George A. Smith family papers, 1731-1969  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Smith family
Title
George A. Smith family papers
Dates
1731-1969 (inclusive)
Quantity
85 linear feet and 3 map folders
Collection Number
Ms0036
Summary
The George A. Smith family papers (1731-1968) are composed of personal papers of George A. Smith, Elias Smith, John Henry Smith, George Albert Smith, Lucy Emily Woodruff Smith Wilford Woodruff, and Emily Smith Stewart. Includes early Smith family documents, family records, church records, genealogical records, diaries, journals, scrapbooks, daybooks, photographs and tape recordings.
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


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The following biographies of members of the Smith family are based on information taken primarily from Andrew Jenson's Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Jenson History Company: Salt Lake City, 1901-1936) as well as other sources. Only biographies for the major individuals who have papers in the collection have been included.

George A. Smith (1817-1875)

George Albert Smith, first counselor to President Brigham Young from 1868 to 1875, was the first son of Patriarch John Smith and Clarissa Lyman, and a cousin to the Prophet Joseph Smith. He was born 26 June 1817, in Potsdam, New York, and was brought up in the Congregational Church. In August 1830, the father of Joseph Smith and his brother Don Carlos visited their relatives and brought with them a copy of the Book of Mormon. George A. read a great deal in the "Golden Bible," as it was popularly called, and after discussions with Joseph Smith Sr., George A. was converted. However, he was not baptized until 10 September 1832.

In May 1833, the family moved to Kirtland, Ohio. Immediately upon reaching Kirtland, George A. became interested in the affairs of the church, and was available for any duty required. He spent many nights guarding the houses of the brethren who were in danger from attack, and during the summer and fall, he quarried and hauled rock for the Kirtland Temple, helped the masons, and performed other labors.

The following year, in May 1834, George A. started from Kirtland with Zion's Camp for the State of Missouri, and returned again to Kirtland in the summer. He was ordained a member of the Quorum of the Seventy on 1 March 1835, under the hands of Joseph Smith Sr., Joseph Smith Jr., and Sidney Rigdon. He was the junior member of the First Quorum of Seventy. On May 30 he was appointed to a mission in the East. In the spring of 1836, he received his endowments in the Kirtland Temple, after which he performed a mission in Ohio. In the spring of 1837 he was again on a mission in Ohio and Virginia for about a year.

In 1838, George A. emigrated with his father's family to Daviess County, Missouri, where he was ordained a high counselor on 28 June 1838. That autumn, he was sent on a mission to Kentucky and Tennessee. Upon his return he moved with his father's family to Illinois. In 1839, he returned to Far West, Missouri, and on 26 April 1839, he was ordained one of the Twelve Apostles. He returned to Illinois where he started for England on a mission in September. He remained for over a year and then returned to Nauvoo, Illinois, in July 1841. On the 24th of that month he married Bathsheba W. Bigler.

In the summer and fall of 1843, George A. traveled in the middle and eastern states preaching. In the spring of 1844, he was preaching in Michigan when he heard of the death of Joseph Smith and immediately returned to Nauvoo. Upon returning, he was elected quartermaster of the Nauvoo Legion and was also elected a trustee of the Nauvoo House Association. He participated in erecting the building until the fall of 1845. "Before leaving the Temple of Nauvoo," wrote George A., "my wife, under the law of Abraham and Sarah, gave me five wives, viz: Lucy Smith, born February 9, 1817, at Newry, Maine; Nancy Clement, born October 31, 1815, at Dryden, Tompkins County, N.Y.; Sarah Ann Libby, born May 7, 1818, at Ossipee, Stratford County, N.H.; and Hannah Maria Libby, born June 29, 1828, at Ossipee, Stratford County, N.H." He also married Susan E. West after he reached Great Salt Lake Valley. His wives bore him twenty children, eleven of whom, among them Apostle John Henry Smith, were still living when George A. died. Early in February 1846, George A. Smith crossed the Mississippi River with his family. The ensuing winter he remained with the main camp at Winter Quarters where his third wife and four of his children died of scurvy.

In 1847 George A. accompanied Brigham Young and a company of pioneers to the Great Basin. He planted some crops and built a house for his father in the fort before returning to Winter Quarters. In 1848 he moved to the neighborhood of Kanesville and operated a farm. In 1849 he was in charge of emigration in Council Bluffs, organizing and starting the companies on their journey to Utah. With the last of these he started to Great Salt Lake with his family and arrived on 27 October 1849.

George A. was elected to the senate of the Provisional State of Deseret. In December 1850, he raised a company of 118 volunteers, accompanied by about thirty families, for the purpose of establishing a colony near the Little Salt Lake in Iron County. The company was organized at Peteetneet Creek (Payson), Utah County. They arrived at Centre Creek, 265 miles from Salt Lake City, on 13 January 1851. This place had been designated by Elder Parley P. Pratt and a company of explorers as the most suitable place in Little Salt Lake Valley for a settlement.

The organization of Iron County had been provided for by the General Assembly of Deseret. They had elected George A. chief justice, with the power to proceed with its further organization. An election was held and two associate justices, county recorder, treasurer, sheriff, assessor and collector, justice of the peace, constable, and a member of the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of Deseret were elected. In the winter of 1850 to 1851, the settlers constructed a fort, in which were located homes and a meeting house to serve for meetings, school, and watch tower for the town named Parowan. George A. taught school during the first winter. At the first territorial election in August 1851, he was elected a member of the council of the legislative assembly. He was commissioned postmaster of Centre Creek on O29 ctober 1851, and colonel of cavalry in the Iron Military District on the 29th of November by Governor Brigham Young. Afterward he was placed in command of the militia of the southern part of the territory.

In 1852 George A. left Iron County and was appointed to preside over the affairs of the church in Utah County. He traveled and preached a great deal in all the settlements over which he had care. At the general conference of the church in April 1854, he was elected historian and general church recorder, and immediately went to work compiling the documentary history of Joseph Smith. On 2 February 1855, he was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Utah and received his certificate as an attorney, counselor-at-law, and solicitor in chancery. He was elected a member of the convention and served on the committee which drafted a constitution for admission of Utah into the Union as a state. On 27 March 1856, he was elected by the convention to present (along with John Taylor, a delegate to Congress) the constitution and accompanying memorial to Congress.

In 1856 to 1857, during a journey of about eleven months in the states, and in addition to his duties as a delegate, George A. preached in the states of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. On 11 April 1866, he received from Governor Charles Durkee the commission of brigadier-general and was appointed aid-de-camp to the lieutenant-general of the Nauvoo Legion. At the 1868 October LDS conference, he was appointed to succeed the late Heber C. Kimball as first counselor to Brigham Young. George A. worked to establish the provisional government of the State of Deseret, and afterward to organize and enact laws for the government of the Territory of Utah. He was elected a member of the first legislature and reelected to every succeeding session but one through 1870.

George A. Smith was recognized as the father of the southern settlements, the chief of which, St. George, was named in his honor. He was president of several irrigation canal companies and was foremost in public enterprises leading to the occupation and development of the country, the establishment of home industries, and of commercial relations among the people that would tend to make them free and independent of other communities and at the same time utilize their natural resources.

On 15 October 1872, George A. started on a mission to the various European nations and to Jerusalem. During his absence he was appointed trustee-in-trust for the church, an office he held until his death. After his return he gave considerable attention to the building of the temple at St. George. He was a zealous advocate and laborer in the establishment of the United Order among the people. In the spring of 1875 George A. Smith was attacked by a severe cold which settled in his lungs. He was ill through the summer, and passed away 1 September 1875.

Elias Smith (1804-1888)

Elias Smith, president of the high priests in the church from 1870 to 1877 and president of the High Priest Quorum in Salt Lake Stake from 1877 to 1888, was born 6 September 1804, in Royalton, Vermont, the son of Asael and Elizabeth Schellenger Smith. In 1809, his father emigrated to Stockholm, New York, where Elias was raised on a farm with few opportunities for schooling. At the age of twenty-one, he entered public life and held various offices in the town of Stockholm. He also taught school for several terms.

The announcement of a new faith by his cousin, Joseph, drew several members of the Smith family into the new church. Apostle George A. Smith was a missionary at the age of sixteen, but his elder cousin Elias was thirty-one years of age when he joined the Mormon Church. After the organization of the church, Joseph Smith Sr., first patriarch of the church, with his son Don Carlos, paid the families of his brothers Asael, Samuel, Silas, and John a visit in August 1830, and brought them the Book of Mormon. They all expressed interest in the new religion, but none of them were baptized until 1835, except John Smith, later patriarch of the church and father of Apostle George A. Smith. In 1835, Hyrum Smith and David Whitmer visited the area and the families of Asael and Silas were baptized, most of them on the first of July. However, Elias was not baptized until 27 August 1835, and the next morning he was ordained an elder. In the town and neighborhood of Stockholm they established a branch of the church, and in May 1836, the families of Asael and Silas Smith, with their converts, started for Kirtland, Ohio.

In 1837 and 1838, Elias Smith taught school at Kirtland. In the latter part of 1837, several of the original Twelve and other prominent men sought to divide the church. Joseph Smith Jr., his brother Hyrum, Sidney Rigdon, Brigham Young, and other leaders fled from Kirtland. A company of over six hundred of the remaining faithful members was organized to follow their leaders to Far West. This company, known as Kirtland Camp, was under seven captains, among them was Elias Smith. They left Kirtland early in July 1838 and arrived at Far West on the second of October. From Far West they went to Adam-Ondi-Ahman, where they disbanded. Scarcely had the company disbanded when the army of Governor Lilburn Boggs marched upon Far West to drive the Mormons en masse out of Missouri. Elias Smith was one of the defenders of Far West who were forced to give up their arms and one of the members of the committee chosen to effect removal of the Saints from Missouri to Illinois. He was among the last to leave Far West.

Elias settled in Nashville, Illinois, four miles from Nauvoo. In the organization of the stake in Lee County, he was made a high counselor and subsequently ordained to act as bishop of the stake, a position he held until the stake was disbanded when he moved to Nauvoo. At Nauvoo he was associated with the press and became the manager of the Times and Seasons and the Nauvoo Neighbor. After the assassination of his cousins Joseph and Hyrum, he followed the leadership of Brigham Young, as did Apostle George A. Smith and his father John, who was now chief patriarch of the church.

Elias Smith left Nauvoo with his family in May 1846, intending to go with the body of the church to the Rocky Mountains that year. However, he was unable to do so and moved to Iowaville, Iowa, where his mother died in October 1846 and his father in July 1848. In 1851, he emigrated to Utah and soon after was elected probate judge of Salt Lake County by the legislature. He continued in this office until 1882. In 1852 he was appointed one of the three members of the Code Commission with Albert Carrington and William Snow. Elias was chairman. Their duty was to present to the legislature those laws best adapted to the conditions and character of the people.

In addition to his judicial duties, Judge Smith was business manager of the Deseret News under Willard Richards, and was postmaster of Salt Lake City from July 1854 to 1858. In 1856, he became editor of the Deseret News until September 1862, when he was succeeded by Albert Carrington. Afterwards, he confined himself almost exclusively to his judicial duties. In 1862, he was a member of the Constitutional Convention, and one of the committee members who drafted a constitution for the state.

Elias Smith was a bachelor until the age of forty-one. He married Lucy Brown at Nauvoo on 6 August 1845. She was born in England on 4 January 1820, joined the Mormon church in 1842, and arrived in Nauvoo in 1843. She was the mother of Elias A. Smith, who succeeded his father as judge in Salt Lake County. Elias Smith died at his home in Salt Lake City on 24 June 1888.

John Henry Smith (1848-1911)

John Henry Smith, who served in the Council of Twelve Apostles from 1880 to 1910, was the son of President George A. Smith and Sarah Libby. He was born at Carbunca, near Kanesville (now Council Bluffs), Iowa on 18 September 1848. His grandfather, Patriarch John Smith, was one of the sons of Asael and Mary Smith. John Henry was only a little over a year old when he was brought to Great Salt Lake City in October 1849. His mother, who had been an invalid for years, died on 12 June 1851. John Henry was then put into the care of his mother's sister, Hannah Maria, who was also his father's wife. His father, George A., was absent from home when John Henry's mother died. In July 1852, his father moved his wives Lucy and Hannah to Provo, and there John Henry lived under the care of two mothers. His father's family was at this time widely scattered, some living in Salt Lake City, others in Provo, and some in Parowan. George A. spent only a small portion of his time at home, as the duties of his church demanded almost his entire attention. On September 18, 1856, John Henry was baptized and confirmed a member of the church by his father. He attended school in Provo and Salt Lake City.

