Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith autobiography, 1874  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Smith, Bathsheba W. Bigler, 1822-1910
Title
Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith autobiography
Dates
1874 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.1 linear foot
Collection Number
Ms0267
Summary
The Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith autobiography describes her conversion to the LDS Church, her life in Missouri and Nauvoo, living arrangements in the Salt Lake Valley, the coming of Johnston's Army, and her husband's death, among other things.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith was born in West Virginia in 1822. She was converted to the LDS Church when she was fifteen. Her family also converted and they moved to Far West, Missouri, then Nauvoo, Illinois, to be with other Latter-day Saints. In Nauvoo, she married George A. Smith, one of the Twelve Apostles under Joseph Smith. In 1846, the family, along with many others, made the trek to the Salt Lake Valley. She served as a counselor and then was president of the Relief Society organization from 1901-1910. Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith died in 1910.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith autobiography describes her conversion to the LDS Church, her life in Missouri and Nauvoo, living arrangements in the Salt Lake Valley, the coming of Johnston's Army, and her husband's death, among other things.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith autobiography must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith autobiography, Ms 267, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Ms 267.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
item
1 Autobiography 1874

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormon pioneers--Emigration
  • Mormon women--Biography
  • Mormons--Biography
  • Mormons--Missouri
  • Utah Expedition, 1857-1858
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Autobiographies