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John L. Smith journals, 1846-1895

Identifier: MSS 680 Series 1
Includes journals and photocopies of journals created by John L. Smith, from 1846 to 1895. Journals discuss early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, personal history, and the missionary service of John L. Smith in Switzerland, Italy, and England. Also includes letters and photocopies of letters.


  • 1846-1895

Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted. Photocopies available for public use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John L. Smith papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.


From the Collection: 5 boxes (2.25 linear ft.)

Biographical / Historical

Smith was an early LDS Church member, first cousin of Joseph Smith (1805-1844), and younger brother of George A. Smith. He was a Church patriarch and mission president, and served as a delegate to the Utah Territorial Legislature.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopies located in Box 3-5.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States