On 29 October 1866, John Henry married Sarah Farr, daughter of Lorin and Nancy Chase Farr of Ogden. After their marriage, the young couple moved to Provo where John Henry worked as a telegraph operator. Some time during the summer of 1867, he was chosen by Bishop W. A. Follett to be his counselor and aide in the government of the Fourth Ward. He remained in this position until the time the Pacific Railroad was nearly completed. Then, he left Provo and worked for Benson, Farr, and West, aiding them in the building of two hundred miles of the Central Pacific Railway. When the work was completed, John Henry spent a number of years in his father's employ. During the 1872 session of the territorial legislature, he was assistant clerk of the House of Representatives, and also acted as assistant clerk in the Constitutional Convention.

At the general conference of the church held in May 1874, John Henry was called on a mission to Europe. He arrived in Liverpool on July 26 of that year, visited a few days with his cousin President Joseph F. Smith, and was appointed to the Birmingham conference. Subsequently, he visited most of the conferences in Great Britain, and in 1875, in company with President Joseph F. Smith and other elders, visited Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, and France. John Henry was ordered home in July 1875 when his father became sick. He arrived in time to spend fifteen days at his father's bedside before he died 1 September 1875.

John Henry then spent several years in the employ of the Utah Central Railway Company while continuing with his duties in the church. On 22 November 1875, he was ordained a high priest and bishop by President Brigham Young, and was set apart to preside over the Seventeenth Ward of Salt Lake City. In February 1876, he was elected a member of the City Council from the Third Precinct. He was reelected twice and served six years altogether. In August 1882, he was elected a member of the territorial legislature. During the excitement attending the passage of the first Edmunds law, he and Moses Thatcher were dispatched to Washington, D.C., to work with Elder George Q. Cannon in using their influence against the law's passage. They found it impossible, however, and after about a month returned home. In April 1877, John Henry married his second wife, Josephine Groesbeck, a daughter of Nicholas Groesbeck. He was ordained an apostle on 27 October 1880, and two years later was sent to preside over the European Mission.

In addition to his ecclesiastical duties, John Henry figured prominently in political affairs. He served on the Salt Lake City Council and, as a member of the territorial legislature, he was an active Republican from the time the People's party and Liberal party divided along national political lines. He was president of the convention that formed the constitution under which Utah was admitted as a state. When he became an apostle, John Henry devoted almost all of his time to public duties. A number of times he attended the sessions of the Irrigation and the Trans-Mississippi Congresses as a delegate. He was also summoned to Washington, D.C., in 1904 to appear as a witness before the Senate committee on Privileges and Elections in the case of Senator Reed Smoot. Because his time was so devoted to public affairs, Apostle Smith did not engage personally to any great extent in business enterprises, although he was connected with a number of leading business institutions of the state as an officer or director.

President Joseph F. Smith selected John Henry Smith as his second counselor in April 1910. The duties pertaining to his office were discharged by John Henry until his death in Salt Lake City 13 October 1911.

George Albert Smith (1870-1951)

George Albert Smith, eighth president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was born on 4 April 1870, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of John Henry and Sarah Farr Smith. He received his early education in the Salt Lake City public schools and later attended Brigham Young Academy. When his father (an apostle in the church) left on a mission to Europe in 1883, "George A.," as he was often called, returned to Salt Lake City and was employed by Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI). Subsequently, he took a position with the Co-op Wagon and Machine Company and later took courses at the University of Utah. Graduating from this institution, he returned to ZCMI where he worked until June 1892, when he was called on a mission to the Southern States. After five months in the field, he was transferred to the office at Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he became secretary of the mission.

Prior to his departure on his mission on 25 May 1892, George Albert married Lucy Emily Woodruff, a granddaughter of Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of the church. His wife joined him on his mission and they returned home in July 1894. Also prior to his mission, George Albert was ordained a member of the Quorum of the Seventy by his father John Henry Smith, and was also chosen as a president of the Third Quorum of Seventy. After returning from his mission, he took his old position at ZCMI, where he remained until 10 February 1898, when he became receiver of the United States Land Office under an appointment made by President William McKinley. He was reappointed to the same position by President Theodore Roosevelt on 27 March 1902, a position he still held when he was chosen an apostle in October 1903. At that time he also held the position of president of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association in the Salt Lake Stake. At the church's general conference on 6 October 1903, George Albert was sustained as a member of the Council of the Twelve and two days later he was ordained an apostle by President Joseph F. Smith.

George Albert's active life resulted in a serious physical breakdown in 1909 which took him out of activity for more than two years. It was late in 1912 before he was sufficiently improved to be able to resume his activities.

In June 1919, George Albert left Salt Lake City to preside over the European Mission in Liverpool, England. In 1921, soon after his return to Salt Lake, he was chosen general superintendent of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association. On May 8 of the following year, he attended the national convention of the Sons of the American Revolution, and was elected vice-president general for the Pacific and Rocky Mountain states. He held this position by reelection until he became president of the church and found it necessary to resign.

George Albert visited Alaska in 1931, and in 1932 received the honor of being elected to the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America, which position he held until he became president of the church. In 1934 scouting paid him the highest honor by awarding him the Silver Buffalo.

George Albert Smith was a leader in the area of preserving and marking historic trails and landmarks of the West. He served, from its foundation, as president of the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association, and was as chairman of the "This Is the Place" Monument Commission. He presided as master of ceremonies at the centennial of the pioneers' arrival in the Salt Lake Valley.

On 5 November 1937, his wife Lucy Emily died at their home in Salt Lake City. Just a few months after her death, George Albert accepted an assignment from the First Presidency to make a tour of the Pacific Missions of the church. He was set apart as president of the Council of the Twelve Apostles on July 8, 1943. Two years later, on 21 May 1945, George Albert became president of the church at the age of seventy-five. He succeeded President Heber J. Grant, whose death occurred a week earlier.

His appointment as president of the church carried with it the presidency of several large business interests and made him a power in the business affairs of the intermountain country. He was president of Beneficial Life Insurance Company, Heber J. Grant and Company, Utah Hotel Company, Utah Home Fire Insurance Company, Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, Utah State National Bank, Zion's Savings Bank and Trust Company, and Zion Securities Corporation. He was also vice-president and director of Utah Savings Bank and Trust Company, and director of Western Air Lines, Inc., and Salt Lake Union Depot Company. He died in his Salt Lake City home on 4 April 1951, after being ill for several months.

Lucy Emily Woodruff Smith (1869-1937)

Lucy Emily Woodruff Smith, daughter of Wilford, Jr., and Emily Jane Smith Woodruff, was born 10 January 1869 in St. Thomas, Arizona (now part of Nevada). Her parents had been called there on a pioneering mission in 1867. Upon being released from their mission the family moved to Randolph, in Northern Utah, and later to Salt Lake City where her mother died on 8 May 1878. After graduating from the public schools and attending the University of Utah for a year and a half, Lucy W. received clerical training in the office of the city and county surveyor and in the office of the county recorder. She became an expert in record keeping and map making. This training proved valuable for the performance of her assigned duties in the office of the Southern States Mission in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she had been called as a missionary with her husband, George Albert Smith, whom she had married on 25 May 1892. Upon her return from the Southern States Mission, Lucy W. served in the positions of ward president in the Seventeenth Ward Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association (YLMIA) and counselor to the Salt Lake Stake president successively. In 1894, when the Salt Lake Stake YLMIA was organized, Lucy W. was selected as treasurer. In 1900, the Granite and Jordan stakes were formed out of the southern portion of the Salt Lake Stake and Lucy W. Smith was selected as first counselor to the president of the Salt Lake Stake YLMIA. The Stake was again divided in 1904 and the new Salt Lake State YLMIA was organized with Lucy W. as president. In October 1908, Lucy W. was called as an aide to the General Board of the YLMIA. She attended many conventions and conferences of stakes and local organizations. Besides her work in the YLMIA, for several years Lucy W. was a member of the Seventeenth Ward choir; as a member, teacher, and secretary of Sunday School; and as a charter member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1903, Lucy W. was one of a group who visited Great Britain, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and France. In June 1919, she accompanied her husband and two children to England, her husband having been appointed to preside over the European Mission of the church. While residing in England, she visited on the continent and represented the YLMIA to the International Council of Women Congress held in Oslo (Christiana) Norway in the fall of 1920. On 5 November 1937 Lucy W. died at her home in Salt Lake City.

Emily Smith Stewart (1895-1973)

Emily Smith Stewart, the first child of George Albert and Lucy E. Woodruff Smith, was born on 19 November 1895 in Salt Lake City. In her youth she attended public schools in Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah, as well as in Santa Monica, California. She attended the University of Utah and the Nurses Training School at LDS Hospital, graduating as a registered nurse in 1918. On 1 February 1918, Emily Smith married Robert Murray Stewart, the son of James G. and Lillian M. Murray Stewart. Robert Stewart was born on 17 February 1891, in Bauld Hill, Pennsylvania, and died on 3 November 1960. Robert Murray and Emily Smith Stewart had three children, Robert Murray, Jr., Shauna, and Martha ReJeune. Emily Smith Stewart devoted a great amount of time to civic and social services. During World War I and II she was a volunteer Red Cross nurse. She was chairman of the Intermountain Women's Army Corps Civilian Committee of the Ninth Service Command, served on the Utah State Committee for Russian War Relief, and worked with the USO Spar Committee and Wave Committee during World War II.

In the early 1940s, she volunteered her services to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. She worked in this position until 1963, serving in official positions both in the Salt Lake County Chapter and in the National Women's Advisory Committee for the March of Dimes. In 1957, she received a citation from President Dwight D. Eisenhower for her efforts on behalf of the physically handicapped. She was selected Woman of the Year in 1966 by La Sertoma International, an auxiliary of Sertoma International. Emily Smith Stewart was affiliated with Beta Sigma Phi, Alpha Iota, Soroptomis International, the Salt Lake Council of Women, the Salt Lake County Welfare Committee, and Phi Delta Beta Mothers Club. She belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Society of Mayflower Descendants, and the Daughter of Utah Pioneers. She was also treasurer of the George Washington Bi-Centennial Celebration Committee, served twelve years on the Primary General Board of the LDS Church, and was an advisor to the General Assembly of the United States delegation to the United Nations. She traveled widely in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. While visiting her daughter in Socorro, New Mexico, Emily Smith Stewart died on 28 February 1973.

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The George A. Smith family papers (1731-1968) is composed of the personal papers of George A. Smith (1817-1875) and six members of his family: Elias Smith (1804-1888), John Henry Smith (1848-1911), George Albert Smith (1870-1951), Lucy Emily Woodruff Smith (1869-1937), and Emily Smith Stewart (1895-1973). In addition to these individuals there is also a small amount of materials from the Woodruff, Farr, and Chase families, ancestors to the George A. Smith family. The collection has been arranged by family name and contains information on them and their affiliation with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Included are correspondence, genealogical information, journals, patriarchal blessings, ecclesiastical and legal documents, wills, railroad passes, temple records, real estate surveys and certificates, biographies and autobiographies, letterpress books, appointment books, reports, handbooks, programs, speeches, and general business documents dealing with the affairs of the LDS Church.

Among the early Smith family documents, located in box 1, are items dating from 1731 to 1849. These materials include correspondence, journals, family records, church records, and genealogical information. Representative of individuals having papers among these documents are Samuel Smith (1714-1785), Asael Smith (1744-1830), John Smith (1781-1854), Asael Smith (1773-1848), Joseph Smith, Jr. (1805-1844), and Don Carlos Smith (1816-1844). Notable among these records is an original holographic letter written by Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The papers of Elias Smith, located in box 2 and dating from 1804 to 1888, are composed of correspondence, from 1834 to 1887, with individuals such as Joseph F. Smith and John Taylor. There are also ecclesiastical and legal documents among the papers. Notable is a copy of a manuscript, entitled "Liberty Jail Journal," and an account of the Haun's Mill Massacre. Also of interest is a letter from Brigham Young to Jesse W. Fox, relating President Young's wishes in the survey of Utah lands.

Among the papers of George A. Smith (1839-1875), located in boxes 3-6, is correspondence from 1861 to 1872. There is also a small number of personal papers, including the last will and testament of George A. Smith. The papers also include photocopies of George A. Smith's journals, written between 1840 and 1874, as well as an autobiographical sketch to the year 1838. Documents of three of George A. Smith's wives, including Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith, Susan West Smith, and Lucy Messerve Smith Smith, are also found with his papers. An interesting item is a small diary kept by Bathsheba Smith while traveling to Utah circa 1849.

