Guide to the Winslow Far Smith Papers,

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Smith, Winslow Farr, 1881-1966
Title: Winslow Farr Smith Papers
Dates: 1897-1957 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 7 boxes (3 linear feet)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 246
Summary: his collection consists of six handwritten journals kept by W. F. Smith, mainly during his LDS Church mission to Germany (1902-1905)
Repository: Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Contact Information: Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
Languages: Material in English 

Biographical Note

Winslow Farr Smith, son of John Henry Smith and Sarah Farr, was born in Salt Lake City on January 19, 1881. From 1902 to 1905, Winslow served a mission in Switzerland and Germany. Ordained a member of the Seventy in 1906, he served as president of the Northern States Mission in Chicago from June 8, 1919 to February 1, 1923. Winslow taught Sunday school in the 18th Ward in Salt Lake City and was ordained a high priest in 1924, prior to serving as president of the Ensign Stake in Salt Lake City from 1924 to December 8, 1940.

Smith worked as a salesman for J.G. McDonald Candy Co. in 1902 and with the Salt Lake Knitting Works until called to the Northern States Mission in 1919. Winslow was vice-president and his brother George Albert Smith was president of Libby Investment Company, Salt Lake City in 1937.

On June 7, 1906, Winslow married Emily Whitney, daughter of Orson F. Whitney. In 1919 their three children were Whitney, Dorothy, and Virginia. Winslow died December 25, 1966>

Content Description

The Winslow Farr Smith papers are comprised of the journals, personal papers, and financial records of Winslow Farr Smith (1881-), son of John Henry Smith and president of the Norther States Mission of the LDS Church from 1919 until 1923. The holograph journals document his LDS mission to Germany, 1902-1905, and continue through 1941. Financial records include personal finances and those of the Libby Investment Company, a family concern headed by George Albert Smith.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Use :  

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. The copyright interests in the Winslow Farr Smith papers have not been transferred to Utah State University.

Permission to publish material from the Winslow Farr Smith Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: Winslow Farr Smith Papers USU_COLL MSS 246, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 246, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged chronologically.

Processing Note :  

Processed in July of 1998

Acquisition Information :  

The Winslow Farr Smith Papers were donated to the division in 1990 by his, W. Whitney Smith of Logan.

Separated Materials :  

Photographs were removed to

Related Materials :  

Helen Mar Whitney papers (COLL MS 179)

Winslow Whitney Smith papersCOLL MS 247

Whitney Smith photograph collectionP0034

Detailed Description of the Collection

Journals, 1902-1941
6 bound journals, and 2 folders

Consists of six holograph journals kept by Smith, mainly on his LDS Church mission to Germany (1902-1905).

Bound Journals 1902-1941
1 1 Volume 1
Includes reminiscence of earlier years.
1902 January 15 to 1902 November 8
1 2 Volume 2 1902 November 9 to 1903 August 7
2 3 Volume 3 1903 August 8 to 1904 August 31
2 4 Volume 4 1904 September 1 to 1905 January 31
3 5 Volume 5 1906 January 1 to 1920 December 31
3 6 Volume 6 1921 January 1 to 1941 August 10
Loose Items
Consists of miscellaneous loose material, including photographs, contained in the pages of the journals. Photographs were removed to the photograph section (collection P0034). Arranged chronologically and in the order the materials occurred within each journal.
4 1 Loose manuscript material removed from Journal, volume 2
(5 pieces)
4 2 Loose manuscript material removed from Journal, volume 3
(24 pieces)

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Personal Papers, 1897-1940

Consists of miscellaneous personal and legal documents. Arranged by document type.

4 3 Missionary farewell and Testimonial Programs
(4 items)
1902, 1919, 1923, and 1940
4 4 LDS Church ordination certificates and marriage certificate
(6 pieces)
1897, 1906, 1907, and 1924
4 5 Warranty deeds
(7 pieces)
(1906, 1907, 1908, and 1914
4 6 Miscellaneous legal and personal documents
(1 item and 8 pieces)
4 7 Funeral program of John Henry Smith
(2 pieces)
4 8 Miscellaneous notes on the lives of George Albert Smith, Oscar McConkie, et. al.
(35 pieces)
4 9 Miscellaneous cards
(3 pieces)

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Financial Records Series: Financial records, ca. 1911-1957 (bulk 1911-1920's)

Includes personal finance registers, ledgers, and journals, as well as financial records of the Libby Investment Company. Arranged chronologically within record type.

5 1 Check and deposit register ca. 1911-1921
5 2 Financial ledger 1920-1929
5 3 Financial ledger 1930-1939
5 4 Financial journal 1931-1944
5 5 Financial journal 1945-1957
  • Financial journal, 1911-1921
  • Financial journal, ca. 1911-1922.
  • Stock certificates, Libby Investment Company.

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Scrapbook Series: Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings on Mormonism, ca. 1920-1921
7 Scrapbook
(miscellaneous newspaper clippings)

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    • Personal Names :
    • Smith, Winslow Farr,|d1881-1966
    • Subject Terms :
    • Mormon Church--Missions--Germany.
    • Mormon missionaries--Diaries.

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