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Willard L. and Jennie Hill Leavitt Smith collection

Willard L. and Jennie Hill Leavitt Smith collection

Dates: 1915-1918

The collection, containing mission diaries, World War I army diary, family histories, and bound copies of autobiographies and family histories, has been organized by (1) mission diaries of Willard and Jennie Smith; (2) family histories; and (3) bound copies. The collection contains material on the First Tongan Mission after it was separated from the Samoan Mission; Samoan Mission; genealogy of the Willard L. Smith family and the Jennie Hill Leavitt family; Haun's Mill Massacre; and personal histories.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Smith, Jennie Hill Leavitt, 1891-1973. -- Smith, Willard L., 1891-1955
  • Call Number: MSS 2260
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Willard L. and Jennie Hill Leavitt Smith collection 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 2260; Willard L. and Jennie Hill Leavitt Smith collection; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2260, LTPSC.
Custodial History
All items remained in the Willard L. Smith family until donated to the BYU Library in January 2001.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Willard De Loy Smith; 2001 January.
Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2260.xml
Subject Terms
Smith, Jennie Hill Leavitt, 1891-1973--Diaries; Smith, Willard L., 1891-1955--Diaries; Cardston (Alta.); Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Haun's Mill Massacre, Mo., 1838; Material Types; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--Samoan Islands; Mormon Church--Missions--Tonga
Genre / Form
Autograph albums; Diaries; Electronic books; Genealogies
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Smith (Willard L. and Jennie Hill Leavitt) collection
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-04T10:57-0700
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Biographical/Historical note

Willard Lisbon Smith (1891-1955) Mission President of Samoan and Tongan Missions, son of Willard Gilbert Smith and Anna Maria Lamb. Married to Jennie Hill Leavitt (1891-1973), daughter of William Jenkins Leavitt, Mormon Church colonizer in Southern Alberta, Canada.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts