Samuel H.B. Smith diary
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 870
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of photocopies of Smith's mission diary, his autobiography, some correspondence, and records of ordinances performed in the Endowment House in the 1870s. Smith kept his diary while serving on a mission to Great Britain (1860-1863). He recorded the activities and experiences of missionary life and activities. The autobiography is brief and covers from Smith's birth to 1857.
- 1840-1889, bulk 1860-1863
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 publish material from Samuel H.B. Smith diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Smith was a Mormon pioneer, an employee of the Mormon Church in the historian's office and the Endowment House, and ran a diary business. Smith was a nephew of the Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), was orphaned at age six, was a polygamist, served on three missions for the Mormon church, and was active in politics and public affairs.
3 folders (0.24 linear ft.)
Donated in 1976.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Existence and Location of Copies
Reproduced in 1976.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Missions--British
- Missions and Missionaries
- Mormon Church -- Missions -- Great Britain
- Mormon missionaries
- Mormon missionaries -- Diaries
- Mormon pioneers -- Utah -- Diaries
- Smith, Samuel H. B. (Samuel Harrison Bailey), 1838-1914 -- Diaries
- Register of Samuel H.B. Smith diary
- Benjamin Sipes
- 2010 July 21
- 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.