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>
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.
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.
Processing Note :
Processed in July of 1998Acquisition 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 toRelated Materials :
Helen Mar Whitney papers (COLL MS 179)
Winslow Whitney Smith papersCOLL MS 247
Whitney Smith photograph collectionP0034
Detailed Description of the Collection
6 bound journals, and 2 folders
Consists of six holograph journals kept by Smith, mainly on his LDS Church mission to Germany (1902-1905).
Consists of miscellaneous personal and legal documents. Arranged by document type.
Includes personal finance registers, ledgers, and journals, as well as financial records of the Libby Investment Company. Arranged chronologically within record type.