Smith, Alvin Fielding, 1874-1948
- Existence: 1874 - 1948
Alvin Fielding Smith (1874-1948) was a Latter-day Saint librarian in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Alvin Fielding Smith was born to Joseph F. Smith and Edna Lambson of Salt Lake City, Utah, on July 19, 1874, the second of ten children. He was educated at various Salt Lake City schools, Salt Lake High School, and LDS College. He married Amelia Atkins in the Salt Lake Temple on June 30, 1903, and the couple had five children.
In 1905 Smith was called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to England. He served mostly in the London area. While a missionary, he accompanied his father, Joseph F. Smith, on a tour of Europe in 1906, traveling to Germany, Switzerland, Holland, and France. After completing his mission in 1907, he worked for the Consolidated Wagon & Machine Company and later as librarian for the Church Historian's Office in Salt Lake City. He also served as an ordinance worker in the Salt Lake Temple for many years, and was active in his ward. Smith died on January 4, 1948 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Citation:Find-a-Grave, via WWW, June 11, 2013 (Alvin Fielding Smith; b. July 19, 1874 in Salt Lake City, Utah; parents, Joseph Fielding Smith and Edna Lambson; m. June 30, 1903 to Amelia Atkins [1875-1960] in Salt Lake City, Utah, five children)
Ancestry.com, via WWW, June 11, 2013 (Alvin Fielding Smith; Alvin F. Smith; b. Aug. 7, 1874 in Salt Lake City, Utah; parents, Joseph Fielding Smith, Sr. and Edna Lambson; wife, Amelia Atkins Smith; d. Jan. 4, 1948 in Salt Lake City, Utah; librarian at Church Historian's Office)
UPB files, June 11, 2013 (Alvin Fielding Smith; b. July 19, 1874 in Salt Lake City, Utah; second of ten children; educated in Salt Lake City schools, Salt Lake High School, and LDS College; mission to England, worked in London area, 1905-1907; accompanied father on tour of Europe, 1906, traveling to Germany, Switzerland, Holland, and France; worked for Consolidated Wagon & Machine Company and librarian for Church Historian's Office; served as ordinance worker in Salt Lake Temple, active in ward)
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Contains Smith's letters to his wife Amelia, including letters from their courtship (November 1902-April 1903) and during his missionary service in England (April 1905-April 1907). Most of the letters are written from his missionary residence in London; others are written while on tour with his father, President Joseph F. Smith, between August and September 1906. Original enclosures are included. Dated November 17, 1902 - April 15, 1907.
Contains Atkins's letters to her husband Alvin, written during the years he served his mission in London, England. The letters are primarily written from Salt Lake City, Utah. Original enclosures are included. Dated April 18, 1905 - April 19, 1907.
Typewritten and signed letters written to Frank S. Hawkins. Smith responds to Hawkins' requests for information largely relating to the Doctrine and Covenants. Also included is a list of wives of the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), compiled by Alvin Smith. These were women sealed to the prophet during his lifetime.
- Archival Object 3
- Collection 2
- Letters 4
- Postcards 4
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 3
- Immigration and American Expansion 3
- Photographs 3
- Latter Day Saint churches -- Missions -- England 2
- Latter Day Saint missionaries -- England -- Correspondence 2
- Latter Day Saint missionaries -- England -- Photographs 2
- Mormon Church -- Missions -- England 2
- Mormon missionaries -- England -- Correspondence 2
- Mormon missionaries -- England -- Photographs 2
- Pamphlets 2
- Photocopies 2
- Transcripts 2
- Church Government 1
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1
- Latter Day Saint churches -- Sacred books 1
- Librarians -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- Correspondence 1 + ∧ less