Joseph F. Smith letter to Frank S. Bellings
Scope and Contents
Letter to Frank S. Bellings of 17 Feb. 1905 discussing the marriage customs and sexual practices of Mormons, especially referring to the basic principles of celestial or polygamous marriage. Bellings was doing research for a book on ethics and morality. Apparently, his research was never published in book form.
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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Open for public research.
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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.
Donated by Donald Cannon in 1977.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Donald Cannon; 1977.
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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