J. Reuben Clark, Jr. letter

J. Reuben Clark, Jr. letter

Dates: 1959 November 5

Letter of J. Reuben Clark, Salt Lake City to L. R. Woolley, North Logan, dated 5 November 1959. Clark answers several questions Woolley has asked him, including one one on the rearing of children (how strict should parents be) and one on the resurrection of a mortal body with missing limbs. Clark tells a story about Brigham Young.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Clark, J. Reuben, Jr., 1871-1961
  • Call Number: MSS 4003
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th 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.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from J. Reuben Clark, Jr. letter 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 4003; J. Reuben Clark, Jr. letter; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4003, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This item was in the possession of Lyndon Cook before it was purchased from him by the repository in 2001.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Lyndon Cook; 2001.
Related Material
These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Archives.
Subject Terms
Clark, J. Reuben, Jr., 1871-1961--Correspondence; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; North Ogden (Utah); Resurrection; Salt Lake City (Utah)
Genre / Form
Letters
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).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS4003
Finding Aid Title
Clark (J. Reuben, Jr.) letter
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-12-05T08:52-0700
Finding Aid Language
Rose Frank
Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Joshua Reuben Clark, Jr. (1901-1961) was a Mormon attorney, diplomat, and ecclesiastical leader in Utah.

Joshua Reuben Clark, Jr. was born September 1, 1901 in Grantsville, Utah. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and a law degree from Columbia University. He served as Under Secretary of state to President Calvin Coolidge in 1928 and as ambassador to Mexico from 1930–1933. In 1933 Clark was asked to serve as the second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to President Heber J. Grant, later becoming first counselor in 1934. After Grant's death in 1945, he remained as first counselor in the First Presidency under George Albert Smith. When Smith died in 1951, he was called by David O. McKay as second counselor in the First Presidency, returning to the position of first counselor in 1959. He remained in this role until his death on October 6, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah.



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