The papers of John Henry Smith (1848-1911), found in boxes 7-15, include a large body of correspondence for the years 1881 to 1911. Also included are letterpress books kept by him between 1884 and 1900. Of interest is a file of letters from prominent LDS Church authorities such as Heber J. Grant, Lorenzo Snow, John Taylor, and Wilford Woodruff. There is also a file of letters from Joseph Smith III, president of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (now called the Community of Christ). Photocopies of John Henry Smith's journals from 1874 to 1911 are present, as are other personal papers, including patriarchal blessings, missionary certificates, and an extract from the Council of the Twelve Apostles meeting in July 1900. This last item concerns the seniority and succession in the Quorum of the Twelve and in the First Presidency. Among John Henry Smith's papers are items pertaining to his wife, Sarah Farr Smith, and the Lorin Farr family. Documents relating to Sarah Farr Smith include correspondence, from 1880 to 1913, and other personal papers. The Lorin Farr materials include items of Aaron Farr, Nancy B. Chase Farr, and Tirzah Farr Gay.

The principal body of manuscript materials in this collection are the papers of George Albert Smith, found in boxes 16-131. Included are fifty-two boxes of correspondence dating from 1882 to 1951. This correspondence includes a "letter sent" file (1882-1910) and letterpress books of outgoing letters from 1897 to 1909. After 1910, George Albert Smith interfiled his incoming and outgoing correspondence in a yearly alphabetical file. In addition, there is one file of letters he received during his mission to the Southern States between 1892 and 1894. The 1880 to 1951 journals of George Albert Smith are photocopies of the originals retained by the LDS Church. There are files on his activities in the LDS Church, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Sons of the American Revolution. An interesting document among the church files is a report of excerpted statements from the weekly Council of the Twelve meetings concerning the status of African Americans in the LDS Church. Also included are financial records of George Albert Smith, including ledgers, income tax returns, and salary statements, as well as estate papers for various individuals, such as John Henry Smith, Sarah Farr Smith, Wilford Woodruff, Annie D. Watson, Samuel M. Barrett, Mary Hansen, and others.

The papers of Lucy Emily Woodruff Smith, wife of George Albert Smith, include correspon- dence (1880-1937), photocopies of her journals (1888-1894), patriarchal and missionary blessings, and biographical sketches. These documents are located in boxes 132-143. Also included is a file on the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association of the LDS Church and documents of the Woodruff family. These include Wilford Woodruff letters, documents of Wilford Woodruff, Jr., and papers of Emily Jane Smith Woodruff. There is also a large amount of Woodruff genealogical information and notes, as well as photocopies of materials in the Nauvoo Restoration, Inc., files. The correspondence also includes a consolidated file of letters of George Albert Smith and other members of the Smith and Woodruff families.

The Woodruff Family Papers can be found in boxes 144-148 and consist of documents similar to those in previous sections. They are arranged according to family member name and date from 1829 to 1926. Included are letters, news clippings, correspondence, biographical information, diaries, genealogical information, and other items for individuals, such as Wilford Woodruff, Wilford Woodruff, Jr., Emily Jane Smith Woodruff, Emma Smith Woodruff, Asahel Hart Woodruff, and others.

The papers of Emily Smith Stewart, daughter of George Albert and Lucy Emily Woodruff Smith, includes correspondence, dating from 1901 to 1968, and a large file on her activities with the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, including correspondence, minutes of meetings, campaign materials, and printed matter. Various women's organizations are represented in the papers, such as Beta Sigma Phi, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Soroptomist Club. There are also items on her family. The Emily Smith Stewart papers are located in boxes 149-175.

Additional materials, located in box 176, were added to the collection in March 1976. Included is a book, Builders of the Kingdom, by Merlo J. Pusey, that contains biographical accounts of George A. Smith, John Henry Smith, and George Albert Smith; words to a prayer given by George Albert Smith, Jr., dedicating the monument to his father's grave; and two essays, "The Understanding Heart," by Irene Jones, and "Uncle Jesse Smith," by Richard P. Harris.

Oversize items in the collection are located in box 177 and map folders. Items in box 177 date from the 1870s to the 1940s and include phrenological charts, award and graduation certificates, resolutions, genealogical charts, maps, and blueprints for the homes of George Albert Smith and Wilford Woodruff, as well as other documents. Map folder items include a centennial anniversary certificate to George Albert Smith in tribute to Utah's first pioneers; maps showing boundaries of wards and stakes in Salt Lake City; genealogical charts for Wilford Woodruff's family; and blueprints for George Albert Smith's Yale Avenue home. These materials are, for the most part, undated. Journals and letterpress books in the form of microfilm are listed in the inventory. Many items in the collection are photocopies of originals that are accessible with the permission of the Manuscripts Divison Head.

The University of Utah purchased the collection from Emily Smith Stewart in 1965. Between 1965 and 1969, Mrs. Stewart transferred the papers to the library. Portions of the collection, mainly the journals, are photocopies of originals in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Historical Department. These copies were made for Mrs. Stewart upon her request before she sold the papers to the university.

In addition to manuscript materials, the collection also included a large amount of memorabilia which was donated by the library to the LDS Church Historical Department. In most cases, printed books and pamphlets not directly connected with the manuscript materials were placed in the library's Western Americana Division. Photographs and audio-visual materials have been transferred to the Multimedia Section of the Manuscripts Division (P0036 and A0036).

This register has been revised to reflect the new housing of some of the collection due to preservation treatments done in the 1990s. Much of the original phrasing, including outdated terminology, has either been updated or put in quotations.

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Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: George A. Smith family papers, Ms 0036, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Ms 0036.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Smith family papersReturn to Top

The papers in this section (boxes 1-2), dating from 1731 to 1887, consist of early Smith family documents from the lineage of George Albert Smith and Lucy Emily Woodruff. Most of these materials are photocopies and include letters, journals, patriarchal blessings, tax reports, genealogical materials, railroad passes, missionary licenses, and military commissions. Included in box 1 are many of the documents resulting from the Smith family's relationship with prominent members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, such as a patriarchal blessing and letter from Parley P. Pratt in box 1, folders 11-12. Also included in box 1 are letters to Newel K. Whitney and others from Joseph Smith Jr., located in folders 15-16, and a family record of Don Carlos Smith, located in folder 17. Box 2 contains documents relating to Elias Smith, including correspondence, a patriarchal blessing, missionary licenses, military documents, and railroad passes. A photocopy of a journal that records events from Liberty Jail is located in folder 28, an account of the Haun's Mill Massacre can be found in folder 29, and folder 31 contains a letter from Brigham Young.

Container(s) Description Dates
Early Smith family documents
1731-1849
Box Folder
1 1
Samuel Smith
Document photocopies.
1731-1794
1 2-3
Priscilla Gould Smith and Zacheus Gould Estate
Receipts signed by Elisha Smith, Elijah Smith, Jedediah Smith, Jesse Smith, and Thomas Smith.
1794-1795
1 4-7
Asael Smith
Letters and a tax report.
1788-1854
1 8-10
John Smith
Letters and a journal.
18333-1849
1 11-12
Asael Smith
Patriarchal blessing and letter from Parley P. Pratt.
1835-1836
1 13
Elizabeth Schellinger Smith
Patriarchal blessings.
1785-1846
1 14
Silas Smith and Martha Smith
Patriarchal blessings.
1817-1902
1 15-16
Joseph Smith, Jr.
Letters to Newel K. Whitney, Messrs, Bashall & Boardmans, and his parents on a printed copy of a revelation (Doctrine and Covenants section 101). Also includes an indenture with John Smith.
1835-1841
1 17
Don Carlos Smith
A Family Record of Don C. Smith.
1816-1841
1 18
Smith Family Baptisms
1841
othertype
1
John Smith and George A. Smith
Photocopied compilation of journals, blessings, genealogical materials, and a phrenological chart.
1832-1849
Elias Smith Papers
1832-1887
Box Folder
2 1
Elias Smith Family Record
2 2-4
Correspondence Sent
1839-1887
2 5-14
Correspondence Received
1834-1885
2 15
Patriarchal Blessing
2 16-19
Ecclesiastical Documents
1840-1846
2 20-26
Legal Documents
Certificates of appointments, military commissions, deeds, receipts, and indentures.
1832-1863
2 27
Railroad Passes
1872-1873
2 28
Photocopy of Liberty Jail Journal
2 29
Hauns Mill Massacre
1838
2 30
Charles Tolman Last Will and Testament
1864
2 31
Brigham Young Letter
To Jesse W. Fox, relating to the survey of Utah.
1855

George A. Smith PapersReturn to Top

This section (boxes 3-6) consists of documents, dating from 1840 to 1876 and from 1954, resulting from George A. Smith's personal life. Included is information on his property, his mission to Iron County, Utah, travels in England, and his wives, Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith and Susan Elizabeth West Smith. Boxes 3-3A contain correspondence, Smith's last will and testament, his temple records, and documents regarding his estate and his mission to Iron County. Box 4 also contains journals regarding Iron County. Biographies and autobiographies of George A. Smith are located in box 5 as is an essay by Zora Smith Jarvis, George A. Smith's granddaughter, on the city of St. George being named after her grandfather. Correspondence, biographical sketches, and genealogical materials of George A. Smith's wives are located in box 6.

Container(s) Description Dates
Personal Papers
1852-1876
Box Folder
3 1-2
Correspondence
1861-1875
3 3
Last Will and Testament
1874
3 4
Smith Family Monument Inscription
Copy of inscription on monument to Robert Smith, erected by George A. Smith.
1872
3 5
Smith Family Temple Records
3 6
Real Estate List
Property in George A. Smith s estate.
3 7
Land Surveys
Property of George A. Smith in Salt Lake City and St. George.
1874
3 8
Land Certificates
1852-1868
3 9-14
Indentures
1860-1874
3 15-28
Receipts and Certificates
Includes documents for Great Western Iron Company, Juvenile Instructor, Salt Lake City newspapers, Utah Central Railroad, Utah Southern Railroad, University of Deseret, ZCMI, and Zion s Savings Bank.
1858-1874
othertype
3A 1
History of George A. Smith
3A 2
Iron County Mission
Journals
1840-1874
Box othertype
4 1
Travels in England
1840
4 2
Travels in England
1840-1845
4 3
Iron County Mission
Photocopy of original.
1850-1852
Folder
4 1
Iron County Mission
Typescript.
1850-1852
othertype
4 4-6
Iron County Mission
Typescript and photocopy of original.
1870-1874
Autobiography and Biographies
Box Folder
4 1
Biographies
Printed in The Contributor, vol. 4, nos. 1-5 and 7-8, and in Andrew Jenson's Biographical Encyclopedia.
4 2
The Naming of St. George for George A. Smith
Compiled and written by his granddaughter, Zora Smith Jarvis.
1954
4 3
Autobiography
4 4-7
Biography
This record was prepared for George Albert Smith from the original journals of George A. Smith in the Hisorical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
1817-1847
Wives of George A. Smith
Box othertype
6 1
Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith Diary and Letters
The 1849 diary records her travels to Utah and consists of a photocopy of the original and a typescript of the text. The original diary is in the Reserve Collection of the Manuscripts Division. The letters from George A. Smith are dated 1873.
1849; 1873
Folder
6 1-2
Susan Elizabeth West Smith
Biographical sketch.
6 3-20
Lucy Messerve Smith Smith
Correspondence (in one letter, dated May 18, 1892, George A. Smith relates that Emma Smith helped to deliver a child of one of Joseph s wives), patriarchal blessings, genealogical and temple records, Historical Sketches, Historical Sketch of my Father's Family, A Vision on the City of Zion, poetry, indenture, and other documents.
1844-1892

