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Box 1

 Container

Contains 17 Collections and/or Records:

Hyrum Smith mission diary, 1831-1833, 1835

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1-3
Identifier: Vault MSS 774 Series 1
Scope and Contents Diary written by Smith of his mission travels in Ohio. The book is covered in an oil-cloth binding with a hand-painted floral design. The tradition of the Smith family is that this cover was made by Hyrum's mother, Lucy Mack Smith. Dated 1831-1835.

Hyrum Smith mission diary, 1832-1833

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4-6
Identifier: Vault MSS 774 Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials relate mission to the east with his brother, William. Dated 1832-1833.

Hyrum Smith account book, 1835-1845

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7-8
Identifier: Vault MSS 774 Series 1

Hyrum Smith day book, 1835 May-August

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9-11
Identifier: Vault MSS 774 Series 1
Scope and Contents The day book relates mission to the east with Jared Carter, and includes lists and financial notes. Various names are listed throughout the book, with an amount in dollars written next to each name, then underlined the width of the page. Some entries are crossed out, apparently after being paid or reclaimed. Dated May-August 1835.

Book of reckords, 1835-1838

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 12-14
Identifier: Vault MSS 774 Series 1
Scope and Contents The book relates commencement of mission to the South with Jared Carter, February 24, 1835; mission to eastern states to collect funds for Kirtland Temple, August-September 1835; and, miscellaneous dated notes. Dated 1835-1838.

Writings, approximately 1844

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 15-17
Identifier: Vault MSS 774 Series 1
Scope and Contents Writings in a journal by a later hand than Hyrum Smith's. The majority of the entries in the volume appear to be psalms or poetry of some sort, while some entries on the back page contain names. Dated approximately 1844.

Hyrum Smith letter to Hannah Grinnels and children, 1839 March 16

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 18-20
Identifier: Vault MSS 774 Series 2
Scope and Contents Letter written by Smith from Liberty Jail, this two page letter contains advice to "Sister Grinnels" and Hyrum Smith's children. "Sister Grinnels" is likely Hannah Grinnels, a woman who lived with Hyrum's family to help care for the children, The signature at the bottom of the letter has been clipped away. Dated March 16, 1839. Also includes a one page letter written by Cleone Smith Isom on August 24, 1985 clarifying the identity of those mentioned in the letter.

William Sanford letter to Hyrum Smith, 1842 July 25

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 21-23
Identifier: Vault MSS 774 Series 2
Scope and Contents Letter to Smith from his cousin, William Sanford, of Springfield, Illinois. Mentions surprise at having received a letter from a relative, his stay in Illinois, and his desire to visit "your city" (Nauvoo). Dated July 25, 1842.

Hyrum Smith letter to Thomas H. Owen, Esq., 1844 June 4

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 24-26
Identifier: Vault MSS 774 Series 2
Scope and Contents Letter contains Smith's response to a letter from Owen, who appears to be a candidate for state House of Representatives. Hyrum mentions the feelings of the community and himself toward current candidates running for the House, and other matters related to politics at the time. Dated June 4, 1844.

Smith Addition to Nauvoo, 1840 April 4

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 27-28
Identifier: Vault MSS 774 Series 3
Scope and Contents Map shows an addition to the existing city of Nauvoo, Illinois surveyed by J. Wilson Williams on March 25-26, 1840. The map shows Harris, Robinson, Taylor, and Brattle streets horizontally and Wells, Bluff, and Back streets which are shown vertically on the map. The page shows a map on one side and a note related to filing of the claim on the other. Dated April 4, 1840.