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|Title||Diaries and family history of Elias Smith [microform] : 1836-1888.|
|Creator||Smith, Elias, 1804-1888.|
|Physical Description||1249 frames: Reel one contains 780 frames.;Reel two contains 469 frames.|
|Biographical Note||Elias Smith (1804-1888) was born in Royalton, Vermont. A cousin of Joseph Smith, he was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1835. He moved to Kirtland, where he taught school in 1837-1838. When the Mormons departed for Missouri, Smith was one of seven captains of the Kirtland Camp that traveled to Far West. He was one of the last Mormons to leave Far West and aided Mormons fleeing mob violence in getting to Illinois. Smith settled in the Iowa Territory near Nauvoo and was bishop of a stake at Lee County, Iowa. In 1851 he emigrated to Utah and was elected probate judge of Salt Lake County (a position he held through 1882). He was also postmaster of Salt Lake City from 1854-1858 and editor of the Deseret News from 1856-1862. In 1862 he was a member of the Utah Constitutional Convention. He was president of Mormon high priests from 1870-1877 and president of the high priests quorum of the Salt Lake Stake from 1877-1888. Smith died in Salt Lake City in 1888.|
|Notes||Microfilm of a family history and twelve diary volumes kept by Elias Smith between 1836 and his death in 1888. The reel opens with a will written by Smith's grandfather Asael Smith for his wife and children (1799). That is followed by a volume of family history and genealogy kept by Elias Smith. The first diary volume, dated 1836, was kept while Smith was traveling to Kirtland, Ohio. The 1837 volume was kept while Smith was living at Kirtland the 1838-1839 volume describes his life in Far West, Missouri the 1843-1851 volume commences when Smith left Nashville, Iowa, for a postal job in Illinois, and also includes commentary on anti-Mormon sentiment and the 1851-1854 diary covers his overland journey to Utah and work as a probate judge in Salt Lake City. The remaining seven diaries detail Smith's life in Utah from 1859-1888, focusing on his court and agricultural work. The manuscripts are on two microfilm reels as follows: Reel 1 "“ Asael Smith letter, family history and genealogy, and diaries dated 1836-1872 Reel 2 "“ continuation of 1836-1872 diary through 1874, and diaries dated 1874-1888. All inquiries about these items should be directed to the H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western Historical Manuscripts at the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA. Microfilm. 1951. 2 microfilm reels 35 mm. Forms part of the Manuscripts Department's Mormon file, c.1805-1995.|
|Provenance||Microfilm of original loaned by Mrs. Harry Madsen through Juanita Brooks, November 10, 1951.|
Smith, Elias, 1804-1888.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Utah.
Judges -- Utah.
Mormons -- Persecutions.
Mormons -- Illinois -- History -- 19th century.
Mormons -- Missouri -- History -- 19th century.
Mormons -- Ohio -- History -- 19th century.
Mormons -- Utah -- History -- 19th century.
Overland journeys to the Pacific.
Illinois -- History -- 1778-1865.
Missouri -- History -- 19th century.
Ohio -- History -- 1787-1865.
Salt Lake City (Utah) -- History.
Utah -- History -- 19th century.
Diaries Illinois 19th century. (aat)
Diaries Missouri 19th century. (aat)
Diaries Ohio 19th century. (aat)
Diaries Utah 19th century. (aat)
|Department||The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department|
|Call Number||MSS MFilm 00245|
|Physical Collection||Mormon Manuscripts at the Huntington Library|
|Digital Collection||Mormonism and the West, Huntington Digital Library|
|Restrictions||For information on using Huntington Library materials, please see Reproductions of Huntington Library Holdings: http://www.huntington.org/WebAssets/Templates/content.aspx?id=588 .|
|Cataloging Notes||Finding guide for entire collection: http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll1/id/5312.|
|Unique Digital Identifier||446256|