William Smith letter

William Smith letter

Dates: 1849

Photocopy of a handwritten letter in which William Smith claims the position of president of the Mormon Church because his brother, Joseph, ordained him to it.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Smith, William, 1811-1893
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1036
  • 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from William Smith 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 SC 1036; William Smith letter; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1036, LTPSC.
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Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Presidents; Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Correspondence; Mormon Church--History--19th century
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Smith (William) letters
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Finding aid prepared by Patsy Shin Hernandez
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-09T04:12-0600
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Biographical History

Apostle of the Mormon Church (1835-1845) and brother of the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844).

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts