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Music written by Katharine Salisbury's granddaughters, 1901

Identifier: MSS 3078 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Series contains sheet music written in 1901 as the cooperative efforts of Katharine Smith Salisbury's four granddaughters—the daughters of her son Don Carlos Salisbury and his wife Sibian. The four granddaughters were Florence Salisbury, Grace Salisbury, Emma Hale Salisbury, and Mary Salisbury Dean Hancock. Also contains the manila envelope on which is written the explanation of the sheet music along with a brief biography of each of the contributing Salisbury sisters. Also a note card with similar explanation that was included with the sheet music.


  • 1901


Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted; permission to use items must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons must use photocopies.

Conditions Governing Access

Photographs kept in cold vault; 24 hours advance notice required to use items.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Salisbury family letters and photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

The Salisbury family was headed by Katharine Smith Salisbury, sister to the Prophet Joseph Smith. Katharine Smith was born July 28, 1813 at West Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, the seventh surviving child and second daughter of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith. On June 8, 1831 she married Mormon convert Wilkins Jenkins Salisbury, and together they had eight children: Elizabeth, Lucy, Solomon, Alvin, Don Carlos, Emma, Loren and Fredrick. Wilkins Salisbury later apostatized from the Church and was erratic in his support for Katharine and their children. Katharine died of pneumonia on February 2, 1900 in Fountain Green, Illinois.


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Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States