"My Christmas Greetings to You"

"My Christmas Greetings to You"

Dates: approximately 1955

Contains a Christmas letter from former apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints J. Reuben Clark Jr. to an unspecified, general audience. In his letter, J. Reuben Clark Jr. briefly summarizes the circumstances of Jesus Christ's birth, life, death, and resurrection. He declares that salvation is made possible through Christ and extends Christmas greetings to the recipients. Materials dated approximately 1955.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Clark, J. Reuben, Jr., 1871-1961. -- Tschanz Rare Books
  • Call Number: MSS 9115
  • 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 "My Christmas Greetings to you" must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Note
Formal title taken from first line of front page of letter.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 9115; "My Christmas Greetings to you"; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 9115, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Tschanz Rare Books in February 2018. There is no knowledge of the letter's prior whereabouts.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Tschanz Rare Books; February 2018.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Christmas; Tschanz Rare Books; Clark, J. Reuben, Jr., 1871-1961--Correspondence
Title
Letters
Processing Information
Processed; Megan Courchaine, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2018.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy for 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts II.B.5.VI, 2013).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS9115
Finding Aid Title
"My Christmas Greetings to you"
Finding Aid Author
Megan Courchaine, student manuscript processor
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-10-17 12:25:15 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

J. Reuben Clark, Jr. (1871-1961) was a Mormon attorney, diplomat, and ecclesiastical leader in Utah.

Joshua Reuben Clark, Jr. was born September 1, 1871 in Grantsville, Utah. He entered Latter-day Saints' University in 1890. Graduating in four years, Clark then attended the University of Utah, receiving a bachelor's degree, and Columbia University, receiving a law degree. He married Lucine Annetta Savage on September 14, 1898 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and they raised four children together. 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.

J. Reuben Clark, Jr. passed away on October 6, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah.



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