and Contents note Contract between Sidney A. Knowlton and O. B. Huntington— 6 February 1854. Letter—Hawkeye Steel Barb Fence Company to Springville Cooperative Institution— 11 May 1887. Letter recommending a certain building site for the Price, Utah courthouse. Bids for building the Utah State Prison— October 1907 and 15 February 1908.

Early Utah collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 3147
Abstract The items have been divided into five series: 1) Account Books, 1850–1881; 2) Letters, 1864-1912; 3) Business Items, 1854-1908; 4) Ephemera, 31 March 1866; and 5) Poem, 7 April 1868.

Early Utah ephemera, 31 March 1866

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3147 Series 4
Scope and Contents note Playbill for the Salt Lake Theatre— 31 March 1866. Including: One playbill (31 x 8.5 cm) for the Salt Lake City Theatre. Advertising for The Creole; or, Love’s Fetters, staring Julia Dean Hayne [Brigham Young’s favorite actress]; Handy Andy!; and The Magic Spell!! Folder also includes a photocopy of the playbill.

Early Utah letters, 1864-1912

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3147 Series 2
Scope and Contents note Letter—Joseph S. Roberson to Nathan Stein— 19 October 1864. Including: One letter, approximately four lines long, written on The Overland Stage Line, Ben Holladay, Prop’r. letterhead. Roberson tells Stein he has arrived in Salt Lake and expects to be installed as agent within a day or two.Letter—Giles Moses to Alonzo Moses— 18 March 1865. Including: One letter (a folio with four pages), written by Giles Moses of Salt Lake to Alonzo Moses of Morgan, Ashtabula County, Ohio. Giles...

Early Utah poetry, 7 April 1868

 Series
Identifier: MSS 3147 Series 5
Scope and Contents note Poem—Ten years old, by Louisa Lula Greene Richards— 7 April 1868. Including: A one page, holograph poem, written by Louisa in Smithfield, Cache County, Utah, and addressed To my dear brother Daniel Kent Greene, on his tenth birthday. Apr. 7-1868. Folder also includes a photocopy of the poem.

Samuel W. Richards diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 732
Scope and Contents Photocopies of excerpts from handwritten diaries. The items cover the years 1846-1847, 1857-1859, 1868, 1869, 1873, and 1875-1876. Richards lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, presided over the European Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, prepared Utah Militia units for an expedition into Sanpete County, and served on another mission to the Eastern United States. Also included are patriarchal blessings and miscellaneous items relating to Richards and his family.

Samuel W. Richards papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2854
Scope and Contents Photocopies of microfilmed copies of diaries, letters, notes, and financial records. Richards was born in Massachusetts in 1824 and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He migrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, where he served in the "Nauvoo Legion" militia. Richards married Mary Parker in Nauvoo and moved to Utah in 1849. He served as missionary and mission president for his faith in Great Britain, the East U.S., and Europe. He was made a patriarch in 1902 and died in 1909.