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Joseph F. Smith letters

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2056
Collection consists of photocopies of letters sent by Joseph F. Smith to his wife Mary T. Smith between 1884 and 1918. These include descriptions of his travels, meetings, and his love for his family. Two pages bear the title "From Bishop Hunter's history", while two others are entitled "From Joseph Smith's history."

Dates

  • 1884-1918

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Privacy restricted until 2018; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use note

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

Extent

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Abstract

Letters written by Joseph F. Smith to his wife Mary Taylor, 1884-1918.

Biographical History

Mary T. Smith (1865-1956) was a wife of Joseph F. Smith.

Mary Taylor Schwartz was born on April 30, 1865 in Holliday, Utah. The niece of President John Taylor, she married Joseph F. Smith in 1884. Together they had seven children: John, Calvin, Samuel, James, Agnes, Silias and Royal Grant. She died in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 5, 1956.
Biographical History Joseph F. Smith was the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1901 to 1918.

Joseph F. Smith was born November 13, 1838, to Hyrum and Mary Fielding Smith. He migrated to Utah with his mother after his father was martyred. Once in Utah, he began his life service to the church. In 1865, he served in the territorial legislature. Joseph served as President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1901 to 1918. He died November 19, 1918.

Custodial History note

Donated by Buddy Youngreen in 1986.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Buddy Youngreen; 1986.

Appraisal note

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Processing Information note

Processed; H. Christine Broomhead; 8 May 2007.
Title
Register of Joseph F. Smith letters
Status
completed
Author
Karen Glenn and H. Christine Broomhead, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Date
2009
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States