George Albert Smith letter
File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 47
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a handwritten letter in pencil dated 2 December 1911. The item is signed with "Papa" and is addressed to Lucy E. W. Smith of Salt Lake City, Utah. Smith tells his wife how he is doing in California. Apparently, Smith was going from California to Arizona by train when he wrote the letter.
- 1911 December 2
- Smith, George Albert, 1870-1951 (Person)
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 George Albert Smith letter, 1991, must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
George Albert Smith served as an apostle and as President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. George Albert Smith was born on April 4, 1870, in Salt Lake City. His father, John Henry Smith, and grandfather, George A. Smith, had both been counselors to Church Presidents. His mother was a daughter of Lorin Farr, the pioneer founder and early mayor of Ogden, Utah. On May 25, 1892, George Albert Smith married Lucy Emily Woodruff, the daughter of Wilford Woodruff, Jr., and Emily Jane Smith. They had three children: Emily (Mrs. Robert M. Stewart), Edith (Mrs. George O. Elliott), and George Albert, Jr. While employed in the Federal Land Office for Utah, George Albert Smith was ordained an apostle at thirty-three years of age on October 8, 1903, by President Joseph F. Smith. Despite fragile health and impaired eyesight, he had a distinguished career as a Church leader. He became President of the Church on May 21, 1945. He organized the Church's welfare assistance to Europe following World War II. He also was involved in and supported Scouting among Latter-day Saints. After six years as President, George Albert Smith died in Salt Lake City on his eighty-first birthday, April 4, 1951.
1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
The collection contains a handwritten letter in pencil dated 2 December 1911. The item is signed with "Papa" and is addressed to Lucy E. W. Smith of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
- Register of the George Albert Smith letter
- Rose Frank
- 23 March 2011
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.