Benjamin F. Johnson papers

Benjamin F. Johnson papers

Dates: 1881-1907

The collection contains handwritten letters, a reminiscence, and a draft for an obituary. The reminiscence is by Sarah Melissa Johnson and relates to her life growing up in Nauvoo, Illinois. She mentions how her father was called to protect the Prophet Joseph Smith whom they considered to be in danger.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.03 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Johnson, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1905. -- Johnson, Sarah Melissa
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1912
  • 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 Benjamin F. Johnson papers 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 1912; Benjamin F. Johnson papers; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1912, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Delightra Cutler in 1981.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Delightra Cutler; 1981.
Subject Terms
Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Mesa (Ariz.)--History--Sources; Mona (Utah)--History--Sources; Mormons--Arizona--Mesa--History; Mormons--Illinois--Nauvoo--History; Mormons--Utah--Mona--History; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Johnson (Benjamin F.) papers
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Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-02T04:14-0700
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Biographical History

Mormon missionary and patriarch who served as a private secretary to the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith (1805-1844). He was also a farmer, orchardist, and freighter.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts