John Smith patriarchal blessings

John Smith patriarchal blessings

Dates: 1888

Photocopies of three handwritten items. The documents are two copies of the same patriarchal blessing given to Charles Hawkins on 12 Aug. 1888 and a copy of a patriarchal blessing given to Susan Sophia Hawkins on 2 Aug. 1888. The blessings assure Charles and Susan Hawkins that they are noble spirits who will be able to go to heaven.

  • Extent: 3 items (8 p.)(0.02 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Smith, John, 1832-1911
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1895
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John Smith patriarchal blessings 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 1895; John Smith patriarchal blessings; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1895, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Veda Hawkins in 1981.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Veda Hawkins; 1981.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Doctrines; Hawkins, Charles, 1845-; Hawkins, Susan Sophia, 1845-; Home and Family; Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church); Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Smith (John) patriarchal blessings
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T17:03-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical Note

Sixth presiding patriarch of the Mormon Church.

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