Joseph Smith III letters

Joseph Smith III letters

Dates: 1896-1897

Photocopies of handwritten and signed letters. The items were composed in Lamoni, Iowa, and were addressed to Mattie and E. F. Adamson of Lower Lake, California. The materials are concerned with a rumor of marital problems in the Adamson family. Smith gives them advice on how to improve the situation.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Smith, Joseph, III, 1832-1914
  • Call Number: MSS 591
  • 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 Letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
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Initial citation: MSS 591; Joseph Smith III letters; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 591, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Adamson, E. F.; Adamson, Mattie; Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints--Presidents--Correspondence; Smith, Joseph, III, 1832-1914--Correspondence; Families--California--Lower Lake--History; Home and Family; Lower Lake (Calif.)--History--Sources; Marriage--California--Lower Lake--History; Social Life and Customs
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Joseph Smith III letters
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Biographical History

First president of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and son of Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the founder of the Mormon religion.

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