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John Henry Smeath mission journals

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 3917
The John Henry Smeath mission journals, 1923-1990. Includes: John Henry Smeath journals, 1923-1925 and Maude Frances Smeath Weight personal history, 1990. John Henry Smeath served in the British Isles Mission from 1923-1925, and the collection includes both his original journals and a bound typescript. The personal history of Maude Weight, John Henry's sister, is also included.

Dates

  • 1923-1990

Creator

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 John Henry Smeath mission journals must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

5 folders (0.40 linear ft.)

Biographical History

John Henry Smeath was born March 18, 1902, in Montpelier, Vermont, to James Charles Smeath and Frances Mae Brown Smeath. Despite his family's financial hardships, he chose to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, beginning in September 1923. On October 10, 1928, Smeath married Alice Delores Anderson, with whom he had five children. Smeath died from cardiac arrest on January 20, 1994 in Springville, Utah. Maude Frances Smeath Weight, John Henry's sister, was born July 11, 1900, also in Montpelier, Vermont. On June 4, 1924, she married Verne W. Weight in the Salt Lake Temple. She was an expert whistler, a skill she used while performing with the USO during World War II. She moved to Provo, Utah, after 51 years in Los Angeles, California. She died of natural causes in Provo on November 23, 1998.

Arrangement

The John Henry Smeath mission journals, 1923-1990includes two archival series: (1) John Henry Smeath journals, 1923-1925 and (2) Maude Frances Smeath Weight personal history, 1990.

Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 2004.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated ; Donna S. Peterson; 2004.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

These items are part of th 20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.
Title
Register of John Henry Smeath mission journals
Status
completed
Author
Garrett Schroath
Date
2011 May 5
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States