Winslow Farr Smith Papers, 1897-1957  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Smith, Winslow Farr, 1881-1966
Winslow Farr Smith Papers
1897-1957 (inclusive)
7 boxes, (3 linear feet)
Collection Number
his collection consists of six handwritten journals kept by W. F. Smith, mainly during his LDS Church mission to Germany (1902-1905)
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Winslow Farr Smith, son of John Henry Smith and Sarah Farr, was born in Salt Lake City on January 19, 1881. From 1902 to 1905, Winslow served a mission in Switzerland and Germany. Ordained a member of the Seventy in 1906, he served as president of the Northern States Mission in Chicago from June 8, 1919 to February 1, 1923. Winslow taught Sunday school in the 18th Ward in Salt Lake City and was ordained a high priest in 1924, prior to serving as president of the Ensign Stake in Salt Lake City from 1924 to December 8, 1940.

Smith worked as a salesman for J.G. McDonald Candy Co. in 1902 and with the Salt Lake Knitting Works until called to the Northern States Mission in 1919. Winslow was vice-president and his brother George Albert Smith was president of Libby Investment Company, Salt Lake City in 1937.

On June 7, 1906, Winslow married Emily Whitney, daughter of Orson F. Whitney. In 1919 their three children were Whitney, Dorothy, and Virginia. Winslow died December 25, 1966>

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Winslow Farr Smith papers are comprised of the journals, personal papers, and financial records of Winslow Farr Smith (1881-), son of John Henry Smith and president of the Norther States Mission of the LDS Church from 1919 until 1923. The holograph journals document his LDS mission to Germany, 1902-1905, and continue through 1941. Financial records include personal finances and those of the Libby Investment Company, a family concern headed by George Albert Smith.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. The copyright interests in the Winslow Farr Smith papers have not been transferred to Utah State University.

Permission to publish material from the Winslow Farr Smith Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Winslow Farr Smith Papers USU_COLL MSS 246, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 246, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Journals, 1902-1941Return to Top

6 bound journals, and 2 folders

Consists of six holograph journals kept by Smith, mainly on his LDS Church mission to Germany (1902-1905).

Container(s) Description Dates
Bound Journals
Box journal
1 1
Volume 1
Includes reminiscence of earlier years.
1902 January 15 to 1902 November 8
1 2
Volume 2
1902 November 9 to 1903 August 7
2 3
Volume 3
1903 August 8 to 1904 August 31
2 4
Volume 4
1904 September 1 to 1905 January 31
3 5
Volume 5
1906 January 1 to 1920 December 31
3 6
Volume 6
1921 January 1 to 1941 August 10
Loose Items
Consists of miscellaneous loose material, including photographs, contained in the pages of the journals. Photographs were removed to the photograph section (collection P0034). Arranged chronologically and in the order the materials occurred within each journal.
Box Folder
4 1
Loose manuscript material removed from Journal, volume 2
(5 pieces)
4 2
Loose manuscript material removed from Journal, volume 3
(24 pieces)

Personal Papers, 1897-1940Return to Top

Consists of miscellaneous personal and legal documents. Arranged by document type.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 3
Missionary farewell and Testimonial Programs
(4 items)
1902, 1919, 1923, and 1940
4 4
LDS Church ordination certificates and marriage certificate
(6 pieces)
1897, 1906, 1907, and 1924
4 5
Warranty deeds
(7 pieces)
(1906, 1907, 1908, and 1914
4 6
Miscellaneous legal and personal documents
(1 item and 8 pieces)
4 7
Funeral program of John Henry Smith
(2 pieces)
4 8
Miscellaneous notes on the lives of George Albert Smith, Oscar McConkie, et. al.
(35 pieces)
4 9
Miscellaneous cards
(3 pieces)

Financial Records Series: Financial records, ca. 1911-1957 (bulk 1911-1920's)Return to Top

Includes personal finance registers, ledgers, and journals, as well as financial records of the Libby Investment Company. Arranged chronologically within record type.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
Check and deposit register
ca. 1911-1921
5 2
Financial ledger
5 3
Financial ledger
5 4
Financial journal
5 5
Financial journal
  • Financial journal, 1911-1921
  • Financial journal, ca. 1911-1922.
  • Stock certificates, Libby Investment Company.

Scrapbook Series: Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings on Mormonism, ca. 1920-1921Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
(miscellaneous newspaper clippings)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormon Church--Missions--Germany.
  • Mormon missionaries--Diaries.
  • Personal Names :
  • Smith, Winslow Farr,|d1881-1966