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Joseph F. Smith letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3275

Scope and Contents

Contains photocopies of letters written by Joseph F. Smith to his sister, Martha Ann, between 1855 and 1897.


  • 1855-1897


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

Biographical History

Joseph F. Smith was the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1901 to 1918.

Joseph F. Smith was born November 13, 1838, to Hyrum and Mary Fielding Smith. He migrated to Utah with his mother after his father was martyred. Once in Utah, he began his life service to the church. In 1865, he served in the territorial legislature. Joseph served as President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1901 to 1918. He died November 19, 1918.


1 folder (0.25 linear ft)

Language of Materials



Collection maintained in original order.

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Gilbert Isom permitted L. Tom Perry Special Collections to photocopy letters which he obtained from Carol King.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Photocopied; Gilbert Isom; 2002.


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Register of Joseph F. Smith letters
Morgan Crockett
2010 July 9
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States