Joseph Smith letters

Joseph Smith letters

Dates: 1844

Photocopy of a handwritten letter with a typescript of the item. This letter is dated 27 June 1844 at 8:20 A.M. and was written from Carthage Jail. Also included is a typewritten copy of another letter dated 23 June probably also in the year 1844. Both letters were addressed to Smith's wife, Emma Hale Smith (1804-1879). Smith describes the condition of his incarceration, states that they have no valid case against him, and expresses the belief that he was in little danger.

  • Extent: 3 items (5 p.)
  • Creator: Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844
  • Call Number: MSS 258
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th 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 Letters 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 258; Joseph Smith letters; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 258, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Smith, Emma Hale; Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Mormon Church--Presidents; Mormons--Correspondence
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Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Smith (Joseph) letters
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Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-11-02T13:21-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

First president of the Mormon Church.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts