The collection contains handwritten letters, a reminiscence, and a draft for an obituary. The reminiscence is by Sarah Melissa Johnson and relates to her life growing up in Nauvoo, Illinois. She mentions how her father was called to protect the Prophet Joseph Smith whom they considered to be in danger.
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Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Benjamin F. Johnson papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
1 folder (0.03 linear ft.)
Mormon missionary and patriarch who served as a private secretary to the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith (1805-1844). He was also a farmer, orchardist, and freighter.
Donated by Delightra Cutler in 1981.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Delightra Cutler; 1981.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Johnson, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1905 (Person)
- Johnson, Sarah Melissa (Person)
- Register of Benjamin F. Johnson papers
- Elisa Visick
- 2010 September 13
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