John Henry Smith PapersReturn to Top

The papers in this section (boxes 7-15), dating from 1852 to 1921, consist of materials relating to John Henry Smith, although materials relating to Sarah Farr Smith and her family are also included. Boxes 7-13 contain correspondence on topics with information on the Smith family, politics, land, the death of Brigham Young, and LDS Church activities. In this inventory, some correspondence is described in order to present examples of the topics discussed. Some correspondence, as well as resolutions, memorials, diary excerpts, legal papers, patriarchal blessings, business papers, and speeches, are located in box 14. Also located in box 14 are LDS Church documents such as extracts from meetings of the Council of the Twelve Apostles (folder 28), European mission statistics (folder 31), and a photocopy of a $1,000 gold bond (folder 36). The original gold bond can be accessed with permission from the division head. Boxes 14A-14G contain photocopies of John Henry Smith's journals. Box 15 holds correspondence, patriarchal blessings, and biographical materials regarding Sarah Farr Smith and her family.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
7
Correspondence
1869-1893
8
Correspondence
1893-1897
9
Correspondence
1897-1901
10
Correspondence
1901-1902
11
Correspondence
1902-1903
12
Correspondence
1903-1909
Folder
13 1-10
Correspondence
Among these correspondence is one from Silas S. Smith, concerning the number of men living in plural marriage in Rexburg, Idaho, and one from U. V. Bean, concerning the policy of the Mormon church on joining secret societies.
1909-1913
13 11-18
Heber J. Grant Correspondence
1885-1911
13 19
Francis M. Lyman Correspondence
1901-1905
13 20
Charles W. Penrose Correspondence
1908
13 21-25
Ben E. Rich Correspondence
1893-1903
Correspondence, Resolutions, Memorials, Personal Papers, and Subject Files
1874-1911
Box Folder
14 1-2
Ben E. Rich
1903-1909
14 3-6
Joseph Smith III
1886-1911
14 7-9
Joseph F. Smith
1890-1909
14 10
Lorenzo Snow
1900
14 11
John Taylor
1885-1887
14 12
Daniel H. Wells
1885
14 13-14
Wilford Woodruff
1882-1897
14 15
Resolutions and Memorials
Adopted upon the death of John Henry Smith.
1911
14 16
Diary Excerpts
Concerns the appointment of George Albert Smith as an apostle and member of the Council of the Twelve.
1903
14 17
Genealogical Items
Concerns the ancestry of John Henry and Sarah Farr Smith. A genealogy chart is included in box 177, folder 3.
14 18
Reed Smoot Hearings
A list of questions, an affidavit, and a news clipping concerning the seating of Reed Smoot in the United States Senate.
1904-1906
14 19-20
Legal Papers
Probate records, deeds, indentures, and court orders.
14 21
Funeral Services
A funeral program and a copy of Seymour B. Young's sentiments.
1911
14 22
Speeches
1905-1908
14 23
John Henry Smith, " Mormonism"
14 24
" The Experience of One Who Fell"
14 25
Patriarchal Blessings
Included is a copy of a blessing given to Winslow Farr Smith.
1881-1889
14 26-27
Certificates
Includes missionary certificates to England, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and northern Mexico. Also includes appointment of John Henry Smith to Senior President of the Sixty-Fifth Quorum of Seventies.
1874-1887
14 28
Succession to the First Presidency
Extracts from the minutes of the Council of the Twelve Apostles.
1900
14 29
Brigham Young Memorial Fund Donations
1898-1899
14 30
Logan Temple Donations
1877-1882
14 31
European Mission Statistics
Includes information from the Netherlands, England, Scandinavia, Germany, and Turkey.
1879-1897
14 32
Business Cards
14 33
Railroad Passes
14 34
Business Papers
Includes documents from the Sugar City Improvement Company, Kanab Co-op Stock Company, Home Fire Insurance Company, and others.
14 35
Transmississippi Commercial Congress
Announcements of conventions.
1899 and 1903
14 36
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1,000 dollars Gold Bond
Photocopies of two bonds.
1910
14 37
Co-operative Wagon and Machine Company
Certificate of appointment as director.
1893
14 38
Zions Co-operative Mercantile Institution
Certificates of appointment as director.
1898-1910
14 39
Miscellaneous Items
John Henry Smith Journals
Box
14A
Journals
1874-1881
14B
Journals
1881-1885
14C
Journals
1885-1892
14D
Journals
1892-1897
14E
Journals
1897-1902
14F
Journals
1902-1907
14G
Journals
1908-1911
Sarah Farr Smith and Farr Family Papers
1852-1919
Box Folder
15 1-6
Correspondence
Includes correspondence with John Henry Smith, George Albert Smith, Lucy Woodruff Smith, and Winslow Farr Smith.
1880-1919
15 7
Patriarchal Blessing
1881
15 8
Daughters of the American Revolution
Correspondence and application form for membership.
1911
15 9
Lincoln Farm Association Certificate
1908
15 10
Tribute
Poetic tribute on seventieth birthday.
1911
15 11
Art Work
15 12
Funeral
Typescript of services.
1921
15 13-14
Lorin Farr
Includes genealogy materials and an inscription for the Lorin Farr Monument.
15 15
Aaron F. Farr Journal
Typescript.
1852-1854
15 16
Nancy B. Chase Farr
Sketches of Nancy B. Chase Farr and other members of Chase family.
15 17
Tirzah Farr Gay
Biographical materials.
15 18
Farr Family Genealogical Chart

