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Lewis C. Bidamon and Joseph Smith III legal documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 357
Scope and Contents

Documents concerning eleven legal cases involving either Bidamon or Joseph Smith III.

Dates: 1849-1860

E. C. Emmons letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1010
Scope and Contents

Typed copy of a letter dated April 7, 1861 and addressed to "Dear Parents." Emmons mentions "Brother Joseph's Mission" and states "our love to Bro. Joseph" perhaps meaning he had some connection with Joseph Smith, III,the president of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Dates: 1861 April 7

Hancock County (Ill.) legal instruments

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1272
Scope and Contents

Legal instruments from Hancock County, Illinois. The items are from court cases involving Joseph Smith III.

Dates: Date not identified

Kendall County, Illinois Court writs

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1043
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten and printed writs. They declare that David Hyrum Smith, a leader in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is legally insane and should be sent to an institution. Many of the items were signed by Joseph Smith, III, the founder of that faith. Also included are newspaper clippings and a certificate verifying David Smith's death.

Dates: 1877-1904

Arthur Millikin letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1011
Scope and Contents

Typed copy of a letter dated July 25, 1863 and addressed to "Dear Nephew." The item was written in Colchester in an unnamed state. Millikin mentions a visit by Samuel H. B. Smith (1838-1914) Joseph F. Smith (1838-1918) and states that Joseph Smith (1832-1914) was gaining many converts to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Dates: 1863 July 25

Don C. S. Millikin and Joseph Smith letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1012
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Typed copy of two letters. Smith's letter is dated August 14, 1863 and was addressed to his cousin "John," presumably John Smith of Salt Lake City, Utah. Smith mentions the visit of two other cousins, Joseph F. Smith and Samuel H. B. Smith. Also included is a letter by Don C. S. Millikin dated August 19, 1863 and addressed to "Dear Friend and Cousin." Millikin also writes about the visit of Samuel and Joseph.

Dates: 1863 August

Rules of behavior for youth

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 293
Scope and Contents

Handwritten account of "rules of behavior." This item (2 pages) was likely written by Joseph Smith III, son of Joseph Smith, the founder and Prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was created in January 1845, about seven months after Joseph Smith, Jr. was killed. The rules are believed to be based on George Washington's "Rule of Civility."

Dates: Other: 1845

P. J. Sanders and J. F. Curtis debate transcripts

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2018
Scope and Contents The debates between Peter James Sanders of the Mormon Church and James Frank Curtis of the Reorganized Mormon Church were held 4-7 Aug. 1908 in the Murray Opera House in Murray, Utah. The collection includes transcripts of the debates and biographical information regarding Sanders and Curtis. The issues covered in the debates include the succession in the leadership of the Mormon Church following the death of Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the first president of the Mormon Church, and Mormon...
Dates: 1908

John Smith papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 803
Scope and Contents

Collection contains papers related to Smith's mission to Denmark, life in Utah with family, and his position as Presiding Patriarch of the LDS Church. Includes diaries, letters, articles containing references to John, his personal patriarchal blessing, sheep accounts, family history notes, and copies of patriarchal blessings pronounced by himself. Dated 1848-1962.

Dates: 1848-1962

Joseph Smith III correspondence with Edward F. and Mattie Adamson

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 591
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten and signed letters. The items were composed in Lamoni, Iowa, and were addressed to Edward F. and Mattie Adamson of Lower Lake, California. The materials are concerned with a rumor of marital problems in the Adamson family. Smith gives them advice on how to improve the situation. Materials date from between 1896 and 1897.

Dates: 1896-1897

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