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John L. Smith diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2047

Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary by John L. Smith while living in St. George, Utah. Smith records his daily activities, which included temple work at the Mormon St. George Temple, guarding the temple, and attending meetings of the Mormon Church.


  • 1888


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 John L. Smith diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

John L. Smith was an early member of the Mormon Church, first cousin of Joseph Smith (1805-1844), and younger brother of George A. Smith. He was a Church patriarch and mission president, and served as a delegate to the Utah Territorial Legislature. He lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, and in Salt Lake City, Fillmore, and St. George, Utah.


1 v. (183 p.)

Custodial History


Immediate Source of Acquisition



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

Other papers by John L. Smith may be found in the John L. Smith papers (MSS 680).

Register of John L. Smith diary
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Elisa Visick
2010 September 21
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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