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Smith, Hyrum, 1800-1844

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1800-1844

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

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.

Joseph Smith portraits : a search for the prophet's likeness

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2072
Abstract Items include research notes and materials regarding the many different representations of Joseph Smith (1805-1844). Contains copies of these likenesses, and also contains information on the different artists who have created them, particularly Sutcliffe Maudsley. A large portion of the material deals with the death mask of Joseph Smith, and its comparison to his portraits.

William Law diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2526
Scope and Contents Typewritten copy of a diary. The journal was kept from 1 Jan. to 28 June 1844 when Law was in Nauvoo, Illinois. Law writes about his excommunication from the Mormon Church, a visit from Hyrum Smith (1800-1844), and the operation of the Nauvoo Expositor newspaper. He also and gives his opinion of Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and comments on his death.

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...

Sutcliffe Maudsley portraits

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 787
Scope and Contents Pen-and-ink portraits of the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), and his brother, Hyrum Smith (1800-1844). The items have been framed for possible display. The portraits may have been cut from something larger. The items were signed at the bottom of each picture and were dated 1844. Collection also includes digital scans of the items on compact disc.

Moore family patriarchal blessings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1308
Scope and Contents Three handwritten and signed patriarchal blessings of Moore family members David, Susan, and Sarah. Two blessings are dated 29 January 1844 at Nauvoo, Illinois and were signed by Hyrum Smith. The third is dated 26 January 1889 at Ogden, Utah.

Nauvoo Masonic Lodge minutes

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 989
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten minutes taken at the meetings of the Nauvoo Masonic Lodge in Nauvoo, Illinois, from October 15, 1841 to May 6, 1842. The documents include rolls of those present. The items were signed by Hyrum Smith and by the secretary, John C. Bennett. Contains two copies. Dated 1841-1842.

Dallin H. Oaks and Marvin S. Hill research files for Carthage Conspiracy

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1519
Scope and Contents Contains miscellaneous notes, correspondence, newspaper articles, several drafts of the book, footnotes, bibliographic notes, and photographs. Many of the items were gathered from the Hancock County courthouse. Materials were compiled between approximately 1970 and 1975 for the production of the book Carthage Conspiracy.

Josiah Lambourn praecipe

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 436
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed order dated 5 June 1845. Labourn directs the Hancock Circuit Court to subpoena prosecution witnesses for the upcoming trial of the murders of Hyrum Smith, second patriarch of the Mormon Church. The item lists the witnesses.