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Salisbury family Restoration Project papers, 1960-2001

Identifier: MSS 3078 Series 3

Scope and Contents

Series contains a program and newspaper clippings related to the restoration work on historic buildings associated with the family, including the Heber C. Kimball home and the Joseph Smith, Sr. farmhouse. Materials date from between 1960 and 2001.


  • 1960-2001

Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted; permission to use items must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons must use photocopies.

Conditions Governing Access

Photographs kept in cold vault; 24 hours advance notice required to use items.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Salisbury family letters and photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection: The Salisbury family was headed by Katharine Smith Salisbury, sister to the Prophet Joseph Smith. Katharine Smith was born July 28, 1813 at West Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, the seventh surviving child and second daughter of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith. On June 8, 1831 she married Mormon convert Wilkins Jenkins Salisbury, and together they had eight children: Elizabeth, Lucy, Solomon, Alvin, Don Carlos, Emma, Loren and Fredrick. Wilkins Salisbury later apostatized from the Church and was erratic in his support for Katharine and their children. Katharine died of pneumonia on February 2, 1900 in Fountain Green, Illinois.


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