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Willard L. and Jennie Hill Leavitt Smith collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2260

Scope and Contents

The collection, containing mission diaries, World War I army diary, family histories, and bound copies of autobiographies and family histories, has been organized by (1) mission diaries of Willard and Jennie Smith; (2) family histories; and (3) bound copies. The collection contains material on the First Tongan Mission after it was separated from the Samoan Mission; Samoan Mission; genealogy of the Willard L. Smith family and the Jennie Hill Leavitt family; Haun's Mill Massacre; and personal histories.


  • 1915-1918


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 Willard L. and Jennie Hill Leavitt Smith collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Willard Lisbon Smith (1891-1955) Mission President of Samoan and Tongan Missions, son of Willard Gilbert Smith and Anna Maria Lamb. Married to Jennie Hill Leavitt (1891-1973), daughter of William Jenkins Leavitt, Mormon Church colonizer in Southern Alberta, Canada.


3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

All items remained in the Willard L. Smith family until donated to the BYU Library in January 2001.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Willard De Loy Smith; 2001 January.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Willard L. and Jennie Hill Leavitt Smith collection
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 11
Description rules
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