George Albert Smith PapersReturn to Top

This section (boxes 16-131) includes documents dating from 1870 to 1953. Correspondence, journals, appointment books, statistics, programs, outlines, directories, reports, bulletins, rosters, notes, insurance policies, and biographical sketches are present The bulk of the correspondence is in boxes 16-17 and 20-72. Similar to boxes 7-13, some correspondence is described in order to present examples of the topics discussed. Some of these topics include George Albert Smith's civic duties, Utah and United States politics, the missionary program, the Quorum of the Twelve, George Albert Smith's health, Joseph Smith Jr., and general affairs of the LDS Church. The correspondence is arranged chronologically and alphabetically. Letterpress books and memorials, prepared at John Henry Smith's death, are located in boxes 18-19 and 33. They have remained in this section due to their connection with George Albert Smith who either compiled or had them in his possession. THE LETTER-PRESS BOOKS IN BOXES 18 AND 33 ARE RESTRICTED DUE TO THEIR FRAGILE NATURE. Microfilm copies are available. Journals and appointment books are located in boxes 73-78 and date from 1890 to 1951. Also included in this section are documents relating to the priesthood, located in box 78, and LDS Church programs, located in boxes 79-99. Materials regarding the priesthoods cover subjects such as African Americans, church courts, civil marriages, the temple, and the Twelve Apostles. These materials are in the form of correspondence, notes, programs, outlines, lists, reports, and announcements. The materials on church programs are similar to those in box 78, but also include meeting minutes, directories, statistics, reports, and writings. Some of these programs include the Mutual Improvement Association, the Sunday School, the welfare program, the missionary program, and the Boy Scouts of America. Smith's personal papers, such as biographical sketches, patriarchal blessings, passports, records of ordinations, genealogical records, legal documents, estate papers, and scrapbooks, are also included in this section, located in boxes 100-131. Boxes 100-104 contain information on George Albert Smith's childhood, his public and church duties, as well as his writings and speeches. Boxes 105-106 hold subject files on the Twelve Apostles, the Book of Mormon, evolution, polygamy, and other subjects. Financial and estate papers are located in boxes 107-118. The estate papers refer not only to George Albert Smith's estate but also to that of Wilford Woodruff, Annie D. Watson, Matilda M. Barrett, John Acomb, and others. Smith's last will and testament is located in box 107, folder 10. Scrapbooks, consisting mostly of information on Smith's activities as president of the LDS Church and his death, are located in boxes 119-131.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
16
Correspondence
1882-1897
17
Correspondence
1897-1899
Folder
18 1-4
John Henry Smith Letterpress Books
1884-1910
19
Memorials
These are bound, hand-lettered memorials prepared upon the death of John Henry Smith.
1911
20
Correspondence
1899-1900
21
Correspondence
1901-1901
22
Correspondence
1901-1902
23
Correspondence
1902-1902
24
Correspondence
1903-1903
25
Correspondence
1903-1904
26
Correspondence
1904-1905
27
Correspondence
1905-1905
28
Correspondence
1906-1906
29
Correspondence
1906-1907
30
Correspondence
1907-1908
31
Correspondence
1908-1908
32
Correspondence
1909-1909
33
George Albert Smith Letterpress Books
1897-1909
Reel
1-5
George Albert Smith Letterpress Books
1897-1909
34
Correspondence
1909-1910
35
Correspondence, A-R
1911
Folder
36 1-5
Correspondence
Invitation to attend a reception in honor of President William H. Taft.
1911-1912
36 6-12
Condolences
Letters of condolence received by George Albert Smith upon the death of his father, John Henry Smith.
36 13-26
Correspondence
These include correspondence to Samuel O. Bennion, stating that the reason no contribution was made for the printing and distributing of the AKing Follet funeral sermon was because the sermon might contain things contrary to truth. These also include correspondence to David Eccles, concerning the development of land in the Rillito River basin, Arizona. Eccles' return letter (1912) declined the opportunity, saying he was content with his business at hand.
1911-1912
37
Correspondence, L-S
1912
38
Correspondence, S-G
1912-1913
39
Correspondence, H-S
1913
40
Correspondence, S-Z
1913
41
Correspondence, A-M
1914
42
Correspondence, N-J
1914-1915
43
Correspondence, L-E
1915-1918
44
Correspondence, F-S
1918
45
Correspondence, S-M
1919
46
Correspondence, M-K
1919-1921
47
Correspondence, L-B
1921-1922
48
Correspondence, B-H
1922
49
Correspondence, H-S
1922
50
Correspondence, S-Z
1922
51
Correspondence, A-J
1923
52
Correspondence, J-S
1923
53
Correspondence, S-D
1923-1924
54
Correspondence, D-O
1924
55
Correspondence, P-Z
1924
56
Correspondence, A-L
1925
57
Correspondence, M-S
1925
58
Correspondence, S-G
1925-1926
59
Correspondence, H-C
1926-1928
60
Correspondence, S-C
1926-1928
61
Correspondence, C-M
1928
62
Correspondence, N-D
1928-1929
63
Correspondence, D-R
1929
64
Correspondence, R-B
1929-1934
65
Correspondence, B-D
1934-1935
66
Correspondence, A-C
1936-1937
67
Correspondence, D-M
June 1937
68
Correspondence, M-S
June 10, 1937
69
Correspondence, S-Z
1937-1938
70
Correspondence
1882-1953
Missionary Correspondence
Box Folder
71 1-12
Lucy E. Woodruff Smith
1892-1894
71 13-14
John Henry Smith
1892-1893
72 1-4
Sarah Farr Smith
1892-1894
72 5
Josephine G. Smith
1893
72 6-22
J. Golden Kimball
1892-1894
Journals and Appointment Books
Box
73
Journals
1890-1931
74
Journals
1931-1936
75
Journals
1947-1951
76
Appointment Books
1891-1921
77
Appointment Books
1922-1939
Folder
78 1-5
Appointment Books
1940-1948
Melchizedek and Aaronic Priesthood
Box Folder
78 6
Melchizedek Priesthood Committee
Notes on ward teaching, statistical forms, rolls, and correspondence.
1928-1937
78 7
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Excerpts from the weekly council meetings dealing with the rights of African Americans in the church.
1849-1940
78 8
Melchizedek Priesthood, Apostles, Lines of Authority
A listing of who ordained each of the apostles to April 1938. Also included is a card with the line of authority of George Albert Smith.
1939
78 9
Melchizedek Priesthood, High Priests
A reminder card for quorum officers, and instruction for selection of presidents of high priest quorums.
78 10-18
Melchizedek Priesthood, Seventies
Correspondence, statistics, form letters, letters of instruction, and lessons from the Seventies Correspondence School.
1907-1941
78 19
Melchizedek Priesthood, Church Courts
Instructions to bishops and stake high councils concerning procedures in church courts.
78 20
Melchizedek Priesthood, Civil Marriage Ceremony
Suggested form for civil marriage ceremony.
78 21
Melchizedek Priesthood, Temple Garment Report
A letter, dated 1930, to the General Board of the Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association, explaining recent modifications in the temple garment, and a report, dated 1936, giving the recommendations of a committee on further modifications of the temple garment.
1930; 1936
78 22
Melchizedek Priesthood, Conferences
Programs and outlines of priesthood conferences and conventions.
1928-1937
78 23-25
Aaronic Priesthood
Correspondence, program outlines, statistics, and conventions dealing with the Aaronic Priesthood in the Mormon church.
1929-1938
LDS Church Missionary Program, Mutual Improvement Association, and Sunday School
Box Folder
79 1
Missionary Committee
Minutes of meetings, statistics, programs, and instructions.
1925-1944
79 2
Missionary Comparison Report
Biannual statistical report of missions showing expenses of missionaries, amount of tithing paid, and number of publications sold.
1931-1932
79 3
Trans-Atlantic Misions Report
Statistical reports and report of the Danish Mission.
1933; 1936; 1938
79 4
Zions' Printing and Publishing Company
Correspondence and articles of incorporation.
1907
79 5-7
Eastern States Mission, "Mormon Messages"
Texts of radio programs presented in the Eastern States Mission.
79 8
Instructions to Mission Presidents
Instructions for administering a mission.
79 9-10
General Board Meeting Minutes
January 1935
79 11
Manuals
Includes instructions, outlines, and list of activities.
79 12
Reports and Statistics
Survey sheets, statistics, and sample reports for achievement awards.
1913-1914
79 13
Conference and Convention Programs
1880-1920
79 14
Jubilee Celebration
Correspondence, survey sheets, instructions for the parade, and announcements.
1925
79 15
Boy Scouts of America
Application forms and correspondence.
79 16
Salt Lake Stake Directory
79 17
June Conference Citation
1948
79 18
Statistical Charts
1903-1908
79 19
Documents
Includes information on programs in the Sunday School and a summary of suggestions by the Twelve Apostles and other authorities at a special conference in 1928.
1899-1928
79 20
"Account for Everyone" Campaign
Instructions, forms, and reports.
1931
LDS Church Stake Presidencies and Officers
Box Folder
80 1-5
Correspondence sent to Stake Presidencies
1904-1939
80 6
Stake Quarterly Conferences
Schedules, suggestions, and instructions.
1933-1936
80 7
Stake Conference Visitor Suggestions
1945
80 8
Directory of Stake Officers
1907
80 9-13
Directories of General Authorities and Officers of the LDS Church
1904-1950
LDS Church Welfare
Box Folder
81 1-3
Welfare Committee, Minutes and Bulletins
1939-1944
81 4
Documents
Correspondence, copy of address by O. E. Baker, and AThe New Significance of the Rural People to America and the Christian Church.
1937-1944
81 5
Church Welfare Committee
Budget, statement, and meeting agenda.
1947
othertype
81 1
Suggested Material for Welfare Meetings
1943
81 2
Survey of Agricultural Information of the State of Idaho
circa 1945
81 3
Church Welfare Plan, Financial and Statistical Report
1947
81 4
Digest of Church Welfare Anual Report
1943
81 5
Church Welfare Plan, Annual Report
1943
82 1
Digest of Annual Reports
1944
82 2-4
Annual Reports
1944-1946
83
LDS Church Welfare Plan, Annual Reports
1947-1949
84
LDS Church Welfare Plan, Annual Report
1950
LDS Church, Servicemen's Committee
Box othertype
85 1-2
Compilation of LDS Servicemen's Casualties in World War II
Reported by wards, stakes, and missions of the church.
Folder
85 1
Letter of Transmittal and Statistical Compilation
LDS Church Centennial Committee
Box Folder
86 1-3
Correspondence
1929-1930
86 4
Proposals
Suggestions and proposals for celebration of the centennial of the church, submitted by P. H. Ryan, R. S. Wells, B. H. Roberts, J. F. Smith, R. Lyman, S. Q. Cannon, J. L. Fairbanks, A. W. Tomlinson, and O. F. Whitney.
1930
86 5
Minutes
1930
86 6
Financial Papers
1931
86 7
Memoranda and Notes
1930
86 8
Pageant Parade Outline
86 9-10
Pageant Script Drafts
86 11
Printed Material
Programs, addresses, schedules of rehearsals, and newspaper cuts.
othertype
86 1
The Message of the Ages
1830-1930
86 2
One Hundred Years Centennial Celebration
1830-1930
86 3
A Picture Story of Mormonism
LDS Church Pioneer Celebration Committee
Box Folder
87 1
Correspondence
1922-1927
87 2
Pioneer List
List of 1847 pioneers still living.
1927
87 3
Financial Papers
othertype
87 1
Bank Statements
1925
Folder
87 4
Notes of the Souvenir Booklet
othertype
87 2
Souvenir of the Pioneer Celebration
1847-1922
LDS Church, Miscellaneous Committees
Box Folder
88 1
Church Correlation Committee Meeting Minutes
1931
88 2
General Church Music Committee
Agenda, financial reports, and address.
1939
88 3-4
Church Social Guidance Committee
Agenda, committee packet, and minutes.
1934-1935
88 5
Priesthood Lesson Committee Report
1908
othertype
88 1
Pioneer Celebration Committee
Souvenir booklet entitled, The Message of the Ages.
1847-1947
LDS Church, Pacific Islands Visit
Box Folder
89 1
Australian Mission
89 2
New Zealand Mission
89 3
Samoan Mission
89 4
Society Islands Mission
89 5
Hawaiian Islands Mission
89 6
Tongan Mission
89 7
South Pacific Islands
List of church materials sent to people visiting the South Pacific Islands.
89 8
Ship Menus
89 9-14
Correspondence
89 15
Miscellaneous Notes
Notes made by George Albert Smith during his trip to the South Pacifica.
89 16
South Seas Mission
Financial report.
1937
Boy Scouts of America
Box
90
Correspondence
1921-1926
91
Correspondence
1926-1928
92
Correspondence
1929-1937
93
Correspondence
1937-1938
94
Correspondence
1939-1944
Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
Box
95
Correspondence
1907-1923
96
Correspondence
1924-1925
97
Correspondence
1925-1931
98
Correspondence
1931-1948, and Undated
International Dry Farming and Irrigation Congresses; and International Dry Goods Conference,
Box Folder
99 1-6
Correspondence
1918
99 7
List of Officers
1918
99 8
List of Delegates
1918
99 9
Documents
Printed material, program of Congress, agenda of Congress, and comparative chart showing principal irrigation projects in North America.
1918
99 10
Correspondence
1921-1922
99 11
Itineraries
1921
99 12
Name Lists
1921
99 13
Guide Book Tour of American and Canadian Delegation of Dry Goods Merchants to Great Britain
1921
99 14
Programs
1921
99 15-16
Luncheon Menus
1921
Personal Papers
Box Folder
100 1
Autobiographical Sketch
Written by George Albert Smith to T. Earl Pardoe. Included is a copy of a letter, probably written by Emily Smith Stewart, to T. W. Pardoe giving additional information on George Albert Smiths life.
100 2
Notes on George Albert Smiths Life
Holographic notes concerning incidents in the life of George Albert Smith. Included is a statement made by George Albert Smith a month before his death in 1951.
100 3
Biographical Articles
Magazine articles on George Albert Smith.
100 4
AA Brief Biography
Humorous biography of George Albert Smith written at the time of his marriage.
1892
100 5
Marriage Certificate
1892
100 6
Nurses' Bedside Notes
Notes kept by nurses preceeding the death of George Albert Smith.
1951
100 7-8
Funeral
Documents concerning the funeral of George Albert Smith, including a dedicatory prayer, a list of pall bearers, an obituary statement, and a statement of arrangements for the funeral.
1951
100 9
George Albert Smiths ACreed
100 10
Line of Authority Cards
Cards giving George Albert Smith's line of apostolic authority.
100 11
Blessing
Given to George Albert Smith by George A. Smith.
1870
100 12
Patriarchal Blessing
Given to George Albert Smith by John L. Smith.
1881
100 13
Patriarchal Blessing
Given to George Albert Smith by Zebedee Coltrin. In this blessing George Albert Smith is told he will become an apostle, and it is intimated he will become president of the LDS Church.
1884
100 14-16
Missionary Blessings
Given to George Albert Smith by Joseph F. Smith and Heber J. Grant.
1892-1938
100 17
Priesthood Certificates
Ordination as a member of the Quorum of the Seventy and as a missionary.
1892
100 18
Certificates
Discharge certificate as a sergeant in the National Guard of Utah, life membership certificate in the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association, membership certificate in the Utah State Historical Society, and a pass to the October 1942 General Conference.
1892-1942
100 19-21
Missionary Certificates
Included are certificates for Lucy E. W. Smith, George Albert Smith, Jr., and Edith Smith.
1903-1919
100 22
Missionary Farewell Program
1919
100 23
Apostolic Charge
To George Albert Smith by John Henry Smith.
1903
100 24
British Identity Book and Passport
1915-1919
100 25-26
Passports
1920-1948
100 27
Record of Ordinations
Men ordained by George Albert Smith to the Priesthood.
1904-1908
100 28
Sunday School Class Members
List of George Albert Smith's first Sunday School class and roll book.
1891
100 29
Seventeenth Ward Sunday School
Lesson materials and outlines.
1900
100 30
Temple Prayer Circle
Program for social reunion.
1924
100 31-32
Letters of Introduction
For George Albert Smith, written by prominent men in Utah and the LDS Church.
1908-1938
100 33
Personal Cards
Driver's license, indentification card, and others.
100 34
Business Cards
100 35
Guest List
