Letter to Frank S. Bellings

Letter to Frank S. Bellings

Dates: 1905

Letter to Frank S. Bellings of 17 Feb. 1905 discussing the marriage customs and sexual practices of Mormons, especially referring to the basic principles of celestial or polygamous marriage. Bellings was doing research for a book on ethics and morality. Apparently, his research was never published in book form.

  • Extent: 5 p.
  • Creator: Smith, Joseph F. (Joseph Fielding), 1838-1918
  • Call Number: MSS SC 942
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • 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 Letter to Frank S. Bellings 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 942; Letter to Frank S. Bellings; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 942, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Donald Cannon in 1977.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Donald Cannon; 1977.
Subject Terms
Marriage--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Mormons--Sexual behavior; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Sexuality; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Letters
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSSC942
Finding Aid Title
Bellings (Frank S.) letter
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:38-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

President of the Mormon Church, 1901-1918.



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