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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.

Dates

  • 1911 December 2

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 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.

Biographical History

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.

Extent

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Overview

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.

Appraisal

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Title
Register of the George Albert Smith letter
Author
Rose Frank
Date
23 March 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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