Register of Governors' Reception held at the George Albert Smith home.
1947
100 36
St. George, Utah, Weather Reports
Chart prepared by George Albert Smith.
1909-1910
100 37
Land Plats
Owned by George Albert Smith.
100 38
Speeches by the General Authorities of the LDS Church
othertype
100 1
Birthday Book
Listing of birthdays of individuals and friends of George Albert Smith.
Folder
100 39
Itineraries
Travels of George Albert Smith.
Youth and Education, George Albert Smith Jr., and Edith Smith
Box Folder
101 1
George Albert Smith's Youth
Songs he sang in his youth.
101 2-3
Brigham Young Academy
Original themes, correspondence, and other materials.
1882
101 4-5
Autograph Books
1882-1885
101 6-9
Sprague Corespondence School of Law
Lessons, certificate, quiz books, and correspondence.
101 10-23
Correspondence
1926-1929
101 24
Missionary Blessing
Given by Heber J. Grant.
1919
101 25
Mission Notes
In English and German.
101 26
Passports
1926-1928
101 27
Documents
Genealogical items, articles, and speeches.
101 28
Edith Smith, Correspondence
1920
101 29
Edith Smith Elliott
Statements concerning the health of George O. Elliott, Edith Smith's husband.
Genealogical Records, Certificates, and Memorials
Box Folder
102 1
Genealogical Cards
Prepared for the family record of the descendants of Robert Smith. They include George Albert Smith, his wife, and children.
102 2
Genealogical Sheets
LDS family group sheets for Samuel Smith, John Smith, George A. Smith, Nathaniel Libby, Ezra Chase, Lorin Farr, Wilford Woodruff, John Henry Smith, Elias Smith, Aphek Woodruff, George Albert Smith, Robert M. Stewart, George O. Elliott, and George Albert Smith, Jr.
102 3
George Albert Smith Family
Genealogical information on the family of George Albert Smith.
102 4
"Ancestry of the Smiths"
Manuscript on the ancestors of George Albert Smith.
102 5
"A Race of Religious Leaders"
Extract from the Sunday school manual, Saviors on Mount Zion.
102 6
Joseph Fielding Smith Jr., "Asahel [Asael] Smith of Topsfield, with some Account of the Smith Family"
102 7
Genealogical Sketches
Brief biographical sketches with photographs of George A. Smith, Wilford Woodruff, Lorin Farr, Nancy B. Chase Farr, John Smith, Clarissa L. Smith, Aphek Woodruff, Ezra Chase, Tirza W. Chase, Winslow Farr, Wilford Woodruff Jr., Elias Smith, and Lucy E. Woodruff Smith. Also includes photographs of George Albert Smith, his wife and children, as well as his childrens' spouses and their children.
102 8-10
Chase Family
Includes correspondence, notes, genealogical charts, items on the Chase Mill, and sketches of Rhoda Chase Hinman, Beatrice Chase McGhie, and John D. Chase.
1870-1915
102 11
Sons of the American Revolution, Certificate of Memorium
102 12
LDS Genealogical Society, Certificate of Memberhship
1908
102 13
Autograph Book of Memorium
Presented to George Albert Smith by the members of the party who traveled to dedicate the Joseph Smith Monument in Vermont in 1905.
1910
102 14
Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution
Certificates of election to the Board of Directors.
1911-1926
102 15
"Win the War for Permanent Peace" Convention
Honorary appointment by the Governor of the State of Utah.
1918
102 16
Oregon Trail Memorial Association, Membership Certificate
1926
102 17
Boy Scouts of America, Silver Beaver Award Certificate
1931
102 18
Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association
Memorial booklet presented to George Albert Smith on his 62nd birthday.
1932
102 19
Boy Scouts of America
Certificate and booklet of the Silver Buffalo Award.
1934
102 20
Boys Town
Certificate as an honarary citizen.
1941
102 21
Salt Lake City Kiwanis Club
Certificate as guest speaker.
1946
102 22
Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association
Special citation presented to George Albert Smith during June M.I.A. Conference.
1948
102 23
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Civic Service Certificate
1948
102 24
Maximo Corte Book of Memorium
Hand-written book of a Spanish translation of the first book of Nephi from the Book of Mormon, presented to George Albert Smith by Maximo Corte, an Argentinian convert to the LDS Church.
1949
102 25
United States Treasury, Award of Merit
1950
othertype
102 1
Improvement Era Editorial Staff
Bound volume of birthday wishes from all Mutual Improvement Association stake and mission officers.
102 2
Improvement Era Editorial Staff
Specially bound birthday issue of the Improvement Era dedicated to George Albert Smith.
1950
Medals, Ribbons, Resolutions, Memorials, and Personal Library
Box Folder
103 1-8
Medals and ribbons worn by George Albert Smith
othertype
103 1
Memorial
To George Albert Smith in appreciation for his service in the Mutual Improvement Association.
103 2
Memorial
Prepared upon the death of George Albert Smith.
1951
Folder
103 9
Resolutions
Copies of resolutions passed by various organizations upon the death of George Albert Smith.
1951
103 10
Books in the President's Office
othertype
103 3
Books in George Albert Smiths Home
Folder
103 11
Books Mailed
1935-1945
Writings and Speeches
Box Folder
104 1-2
George Albert Smith Speeches
1921-1950
104 3
Writings
Copies of articles written by George Albert Smith and notes for speeches and writings.
104 4
Diary Excerpts
Typed copy of entries in George Albert Smith's diary at the time he became president of the LDS Church.
1945
othertype
104 1
Sharing the Gospel with Others
Excerpts from the sermons of George Albert Smith, edited by Preston Nibley.
1948
104 2
Religious Lesson Book
Religious studies prepared by George Albert Smith. Includes German translation.
1883
Subject Files
Box Folder
105 1
Adam-Ondi-Adman Plat
Original plat map of Adam-Ondi-Ahman. A xerox of this map is filed in this folder, the original is in box 177, folder 4.Articles of incorporation and correspondence.
105 3
List of Apostles
Apostles of the LDS Church and by whom they were ordained.
105 4
The Archbishop of Canterbury
Programs and announcements of the enthronement.
1897
105 5
The Bald Headed League of the World
Certificate of membership and a pamphlet, ALong May She Glow.
105 6-7
Melvin J. Ballard
Correspondence and ordination book.
1937-1939
105 8
Matilda M. Barrett
Art work, drawings, and paintings.
105 9
Harriet Beeching
Items dealing with the Methodist Church, including hymnals, pamphlets, and membership cards.
105 10
Book of Mormon ACaractors
Photo reproduction of the ACaractors of the Book of Mormon plates, drawn by Joseph Smith, Jr.
105 11
Book of Mormon Chart
Chronological chart to the Book of Mormon, prepared by Albert C. Peterson.
1941
105 12-13
Book of Mormon Committee
Correspondence primarily between the Committee and Joel Ricks concerning Book of Mormon geography.
1920-1921
105 14-15
Book of Mormon Evidences
Article by Gregory Mason, entitled ARediscovering America, and copies of pamphlets and articles concerning early American civilizations.
105 16
George Q. Cannon Journal
Typescript of his journal while on a trip to Hawaii.
1900-1901
105 17
Hanna Knight Libby Carter, Biographical Sketch
105 18
Samuel Parkinson Cowley, Funeral Service
1934
105 19
Creation of the Earth
Chart comparing the biblical and scientific accounts of creation.
105 20
Dionsaurs
Article by Samuel Hubbard, AOn the Trail of the Dinosaur, in Wild World Magazine (vol. 56).
1926
105 21
Europe
Notes giving impressions of various countries.
105 22
Evolution
Article by Canon E. W. Barnes, AEvolution and the Fall of Man, in Everlasting Standard.
1920
105 23
Foreign Language Papers
Reasons for continuing the church control of foreign language papers.
105 24
Glendale West Ward Dedication Program
1950
105 25
Heber Q. Hale, 1920
Text pertaining to a vision received by Heber Q. Hale.
105 26
Jesus Christ and Joseph Smith
Chart comparing the lives of the two men, selections from Joseph Smith's last sermons, and notes on the atonement and resurrection of Christ.
105 27
Spencer W. Kimball
Reports on the Duncan flood in Arizona.
1942
105 28
KSL Radio Tabernacle Broadcast Script
1943
105 29
LDS Church Organization
Chart showing the organization of the LDS Church.
105 30
Mayflower
Chart showing Mayflower ancestors of George Albert Smith.
105 31
Maps
Plat maps showing property owned by George Albert Smith and others of the Smith family.
105 32
Men and Women
Articles and notes on the relationship of men and women.
105 33-34
Merrill Mortuaries Case
Documents, correspondence, and newspaper clippings concerning lawsuit in Montana.
1934-1936
106 1-2
Notes
Miscellaneous notes and pocket notebooks.
106 3
Organ Recital
Program given in honor of the Crown Prince and Princess of Sweden.
1926
106 4
Overland Guide
Overland guide from Ogden, Utah, to Cardston, Canada.
106 5
Parowan, Utah
Historical notes given to Barbara M. Adams by President William R. Palmer.
106 6
Charles W. Penrose
Manuscript of AOrigin of Intelligent Beings.
106 7
Orson Pratt
Biographical information and notes.
106 8-9
Poetry
Copies of poetry on various subjects.
106 10-12
Political Documents
Copies of platforms, pamphlets, brochures, tickets, and voting statistics for various elections.
106 13
Polygamy
Letter to Anthony W. Ivins, requesting a polygamous marriage following the Manifesto of 1890.
1898
106 14
M. I. Pupin
Manuscript of AThe Power Age and Modern Civilization.
106 15
Religious Class Work
Anonymous manuscript of ARelation of Religion Class Work to the Public Schools.
106 16
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Manuscripts and correspondence concerning the founding of the Reorganized LDS Church.
106 17
Stephen L. Richards
Correspondence concerning an article, AAncient Life in North America, by Wallace King.
1936
106 18
Joseph E. Robinson
Manuscript of AInteresting Incidents of the California Mission.
106 19
Virginia Robinson
Testimony of the truthfulness of the Mormon church.
106 20
Sacrament
Scriptural references to the sacrament.
106 21
Smith Ancestors Monument
Dedication program of monument to John Smith, George A. Smith, and John Henry Smith.
1916
106 22
Lorenzo Snow
Photocopy of account of Lorenzo Snow's first automobile ride.
106 23
Sterling B. Talmage, Correspondence
1933-1938
106 24
Tithing
Statement for which LDS Church tithing is used.
106 25
"A Treatise on War Against Sin," by William Ipson Lang
106 26
White Horse Prophecy
"A Prophecy of Joseph Smith on or about May 6, 1843," copied from manuscript written by Margaret Averitt.
1912
106 27
Chief Washakie
Manuscripts on Chief Washakie, by James I. Patten and James S. Brown.
106 28
Lyman Wight
Photocopy of An Address by Way of an Abridged Account and Journal of my Life from 1811 up to 1848, with an Appeal to the Latter Day Saints.
106 29
Word of Wisdom
Manuscript of AHow to Enjoy the Shortages (no author).
106 30
World War I
Broadside advertising speech by James E. Talmage on AMormonism and the War.
106 31
Brigham Young
Biographical sketch and program presenting the Brigham Young Statue in Washington, D.C.
1950
106 32
Brigham Young Discourse
Typescript of an address made by Brigham Young.
1877
106 33
Lucy Ann Decker Young
Biographical sketch, blessings, and correspondence.
Financial and Legal Papers
Box Folder
107 1-6
Savings Passbooks
Includes books for Lucy W. Smith, George Albert Smith, Jr., and Clarabell Smith.
1897-1951
107 7
Railroad Passes
Issued to George Albert Smith and family.
1915
107 8
Property Deeds and Bonds
1890s
107 9
Power of Attorney
Giving Robert Murray Stewart power of attorney.
1922
107 10
Last Will and Testament
1901-1950
107 11
Securities
List of stocks and property owned by George Albert Smith.
1919-1951
107 12
Stock Certificates
Ima Consolidated Mine, Dugway Mining Company, Utah States Gold Mine, and Golden Eagle Mine.
1896-1905
107 13
Deeds and Indentures
1890-1932
107 14
Beneficial Life Insurance Company, Loan Agreement
1932
107 15
Continental Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Policy
1930
107 16
Equitable Life Insurance Company
Correspondence, policies, and loan agreements.
1927
107 17
Employers Indemnity Corporation, Policy
1918
107 18
General Accident Assurance Corporation, Disability Policy
1919
107 19
Mutual Life Insurance Company, Policy
107 20
Hartford Fire Insurance Company, Automobile Insurance Policy
1922-1925
107 21-22
Home Fire Insurance Company, Policies
1923-1928
107 23
Deseret Mortuaries
Funeral service certificate.
1929
107 24
Libby Investment Company
Financial reports and list of stock owned by George Albert Smith.
1916-1917
107 25
Burglary Notes
List of items stolen from George Albert Smith's home and the resultant insurance claims.
1945
108 1-9
Earnings
1915-1929
108 10
Monthly Salary Statement
108 11-15
Accounts
1919-1921
108 16
Income Tax Notes
108 17-19
Income Tax Returns
1914-1928
108 20-25
LDS Church Donations
1943-1948
108 26-47
Bank Statements
1924-1943
109
Bank Statements
1943-1947
110
Bank Statements
1947-1949
111
Bank Statements
1949-1951
othertype
112 1-4
Ledgers
1892-1902
112 5
Day Book
1902-1906
113 1-10
Check Stubs
1898-1911
113 11-12
Check and Deposit Registers
1908-1919
Estate Papers
Box Folder
114 1-8
John Henry Smith Estate
Includes probate documents, assets and liabilities, stock certificates, insurance policies, deeds, a savings passbook, bank statements, correspondence, news clippings, petitions, a ledger, and a book of check stubs.
1912-1914
114 9-12
Sarah Farr Smith Estate
Includes last will and testament, minutes, correspondence, deeds, stock certificates, and general financial papers.
1914-1924
115 1-8
Wilford Woodruff Estate
Includes power of attorney, probate documents, assets and disbursements, financial transactions, stock certificates, a ledger, check stubs, and a savings passbook.
1901-1907
115 9
Sarah Brown Woodruff Estate
Saving passbooks, last will and testament, correspondence, and list of assets.
1903-1909
115 10
Mary Woodruff Estate
Correspondence, probate, and other documents.
othertype
116 1-5
Annie D. Watson Estate
1901-1911
Folder
116 1
Annie D. Watson Estate
Savings passbook.
1901-1907
othertype
116 6
Joseph M. Watson Estate
Check stubs.
1896-1897
Folder
117 1-9
Matilda M. Barrett Estate
Last will and testament, probate documents, correspondence, assets, deeds, a promisary note to give LDS University $3,320, financial statements, and a savings passbook. Also included in the Matilda M. Barrett estate materials are a ledger and three books of check stubs.
1898-1904
117 10
Samuel M. Barrett Estate
Correspondence, assets, probate, and other documents.
118 1
John Acomb Estate
Receipts, affidavits, and correspondence.
1936-1937
118 2
Beulah A. W. Beatie Estate
Last will and testament and probate documents.
1906
118 3
Benjamin Huln Estate
Last will and testament.
118 4
Mary Hansen Estate
Stock certificates and blessing.
118 5
W. Henry Moore
Statement on financial condition of Barnes and Company.
1904
118 6
Grace Martha Scholes Estate
Probate document.
1903
Scrapbooks, Albums and General Materials
Box
119
Scrapbooks
Both of the scrapbooks in this box contain news clippings on subjects such as the Sunday School program, the Relief Society, LDS General Conferences, scouting, pioneers, and Heber J. Grants acitivites as a prophet.
1930s
othertype
120 1-2
Scrapbooks
News clippings and anecdotes on society and Utah, and United States politics.
1900-1902
Folder
120 1-7
News Clippings
Articles on George Albert Smith.
1903-1950
121
Scrapbook
This scrapbook was compiled while George Albert Smith was president of the LDS Church.
1945-1948
122
Scrapbook
This scrapbook was compiled while George Albert Smith was president of the LDS Church.
1948-1951
123
Scrapbook
This scrapbook has been split into two sections, half in this box and half in box 124. It was compiled on the death and funeral of George Albert Smith.
1951
124
Scrapbooks
This is the continuation of the scrapbook in box 123. Also included is a scrapbook with art reproductions of Yellowstone National Park scenes.
125
Scrapbooks
These scrapbooks contain cards, news clippings, invitations, railroad passes, and other items.
126
Picture Post Card Albums
127
Picture Post Card Albums
128
Picture Post Card Albums
129
Picture Post Card Album
130
Picture Post Card Album
131
Railroad Passes, Credit Cards, Membership Cards, Athletic Passes, and Invitations
1893-1951

