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Smith, Joseph F. (Joseph Fielding), 1838-1918



  • Existence: 1838 - 1918


Joseph F. Smith (1838-1918) was the sixth president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving between 1901 and 1918.

Joseph Fielding Smith was born November 13, 1838, to Hyrum and Mary Fielding Smith. He migrated to Utah with his mother after his father was martyred. In 1865, he served in the territorial legislature. Joseph served as the 6th president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1901 to 1918. He died November 19, 1918 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

His From prophet to son, 1981: t.p. (Joseph F. Smith), via WWW, Feb. 13, 2006 (Joseph F. Smith; b. November 13, 1838, in Far West Missouri; d. Nov. 19, 1918, in Salt Lake City; served as 6th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1901 to 1918)

UPB files, Feb. 13, 2006 (hdg.: Smith, Joseph Fielding, 1838-1918; usage: Joseph F. Smith) Church History (Joseph F. Smith; b. 13 Nov 1838 to Hyrum and Mary Fielding Smith; migrated to Utah; served in territorial legislature; served as President of LDS Church; d. 19 Nov 1918)

Found in 95 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham Brigham Liechty photographs of the German Mission

Identifier: MSS 6623
Scope and Contents

Contains several group photographs of the German Mission (1900-1903) in which Abraham Brigham Liechty is identified: 2 photographs of German Mission; Conference of the German Mission held in Berlin January 5-9, 1902; Photograph of the Lars Christian Mickelsen family.

Dates: approximately 1900-1903

Lucy Mack Smith Carter photographs, approximately 1868-1974

Identifier: MSS SC 2129 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Materials include photographs of Lucy Mack Smith Carter, her father Joseph Fielding Smith, and other members of the Smith and Carter families. Locations include Wasatch, Yellowstone, Ocean Park, California, Oregon, and Hotel Utah. Materials dated approximately 1868-1974.

Dates: approximately 1868-1974

D. M. McAllister galley proofs

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230310309]
Identifier: MSS SC 1259
Scope and Contents

Galley proofs of an article by McAllister which was published in the September 1917 issue of the Improvement Era, A Mormon Church periodical. The article explains that Mormon temple ordinances are essential to salvation. The sheets bear holograph corrections and a note by Joseph F. Smith, the 6th president of the Mormon Church. Smith's note suggests that the article be published as a four page tract.

Dates: 1917

John D. T. McAllister letters received

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233289641]
Identifier: Vault MSS 428
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters. Two are dated 19 Dec. 1894 and one is dated 20 Dec. 1894. William H. Seegmiller, Rebecca Standring, and Joseph F. Smith, later president of the Mormon Church, decline invitations to attend a reunion of workers on the Manti Temple.

Dates: 1894

Arthur Millikin letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231044915]
Identifier: MSS 1011
Scope and Contents

Typed copy of a letter dated July 25, 1863 and addressed to "Dear Nephew." The item was written in Colchester in an unnamed state. Millikin mentions a visit by Samuel H. B. Smith (1838-1914) Joseph F. Smith (1838-1918) and states that Joseph Smith (1832-1914) was gaining many converts to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Dates: 1863 July 25

Don C. S. Millikin and Joseph Smith letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231044923]
Identifier: MSS 1012
Scope and Contents

Typed copy of two letters. Smith's letter is dated August 14, 1863 and was addressed to his cousin "John," presumably John Smith of Salt Lake City, Utah. Smith mentions the visit of two other cousins, Joseph F. Smith and Samuel H. B. Smith. Also included is a letter by Don C. S. Millikin dated August 19, 1863 and addressed to "Dear Friend and Cousin." Millikin also writes about the visit of Samuel and Joseph.

Dates: 1863 August

Monument dedication

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230237064]
Identifier: MSS SC 266
Scope and Contents

Typewritten transcript of services conducted at the dedication of a cemetery monument in Salt Lake City, Utah, erected to the memory of John Smith, George A. Smith and John Henry Smith. Joseph F. Smith was a speaker at the services.

Dates: 1916

Patriarchal blessing of Joseph F. Smith

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230244771]
Identifier: MSS SC 585
Scope and Contents

Holograph copy of a patriarchal blessing given to Joseph F. Smith by John Smith.

Dates: 1852

Personal papers, 1906-1966

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1993 Series 3
Scope and Contents This series contains correspondence and other papers of Richards' personal life, particularly correspondence with his family, spanning from 1906-1966. It includes correspondence with Paul Richards, circa 1936-1949; correspondence with various people, particularly with family, 1939-1942; and a few letters from J. Reuben Clark, Jr. It also contains a diploma, 1908; correspondence between Wesley G. Howell and Mrs. Preston D. Richards shortly after Preston D. Richard's death (mostly concerning...
Dates: 1906-1966

William Wines Phelps papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3222
Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers, certificates, and photographs relating to William W. Phelps, son of Henry E. and Mary Catherine Phelps. The collection also includes material relating to his LDS mission to Britain around 1903 as well as in the Pioneer and Ensign stakes. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, 16 February, 1866 and died 30 August, 1945.

Dates: 1903