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Joseph F. Smith letter to Frank S. Bellings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 942
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.

Dates

  • 1905

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Extent

5 p.

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

Donated by Donald Cannon in 1977.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Donald Cannon; 1977.

Appraisal

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Title
Register of Joseph F. Smith letter to Frank S. Bellings
Status
in_progress
Author
Elisa Visick
Date
2010 July 26
Description rules
appm
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States