Lucy Emily Woodruff Smith PapersReturn to Top

This section (boxes 132-143), dating from 1873 to 1937, consists of correspondence, journals, biographical sketches, patriarchal blessings, financial records, speeches, articles, event programs, and poetry, among other documents. Some correspondence (boxes 132-137) is described in order to present examples of the topics discussed. Journals, dating from 1888 to 1894 are in box 138 and personal papers are in box 139. Folders 3-8 of box 139 contain patriarchal and missionary blessings. Theodorica Society record books and financial account books and ledgers are in boxes 140-141. Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association documents, such as articles written by Lucy Emily, rosters, rolls, and meeting minutes, are in box 142. Other documents collected by Lucy Emily are listed as subject files in box 143. Included are notebooks, poetry, articles, recipes, and her copy of Gideon A. Gibbs' diary.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
132
Correspondence
1880-1902
133
Correspondence
1903-1923
134
Correspondence
1927-1934
135
George Albert Smith Letters
1887-1901
136
George Albert Smith Letters
1902-1912
Folder
137 1
Elias Smith Correspondence
1873-1887
137 2-3
Sarah Farr Smith Correspondence
1901-1910
137 4-5
Wilford Woodruff Correspondence
1874-1893
137 6-24
Edith A. Smith Correspondence
1892-1913
137 25
Annie D. Watson Correspondence
1909-1912
137 26-27
Gideon A. Gibbs Correspondence
1889-1892
138
Journals
1888-1894
Personal Papers
Box Folder
139 1
Biographical Sketches
1934-1937
139 2
Funeral Program
1937
139 3-6
Patriarchal Blessings
Given by Silas S. Smith, John Smith, Wilford Woodruff Jr., and Nicholas G. Smith.
1897-1933
139 7-8
Missionary Blessings
Given by Heber J. Grant.
1892-1919
139 9
School Report Cards
1879-1881
139 10
University of Deseret
Calendar of classes and a registration form.
1884-1885
139 11
Deeds and Indentures
1882-1910
139 12
Passport
1919
General Materials
Box
140
Theodorica Society, Record Books
1889-1891
Financial Papers
Box Folder
141 1-3
Cash Account Books
1898-1901
141 4
Ledger
1902-1934
Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association (YLMIA)
Box Folder
142 1
Correspondence
1923-1928
142 2
Discourses By Lucy E. W. Smith
142 3
Articles By Lucy E. W. Smith
142 4-6
Conferences
Programs, conference and course outlines.
1922-1929
142 7-8
Programs
Lesson outlines primarily concerned with recreation.
142 9
Officers Addresses
Stake YLMIA officers.
142 10
Notes
For speeches, lessons, and programs.
142 11
Seventeenth Ward, Quarterly Review
Edited by Lucy E. Woodruff.
1887
142 12
Roll Book
1891
142 13
Forest Dale Ward Record of the YLMIA
Rolls and minutes.
1917
Subject Files
Box Folder
143 1-2
Notes and Notebooks
Information on a variety of topics and individuals.
othertype
143 1
Lesson Notebook
Notebook kept for a course, The Theory and Practise of Teaching, taught at the University of Deseret.
1885
Folder
143 3
President Wilford Woodruff
Written by Lucy E. W. Smith.
143 4
A Synopsis of Wilford Woodruff's Travels and Labors
Copied by Lucy E. W. Smith from the original by Wilford Woodruff.
1834-1887
143 5-9
Notes from Wilford Woodruff's Journals
Extracts by Lucy E. W. Smith arranged by topic under historical, labor,mother, praise the lord, George A. Smith's death, and miscellaneous.
143 10
Poetry Collected By Lucy E. W. Smith
143 11
Articles Collected By Lucy E. W. Smith
143 12
Relief Society Reports
1919-1921
143 13
Era Finance and Publicity Committee, Minutes
1930
143 14
Daughters of the Revolution
Minutes, yearbooks, and a roster of the Utah Society.
1924-1930
143 15
Recipes
143 16
Autograph Books
Of schoolmates while attending University of Deseret.
1884-1885
143 17
Gideon A. Gibbs Diary
Copy made by Lucy E. W. Smith.
1889-1891

Woodruff family papersReturn to Top

The documents in this section (boxes 144-148) date from 1829 to 1926. They are similar to those in previous sections and are mainly arranged according to family member name. Wilford Woodruff's correspondence, diary extracts, and patriarchal blessing, as well as articles on his death, are located in box 144. Boxes 145-148 and microfilm reel 6 contain correspondence and genealogical materials regarding Wilford Woodruff's descendants. Included are materials relating to Wilford Woodruff, Jr., Emily Jane Smith Woodruff, and Asahel Hart Woodruff, among others.

Container(s) Description Dates
Wilford Woodruff
Box Folder
144 1-8
Letters
Letters from Wilford Woodruff to the following people: Aphek Woodruff, his mother, sisters, and children, Winifred B. Woodruff, Ovando C. Bebee, and Heber C. Kimball. Also included is a Letter of Instructions written at Winter Quarters.
1845-1887
144 9
Wilford Woodruff Family History
Taken from the journal of Wilford Woodruff.
144 10
Wilford Woodruff's Company
List of names in the company that came to Utah.
1847
144 11
Diary Extracts
1847
144 12
Patriarchal Blessing
1840
144 13
Genealogical Correspondence
1894-1897
144 14
Funeral
Obituary and funeral program.
1898
144 15
Tributes
1898
144 16
Articles Written About Wilford Woodruff
144 17
News Clippings Written About Wilford Woodruff
Wilford Woodruff, Jr., and Emily Jane Smith Woodruff
Box Folder
145 1-5
Wilford Woodruff, Jr.
Includes two diaries (1863-1866), letters, Quorum of the Seventies Certificate of Ordination, last will and testament, and funeral service information.
1856-1901
145 6-9
Emily Jane Smith Woodruff
Elias Smith letter, biographical information, letters to parents, and a scrapbook.
1869-1876
Reel
145 6
Wilford Woodruff, Jr., Diaries
1863-1866
Woodruff Family Papers
Box Folder
146 1
Phoebe Carter Woodruff
Letter addressed to Athe eldest female of Phoebe Woodruff, and a Reward of Merit.
1880
146 2
Emma Smith Woodruff, Correspondence
1887-1902
146 3
Asahel Hart Woodruff, Correspondence
1924
146 4
Abraham O. Woodruff, Correspondence
1896
146 5-12
Clara M. Woodruff Beebe
Diary, correspondence, recommend signed by Wilford Woodruff for Second Anointing, and personally-written admittance ticket to the Salt Lake Temple Dedication signed by Wilford Woodruff.
1886-1924
146 13
Ovando C. Beebe, Correspondence
1893-1894
Nauvoo Restoration Woodruff Papers
Box Folder
147 1
Asahel Woodruff, Correspondence
1833-1834
147 2-3
Aphek Woodruff, Correspondence
1832-1850
147 4
Wilford Woodruff, Correspondence
1829-1849
147 5
Azubah Woodruff, Correspondence
1839-1845
147 6
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Writings of Philo Woodruff and two unidentified letters.
1832-1874
Woodruff Family Genealogy
Box Folder
148 1-4
Wilford Woodruff Family Association
Correspondence, addresses of members, minutes, and programs.
1892-1926
148 5
"Memorial of Woodruffs"
Extract from Wilford Woodruffs journal and a list of his ancestors and descendants.
148 6
Ezekial Woodruff
List of the descendants of Ezekial Woodruff.
148 7
Matthew Woodruff
List of the descendants of Matthew Woodruff.
148 8-10
Woodruff Family
Genealogical sheets and LDS family group sheets.
148 11-14
Woodruff Family, Genealogical Notes

