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Smith, Hyrum, 1800-1844

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1800-1844

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Claims on the estates of Joseph and Hyrum Smith

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2226
Scope and Contents Handwritten claims and bills submitted against the estates of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. The items request payments on charges made by the two men between 1841 and 1844. Joseph and Hyrum were brothers and leaders of the Mormon Church. They were murdered in 1844.

Hyrum Smith bibles and family records, 1834, 1872

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 774 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains two bibles owned by Hyrum Smith. Includes an 1834 family bible that has a family record in the middle of the book, dated up to 1872; and, an Old Testament in Hebrew with Latin notations, said to be used by Hyrum while attending the School of the Prophets. Includes photocopy of part of family record from family bible.

Hyrum Smith correspondence, 1839-1844

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 774 Series 2
Scope and Contents Three letters written to and from Hyrum Smith. Includes one letter written from Liberty Jail, Missouri. Dated 1839-1844.

Hyrum Smith diaries and other writings, 1831-1835

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 774 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains diaries and other writings related to Hyrum Smith. Includes missionary diaries kept by Hyrum for missions in the Ohio area, the eastern states, and southern states. Also includes an account book, a day book, and a book of miscellaneous writings not in Hyrum's hand. Dated 1831-1835.

Hyrum Smith property records, 1837-1846

 Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 774 Series 3
Scope and Contents Records mostly related to Hyrum Smith's property in Lee County, Iowa, and Nauvoo, Illnois. Includes maps of his Smith's "additions" to the city, as well as several indentures related to the buying and selling of this property. Also includes some documents related to Smith family property in Kirtland, Ohio, and Far West, Missouri. Includes a tax document for Hyrum's estate and an indenture for his property being sold after his death. Dated 1837-1846.

Martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1059
Scope and Contents Photocopy of holograph account of the murder of Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and his brother Hyrum (1800-1844) on June 27, 1844. Jones was with the Smiths in the Carthage jail the night before they were killed. He was involved in carrying messages to and from Joseph and in appealing to Illinois officials for greater protection for the two men. Jones relates some comments verbatim made by Joseph that indicate he had a premonition of death, as well as remarks by the mob. He also tells of the reaction...

Sally Randall letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1015
Scope and Contents Typed copy of a letter written in Nauvoo, Illinois, on July 1, 1844 and addressed to "Dear Friends." Randall writes about the murder of the first president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Joseph Smith, and his brother, Hyrum.

Hyrum Smith papers

 Collection — oversize: 4
Identifier: Vault MSS 774
Scope and Contents Collection includes diaries, letters, property records, bibles and family records related to Hyrum Smith. Includes diaries of missions taken by Hyrum, the 1834 Hyrum Smith family bible, with family record dating up to 1872, and material used by the School of the Prophets in Kirtland, Ohio. Dated 1831-1872.

Hyrum Smith statement

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 135
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed statement and dated 26 Oct. 1843. "Know all men by these presents that we Hyrum Smith, Charles Shumway, and Sidney Rigdon." They were appointed "conservator of the estate of Joel Bullard, judged insane."

James W. Woods memoirs

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1060
Scope and Contents Photocopied typescript of an autobiography. In 1882 when Woods was "upwards of eighty years of age" he was interviewed for several weeks probably by Edgar R. Harlan with a stenographer present who wrote down the conversations. These materials were later condensed and pertinent portions were woven into a narrative. As a lawyer in Iowa, Woods was involved in many legal actions of that state. Woods was hired by Joseph Smith (1805-1844) to serve as his counselor when he and his brother Hyrum...