Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith autobiography, 1874

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Smith, Bathsheba W. Bigler, 1822-1910
Title
Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith autobiography
Dates
1874
Quantity
0.25 linear feet, (1 folder)
Collection Number
MS 0267
Summary
The Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith autobiography (1874) describes her conversion to the LDS Church, her life in Missouri and Nauvoo, living arrangements in the Salt Lake Valley, the coming of Johnston's Army, and her husband's death, among other things.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860

Telephone: 8015818863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

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Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

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

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

See also the George Albert Smith family papers (Ms 36), located in the Manuscripts Division of Special Collections. The diary of Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith is located in the George A. Smith family papers and has been digitized and is available online.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Zarah Horne Jeppson in 1979.

Processing Note

Processed by Alice Guss in 1983.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Latter Day Saint pioneers--Emigration
  • Latter Day Saint women--United States--Biography
  • Latter Day Saints--Biography
  • Latter Day Saints--Missouri
  • Utah Expedition, 1857-1858

Form or Genre Terms

  • Autobiographies