Emily Smith Stewart PapersReturn to Top

The documents in this section (boxes 149-175), dating from 1901 to 1969, revolve largely around Emily Smith Stewart's role in society. Boxes 149-154 contain correspondence, telegrams, and letters of condolence following George Albert Smith's death. As in other sections, some correspondence is described in order to present examples of the topics discussed. Documents relating to the Paris Department Store are located in box 155. Included are promotional materials, such as pioneer women biographical sketches (folders 18-30), and speeches, poetry, and advisory board documents (folders 31-35). Correspondence, bulletins, news clippings, minutes, reports, statistics, patient lists, publications, and scrapbooks relating to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis are in boxes 156-165. Information on vocational rehabilitation in general is located in box 166. Materials on the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Beta Sigma Phi, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Salt Lake City Council of Women, the Soroptimist Club, and other women's organizations are located in boxes 167-171. Constitutions, rosters, meeting minutes, programs, correspondence, news clippings, and publications are included. Box 172 contains personal information such as biographical sketches, a diary, patriarchal blessings, her wedding invitation, awards and citations, a last will and testament, and educational materials concerning her son, Robert Murray Stewart, Jr. Box 173 contains materials, similar to those in box 172, regarding her husband, Robert Murray Stewart. This section also contains miscellaneous subject files in box 174. Documents about the Book of Mormon, Smith family heirlooms, Orson Hyde, Heber C. Kimball, Abraham Lincoln, miracles, Nauvoo, and Joseph Smith are included. Miscellaneous notebooks, a 1914 LDS University yearbook, and news clippings are located in box 175.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
149
Correspondence
1901
150
Correspondence
1945-1951
151
Correspondence
1952-1960
152
Correspondence
1961-1964
153
Telegrams
Telegrams received by the family of George Albert Smith following his death in 1951.
154
Condolences
Letters received by the family of George Albert Smith following his death.
Paris Department Store, Publicity Department
Box Folder
155 1-17
Correspondence
1937-1942
155 18
Campus Wardrobe Promotion
Announcements, photographs, and programs.
155 19
Soroptimist Club Promotion, Correspondence
1937
155 20
Pioneer Women Promotion, Correspondence
1937
155 21-30
Pioneer Women Promotion Biographical Sketches
Included are sketches of Nancy Chase Farr, Sarah Giles Farr, Julia Turgard Frandsen, Mary Emma A. Gritton, Sarah Ann S. Handley, Elizabeth H. J. Kingsford, Margaret G. Manning, Joanna H. Patten, Elizabeth L. H. Perry, and Mary Elizabeth Ross Parker.
155 31-32
Speeches
Collected by Emily Smith Stewart in her work.
155 33
Poetry
Collected by Emily Smith Stewart in her work.
155 34
Salt Lake City Advertising Club, Correspondence
1939
155 35
Consumer's Advisory Board
Includes a list of members, advertisements, and minutes, among other documents.
1939
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
Box
156
Correspondence
1946-1950
157
Correspondence
1954-1995
158
Correspondence, Memoranda, and Bulletins
1947-1963
Folder
159 1-20
Louise Lake
Correspondence, news clippings, news releases, and photocopies of photographs.
1946-1963
159 21-26
Ross Eagar
Correspondence, news clippings, and photocopies of photographs.
1955-1962
Box
160
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Correspondence
Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs concerning Carol Loftis.
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Salt lake City Chapter
Box Folder
161 1-22
Minutes
1950-1963
161 23
Activity, Patient, and Financial Reports
1958-1962
161 24-26
Treasurer's Reports
1957-1962
161 27
Audit Committee Reports
1957-1963
161 28
Executive Committee Membership
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
Box Folder
162 1-2
State and County Organizations
Membership lists.
162 3-6
Patients
List of polio patients in Utah.
162 7-13
March of Dimes Campaign
Correspondence, pamphlets, newsletters, and reports.
1946-1963
162 14-16
Utah Polio Emergency Committee
1949-1952
162 17-23
Women's Advisory Committee
Conference reports and other documents.
1946-1958
163 1
Statistics
Polio cases reported locally and nationally.
1952-1957
163 2
Hospitals
Correspondence on Utah hospitals, funds, and services.
1949-1958
163 3
Expansion Proposal Program
163 4-7
Speeches
163 8
Citations and Certificates
To Emily Smith Stewart.
othertype
163 1
Reference Book for Chapters
163 2
Notebook
Used by Emily Smith Stewart, containing memoranda, notes, statistics, and correspondence.
164
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
Scrapbooks containing news clippings concerning the work of the, particularly the Salt Lake City Chapter. Some photographs, programs, and miscellaneous materials are also present in the scrapbooks.
165
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
Vocational
Box Folder
166 1-5
Presidents Committee on Employment of the Physically Handicapped
Correspondence, minutes, and news releases.
1955-1961
166 6-7
Governor's Committee on the Employment of the Physically Handicapped
Correspondence and newsletters.
1957-1965
166 8-9
Local Vocational Rehabilitation Committees
Utah Chapter of the National Rehabilitation Association, the Utah State Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Committee, and Rehabilitation Committee of Community Welfare Council.
1956-1967
166 10
Nursing Care in Rehabilitation
Program outline of special course offered by Brigham Young University.
1959
166 11
National Society for Crippled Children and Adults
Publications.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Women's Action Committee
Box Folder
167 1-3
Correspondence
1945-1950
167 4
Organization Materials
Organizational guide, constitution, and by-laws of the Women's Action Committee.
167 5
Minutes
1948
167 6
Mountain-Plains Regional Conference
Agenda and program materials.
1947
167 7
Utah Council for the United Nations
Minutes.
1948-1950
167 8-13
Pamphlets
Beta Sigma Phi, Salt Lake City Council
Box
168
Beta Sigma Phi, Correspondence
1939-1967
Folder
169 1-2
Constitution and By-Laws
169 3-7
Roster of Members and Officers
1940-1967
169 8-10
Minutes
1939-1940
169 11
Financial Material
Statements and budgets.
1962-1967
169 12
Committee Roster
1965-1966
169 13-21
Chapter Rosters
Lambda Chapter, Mu Chapter, Alpha Epsilon Chapter, Alpha Kappa Chapter, Alpha Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Chapter, Xi Gamma Chapter, Xi Epsilon Chapter, and Xi Lambda Chapter.
1953-1954
169 22
Pledge and Chapter Manuals
169 23-24
Books of Rituals
169 25-26
Founder's Day Programs
1939-1964
169 27-30
Convention Materials
1939-1967
169 31
Photographs
169 32-38
Publications
Utah Talisman, Crest, Little Torch, The Torch, and The Courier.
170
Beta Sigma Phi Tribute to Emily Smith Stewart
A ring binder containing a tribute to Emily Smith Stewart for her service to Beta Sigma Phi.
Women's Organizations and Clubs
Box Folder
171 1
Alpha Iota
Certificate of Membership and publications.
1955-1966
171 2
Chi Omega Mother's Circle
Roster of members.
1958-1959
171 3
Daughters of Utah Pioneers
Roster of members of Red Butte Hollow Camp.
1958-1960
171 4
Salt Lake City Council of Women
Correspondence and roster of members.
1941-1958
171 5-14
Soroptimist Club
Correspondence, constitution, rosters, minutes, financial papers, Certificate of Service, bulletins, and program materials.
1939-1958
171 15-20
Women's Army Corps, Civilian Advisory Committee
Correspondence, roster of members, and news clippings.
Personal Papers and Children
Box Folder
172 1
Biographical Information
Prepared by Emily Smith Stewart.
172 2
Personal Daily Routine
172 3
Diary
1921
172 4
Education
Report cards and lesson workbook on writing.
172 5
Nurses Training
Includes graduation program from the LDS Hospital, School of Nursing, and certificates of registration.
1917
172 6
Employment Applications
1942-1943
172 7-9
Patriarchal Blessings
Given by John Smith, John M. Whitaker, and Hyrum G. Smith.
1901 and 1917
172 10
Wedding Invitation
To the marriage of Emily Smith and Robert M. Stewart.
1918
172 11
Temple Recommends
Held by Emily Smith Stewart.
172 12
Citations
Awards and citations given to Emily Smith Stewart, including a Certificate of Promotion in the Seventeenth Ward Sunday School, a Certificate of Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, a certificate in the National Geographic Society, a certificate of the Salt Lake Advertising Club, and membership cards in the Society of Mayflower Descendants.
1903-1966
172 13
Last Will and Testament
1960
172 14
Smith Family Burial Plot
Maps showing the organization of the Smith family burial plot in the Salt Lake City cemetery.
172 15-18
George Albert Smith Estate
Correspondence and probate papers.
1951-1954
172 19
Christmas Mailing List
1950-1951
172 20
Burglary
List of items stolen.
172 21
Vandalism
Correspondence and photographs concerning vandalism done to property of Emily Smith Stewart.
1962
172 22-28
Robert Murray Stewart, Jr.
Correspondence, high school diploma, commencement programs from Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, war ration book, and news articles.
1939-1962
172 29-34
Shauna Stewart
Correspondence, news articles and other documents.
1957-1962
172 35-36
Martha ReJeune Stewart
Correspondence, war ration book, and article written on George Albert Smith.
1944-1959
Robert Murray Stewart
Box Folder
173 1-27
Correspondence
1911-1958
173 28
Patriarchal Blessings
Given by Hyrum G. Smith and William Leatham.
1914 and 1917
173 29
Funeral
Obituary and funeral program.
1960
173 30
Documents
Savings passbooks, news clippings, and legal speech.
Subjects
Box Folder
174 1
Art Barn Loan
List of paintings loaned for an exhibit.
1943
174 2
Book of Mormon
Study guide to the Book of Mormon, entitled AFourteen Objectives for the Reading of the Book of Mormon.
174 3
California
ACressy's History of California.
1923
174 4
Taxes and Donations
Statement on the plight of the taxpayer.
174 5
Stewart Family Genealogy
174 6
Lutius Gratino, Hope of Zion
Excerpt foretelling of the restoration of the original church of Christ.
1739
174 7
Heirlooms
Descriptions of items belonging to the Smith family.
174 8
Orson Hyde
Prayer given on the Mount of Olives dedicating the Holy Land to the return of the Jews.
174 9
Thomas L. Kane
Excerpt of discourse delivered before the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
1850
174 10
J. Golden Kimball
Tribute written by APeter Spraynozzle.
174 11
Heber C. Kimball
The manner in which he was given his middle name.
174 12
"The Latter Days"
Portion of article dealing with the prophecies and events of the latter days, no author listed.
174 13
Abraham Lincoln
Biographical information and excerpts from his speeches and writings.
174 14
George Albert Smith
Article by T. Edgar Lyon.
174 15
Miracles
Article describing a miracle of healing during World War II.
174 16
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Short history of the choir to 1935, and copies of the choir's newspaper, The Tab.
1945
174 17
Nauvoo, Illinois
Includes correspondence on the restoration of Nauvoo, correspondence with Stanley B. Kimball, and an article entitled ANauvoo, Improvement Era, vol. 65.
1962
174 18
George Albert Smith
Article by Preston Nibley.
174 19
APeace on Earth
Extract from a talk by Arthur Gaeth.
1947
174 20
M. Wilford Poulson
Articles by M. W. Poulson, entitled AThe Creative Mind, ASaving or Demonstrating your Religion, Which? and AScientific Psychology and Human Welfare.
174 21
Poetry Collected By Emily Smith Stewart
174 22-24
LDS Primary
Notes on lessons, correspondence, and instructions.
174 25
"A Prophetic Warning to the Inhabitants of Great Britain"
Typescript of article from the Millennial Star.
1857
174 26
Joseph Smith
Statement of Wilford Woodruff concerning Joseph Smith's seer stone, Gazelem, and the death of the Lamanite prophet, Zelph, as related by Joseph Smith.
174 27
George Albert Smith
Article by Emily Smith Stewart.
174 28
George Albert Smith Memorial Bust
Program for unveiling memorial bust by Torleif S. Knaphus.
1954
174 29
Society of Mayflower Descendants
Newsletter and list of men who signed the Mayflower compact in 1620.
174 30-32
Speeches Collected By Emily Smith Stewart
174 33
" When the Devil Appeared in the Mississippi Valley"
Typescript of pamphlet printed in 1784 giving the Asurprising account of the Devil's appearing to John Chesselden and James Arkins.
174 34
" Wives of the President of the Church"
Program honoring the wives of the presidents of the LDS Church, including a draft of the script.
174 35
Yale Avenue Property Survey
Survey map of George Albert Smith's property on Yale Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah.
174 36
Brigham Young Monument
Program for unveiling of the Brigham Young Monument in Washington, D.C.
1950
Notebooks and News Clippings
Box othertype
175 1-4
Notebooks
Kept by Emily Smith Stewart, containing notes, addresses, and recipes.
175 5
LDS University Yearbook
1914
Folder
175 1-4
News Clippings
Concerning activities of Emily Smith Stewart.

AddendaReturn to Top

The items in this box were added to the collection by unrecorded donors on March 15, 1976.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
176 1
Merlo J. Pusey, Builders of the Kingdom
Biographical accounts of George A. Smith, John Henry Smith, and George Albert Smith.
Folder
176 1
George Albert Smith Grave Monument
Prayer by George Albert Smith, Jr., dedicating the monument.
1960
176 2
Irene Jones, "The Understanding Heart"
176 3
Richard P. Harris, "Uncle Jesse Smith"

Oversize DocumentsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
177 1
Smith Family
Includes phrenological charts for Joseph Smith Jr. and Elias Smith, and a copy of the Prophet announcing Joseph Smith's death.
1884
177 2
George A. Smith and Lucy M. Smith Smith
Lucy M. Smith Smith's award certificate from the Deseret Agricultural and Manufacturing Society, a legislative resolution signed by George A. Smith, to the Utah Central Rail-Road, and an edition of Ogden Junction containing the obituary of George A. Smith.
1870-1889
177 3
John Henry Smith
A genealogical chart, a diagram of the years the LDS General Authorities served in their positions, and a certificate for contributing to the World's Fair Loan.
1893-1895
177 4
George Albert Smith
An original map of Adam-Ondi-Ahman, certificates of appointment as Receiver of Public Monies in Utah, a certificate of appointment to the commission from Utah to the Tennessee Centennial Exhibition, and a certificate of appreciation from the General Board of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association.
1897-1947
177 5
Emily Smith Stewart and Robert Murray Stewart
Includes Emily Smith Stewart's certificates of graduation from the Washington County Public Schools, LDS High School, and LDS Hospital's School of Nurses Training. Also includes Robert Murray Stewart's certificates of admittance to the bar in the state of Nevada and Washington, D.C., as well as a certificate of membership in the Sons of the American Revolution.
1910-1942
177 6
Wilford Woodruff
Blueprints for home in Nauvoo, Illinois, prepared by the Nauvoo Restoration Association, Inc.
177 7-8
George Albert Smith
Blueprints of George Albert Smith's home on West Temple Street.
177 9
Miscellaneous Materials
Certificate of membership to James M. Swank from the Board of Visitors of Utah University; certificates of appointment as Receiver of Public Monies in Utah to James Hoyt; diploma conferring LL.B. degree from McGill University to Jacob U. Short; and a photocopy of a letter from Brigham Young concerning credit and ZCMI.
1881-1914

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormon Church--Apostles
  • Mormon Church--Missions
  • Mormon converts
  • Mormons--Polygamy
  • Polygamy
  • Personal Names :
  • Farr, Nancy Chase, 1823-1892 (contributor)
  • Grant, Heber Jeddy, 1856-1945 (contributor)
  • Smith, Elias, 1804-1888 (contributor)
  • Smith, George A. (George Albert), 1817-1875--Archives (contributor)
  • Smith, George Albert, 1870-1951--Archives (contributor)
  • Smith, John Henry, 1848-1911--Diaries (contributor)
  • Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844 (contributor)
  • Smith, Joseph, 1832-1914 (contributor)
  • Smith, Lucy Emily Woodruff, 1869-1937 (contributor)
  • Smith, Lucy Messerve, 1817-1892 (contributor)
  • Smith, Sara Farr, 1849-1921 (contributor)
  • Smith, Susan West, 1833-1926 (contributor)
  • Snow, Lorenzo, 1814-1901 (contributor)
  • Stewart, Emily Smith, 1895-1973 (contributor)
  • Taylor, John, 1808-1887 (contributor)
  • Woodruff, Wilford, 1807-1898