|提及的人：||Lucy Smith; Smith family; Smith family.; Lucy Smith|
Lucy Smith; George Smith; Samuel Harrison Smith
|注意：||An accompanying letter from Juanita Brooks states that the memoirs are those of John Smith (the brother of Joseph Smith, Sr.). However another note verifies that they are in Lucy Mack Smith's handwriting and very similar to passages from her Biographical sketches of Joseph Smith, the prophet (1853).
All inquiries about this manuscript should be directed to the H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western Historical Manuscripts.
|描述：||1 negative photocopy, 32 pages.|
Negative photocopy of a diary book and memoirs by Lucy Mack Smith. Begins with the names and manners of death of several Christian martyrs and Roman figures, including St. Paul, St. James, St. Peter, St. Jude, St. Simon, Claudius, Titus, Herod, and Trajan. It then moves to a diary account of visits to family members in New York in 1838, including finding a sister "not seen in 15-20 years," and another sister "not seen in 15 years" in Middlebury, Vermont. This portion also includes references to Father Joseph Smith, Lucy's brother Daniel Mack, a brief tribute to Silas Smith, and Jesse Smith's denouncing of the Mormon Church. Another section of the memoirs record the travels of George Smith (1817-1875) from September 26 to December 24, 1838. George Smith traveled aboard the steamer Kansas, where he met several military leaders, including George M. Hinckle. He also meant to "purchase Davies County from brother Earl in Canada." The final portion of the memoirs records the experiences of Samuel Harrison Smith (1808-1844) who mentions a "history of the forefathers of the Indians...translated....by my brother [Joseph Smith] from some gold plates which he found buried in the earth." Smith describes bringing the Book of Mormon to a Mr. Green, who's wife was Brigham Young's sister. The entire memoir appears to be in the handwriting of Lucy Mack Smith. accompanying