Jesse Nathaniel Smith family letters
Scope and Contents note
Collection consist of typescripts of letters between the years of 1860 and 1870. Primarily, the correspondence circulates between Silas Sanford Smith, Clarinda Ricks Smith, Jesse Nathaniel Smith, and Mary Aiken Smith. In all, there are between twenty and twenty-two letters.
- Smith, Jesse Nathaniel, 1834-1906 (creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access note
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Jesse Nathaniel Smith family letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Jesse Nathaniel Smith (1834-1906) was a Mormon pioneer and missionary. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Scandinavia.
Jesse Nathaniel Smith was born to Silas and Mary Aiken Smith in Stockholm, New York. His father died when Jesse was four years old and the Smith family was living in Illinois. When the Latter-day Saint Church migrated from Illinois to Salt Lake City, the teenage Jesse helped his mother cross the plains. Upon arriving in Utah, Jesse was sent to help settle the town of Parowan. In 1861, Jesse embarked on the Scandinavian Mission for the Latter-day Saint Church. His first assignment was in Denmark. He later served as president of this mission in 1868. Living in Utah, Jesse Smith held multiple civil positions and assisted with Indian Wars. He also helped to settle colonies in Arizona and New Mexico. A practicer of plural marriage, Jesse married five women and had forty-four children. Jesse Smith died in Snowflake, Arizona at the age of seventy-two.
1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
The Jesse Nathaniel Smith family letters consist of typescripts of letters over the time period of 1860 to 1870.
Custodial History note
Typescripts made by Eldon Knight's sister-in-law. After this, Eldon Knight donated a copy of the typescripts to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Eldon Knight; 2009.
19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; Family letters written in the 1800s.
Processing Information note
Processed; Lissa Bogart; 2009.
- Register of Jesse Nathaniel Smith family letters
- Lissa Chandler
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.