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Photocopies of microfilmed copies of diaries, letters, notes, and financial records. Richards was born in Massachusetts in 1824 and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He migrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, where he served in the "Nauvoo Legion" militia. Richards married Mary Parker in Nauvoo and moved to Utah in 1849. He served as missionary and mission president for his faith in Great Britain, the East U.S., and Europe. He was made a patriarch in 1902 and died in 1909.
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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 Samuel W. Richards papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Richards was pioneer, missionary, and a leader for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
This item was photocopied from reels 67 through 72 of the 920 microfilm collection.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Missions--Europe--History
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Missions--Great Britain--History
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Missions--East (U.S.)--History
- Missions and Missionaries
- Mormon missionaries -- East (U.S.) -- History
- Mormon missionaries -- Europe -- History -- Sources
- Mormon missionaries -- Great Britain -- History
- Mormon pioneers -- History
- Nauvoo (Ill.) -- History
- Salt Lake City (Utah) -- History
- Register of Samuel W. Richards papers
- Megan Furcini
- 2011 March 23
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.