Scope and Content

Journals record Willard Richards's mission in England and activities in Nauvoo and Salt Lake City. Journals also record 1846 travel across Iowa and events at Iowa encampments and Winter Quarters. Includes a notebook recording teachings of Joseph Smith and a subscription book for the building of Richards's house in Nauvoo.

Correspondence and sundry other papers document early missionary work, particularly in England; events in Nauvoo; the death of Joseph Smith; emigration west; and early colonization of the Salt Lake Valley.

Correspondence consists of both outgoing and incoming letters. Correspondents include Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Orson Hyde, Orson Pratt, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, George A. Smith, Ezra T. Benson, Erastus Snow, Lorenzo Snow, Franklin D. Richards, Daniel H. Wells, Samuel W. Richards, John Whitmer, William Clayton, Thomas Bullock, Robert L. Campbell, George D. Watt, Thomas L. Kane, James Arlington Bennet, Thomas Ford, and John M. Bernhisel. Of note are letters from missionaries Addison Pratt in Tahiti, Jesse Haven in South AFrica, Nathaniel V. Jones in India, and C. W. West in Siam (Thailand).

Also consists of correspondence sent and received, relative to his labors as a missionary in England, 1837-1841, and his activities in Nauvoo, Illinois, Winter Quarters, and in Salt Lake City. Correspondents include Orson Hyde, Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Wilford Woodruff, William Clayton, Joseph Fielding, James Arlington Bennet, Thomas Ford, Thomas Kane, John M. Bernhisel, members of the Richards family, and others. Also includes some miscellaneous papers.

Richards was a member of the Council of the Twelve Apostles (1840-1847), Church Historian, and second counselor in the First Presidency (1847-1854).

Arrangement of Materials

Extent

1 item

1 electronic record

4 boxes

4 reels

1 electronic record

4 reels

4 boxes

1 item

Linear Feet
2

Use and Access

Open to research.

Preferred Citation

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

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Facts

Creator
Richards, Willard 1804-1854
Language of the Materials
English
Access Restrictions
Open to research.
Extent
1 item
1 electronic record
4 boxes
4 reels
1 electronic record
4 reels
4 boxes
1 item

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