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Miscellaneous Smith family documents

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4246

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous Smith family documents, 1835-1965, which is a combination of original and photocopied documents. Materials relate to both the LDS and RLDS churches.


  • 1835-1965


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Cleone Smith Isom (1905-2000) is a 3rd great granddaughter of Joseph Smith, Sr. through his son Hyrum Smith. Her brother Eldred G. Smith (1907-2013) served as LDS Church Patriarch, as had the previous family generations back to Joseph Smith, Sr.


13 folders (0.96 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Cleone Smith Isom; 1987.


History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon and Western American Manuscripts Collection Development Policy V.B.5.a, 2020)

Related Materials

This collection was originally part of the large Joseph Smith Sr. family collection. In December 2001, these materials were divided into separate collections by provenance as follows: the Hyrum Smith papers (Vault MSS 774), the John Smith papers (Vault MSS 803), the Hyrum Fisher Smith papers (MSS 2362), and the Hyrum Gibbs Smith papers (Vault MSS 804). The documents comprising this collection were collected by Cleone Smith Isom.

Related Materials

These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.


Incomplete Contents Miscellaneous Smith family documents, 1835-1965, contains 8 series: (1) Religious Materials, 1835-1965; (2) Legal Documents, 1839-1860; (3) Financial Documents, 1841; (4) Biographical Information, 1869-1913; (5) Correspondence, 1888-1947; (6) Poems, 1896; (7) Newspaper Clippings, 1879-1963; and (8) Miscellaneous Items, 1907.

Register of Smith family Miscellaneous documents
Under Revision
Rose Frank
2011 June 23
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States