Kendall County, Illinois Court writs

Kendall County, Illinois Court writs

Dates: 1877-1904

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

  • Extent: 18 items (18 p.)
  • Creator: Illinois. County Court (Kendall County)
  • Call Number: MSS 1043
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Writs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1043; Kendall County, Illinois Court writs; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1043, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints--Presidents; Smith, David Hyrum; Smith, Joseph, III, 1832-1914; Insanity (Law)--Illinois--History--Sources; Protestantism; Religion
Genre / Form
Newspapers; Writs
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Kendall County, Illinois Court writs
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Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-12-22T04:16-0700
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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts