Scope and Content

Includes account missionary activities in the states and in England and in Europe, emigration experiences, and activities in Nauvoo, Illinois, move to Utah in 1849, and activities in Salt Lake City. Includes typescript copy.

Details life and activities in and around Nauvoo with special emphasis on the temple. Mission activities in England are chronicled as well as his trip back via sea and river back to Nauvoo in 1848. After arriving in “Zion” he takes residence in southern Utah Valley where he is involved in agricultural pursuits as well as a sawmill. In the 1870s, his time is divided between his work at the SL City courts and city council along with his work on the farm south and east of the city. He later operates a ranch down stream (the Bear River—also helps with the toll bridge) from Cokeville Wy. Richards gives a great deal of detail to his writings; time spent on tasks, short travel excursions, seed, harvest, when he hauls manure. He remains involved with his farms in both states. The church is also a thread of his narrative—especially temple matters.

Also contains poetry he composed and notations on sermons by Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, Orson Hyde, Parley P. Pratt, Hyrum Smith, and Orson Pratt.

President of the British Mission, 1852-1855 and 1857-1858 and president of the Eastern States Mission, 1895-1897.

Arrangement of Materials

Extent

12 reels

7 boxes

7 boxes

12 reels

Linear Feet
3.5

Use and Access

Portions closed to research.

Copyright expired.

Preferred Citation

[Item description], Samuel W. Richards papers. Church History Library, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Facts

Creator
Richards, Samuel Whitney 1824-1909
Language of the Materials
English
Access Restrictions
Portions closed to research.
Extent
12 reels
7 boxes
7 boxes
12 reels

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