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Smith, Lucy 1775-1856

Overview
Works: 56 works in 129 publications in 1 language and 1,355 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: BX8695.S6, B
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Biographical sketches of Joseph Smith, the prophet by Lucy Smith( Book )

32 editions published between 1853 and 2013 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Joseph Smith by Lucy Smith( Book )

17 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy mack (1775-1856) was born in Gilsum, New Hampshire to Solomon Mack and Lydia Gates. In 1796 she married Joseph Smith, Sr. (1771-1840) and they became the parents of eleven children. One of their children was Joseph Smith, Jr. (1805-1844) who was the first prophet and founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Lucy's book : a critical edition of Lucy Mack Smith's family memoir by Lucy Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revised and enhanced History of Joseph Smith by his mother by Lucy Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the original "Preliminary Manuscript" dictated by Lucy Smith to her scribe, Martha Coray
History of the Prophet Joseph by Lucy Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Smith's history by his mother : the book Brigham Young tried to destroy by Lucy Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Smith's history by Lucy Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1978 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Joseph Smith by his mother by Lucy Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Joseph F. Smith's original introduction: The History of the Prophet Joseph Smith, originally entitled, "The History of Mother Smith, by Herself," was written at the dictation of Lucy Smith, mother of the Prophet, by Mrs. Martha Jane Knowlton Coray, who acted as her amanuensis. It was taken from the words of Mother Smith and dictated from memory mostly, but she also made use of such historical memoranda of the events related as were within her reach. Of the original manuscript one copy was taken which was left with Lucy Smith, while the original was retained by the writer. This original, Mrs. Coray held in her possession until her arrival in Utah, when she subsequently deposited a copy of it with President Brigham Young. Lucy Smith died near Nauvoo, May 5, 1855, but years prior to this date some of her effects were left in the hands of her son, William Smith, among them being the manuscript copy of this history. From William (who was the last surviving brother of the Prophet, and whose death occurred at Osterdock, Clayton county, Iowa, November 13, 1893,) the document fell (surreptitiously it is declared by George A. Smith) into the hands of Isaac Sheen, who was at one time a member of the Church in Michigan. When in September, 1852, Apostle Orson Pratt went on a mission to England, he called on Mr. Sheen on his way East and being shown the manuscript copy, he purchased it for a certain sum of money, took it to Liverpool with him, where, without revision and without the consent or knowledge of President Young or any of the Twelve, it was published under his direction in 1853. It was afterwards discovered that the book contained errors, occasioned by its not being carefully compared with historical data. Some of the statements in the preface written by Elder Pratt were also in error; one especially that the book was mostly written in the lifetime of the Prophet, and that he had read it with approval, was incorrect, since it was written in 1845, the year following his martyrdom. For these reasons and others, mostly of a financial character, it was disapproved by President Young on August 23, 1865, and the edition was suppressed or destroyed. While some statements contained in the work were considered somewhat overdrawn--a circumstance easily accounted for when we remember the age of Mother Smith, the losses she had sustained in the death of a husband and four sons, and the consequent lapses of her memory--its many merits were fully recognized by the authorities, many of whom were greatly disappointed at the necessity of issuing the order to temporarily suppress its further circulation. Subsequently, a committee of revision was appointed by President Young consisting of President George A. Smith and Judge Elias Smith, cousins of the Prophet, men personally familiar with the family and thoroughly conversant with Church history. They were instructed carefully to revise and correct the original work throughout, which they did, reporting their labors to President Young to his entire satisfaction. The revised and only authentic copy thus prepared and reported upon was retained by President George A. Smith, and shortly after his death, September 1, 1875, it was committed into my keeping, where it has remained until now"--
The preparation of Joseph Smith, 1830 by Lucy Smith( )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

by Lucy Smith( )

1 edition published in 1829 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter to Mary Pierce, telling of Joseph Smith's discovery and translation of the Book of Mormon
Copy of an old note book by Lucy Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

History of Lucy Smith by Lucy Smith( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An autobiography concentrating on the activities of her family and focusing in particular on her son Joseph. Discusses the history of the Smith and Mack families, as well as early events in LDS church history
A Gospel letter by Lucy Smith( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Biographical sketches of joseph smith the prophet, and his progenitors for by Lucy Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mack Family Correspondence( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection contains nine letters written to David Mack, 22 letters to his daughter Isabella Hinckley (Mack), and two letters written to his wife Lucy Mack by various friends, including William Lloyd Garrison, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Celia Thaxter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Peabody, and Lucy Stone
Autobiography and notes by Lucy Smith( )

1 edition published in 1850 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Handwritten autobiography and miscellaneous notes in pen and pencil. The item is believed to have been written by Lucy Mack Smith (1775-1856). Smith writes about her family and incidents in her life and in the life of her son, Joseph Smith, primarily in the 1830s
Like burnished gold by Lucy Smith( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Lucy Mack Smith letter to her sister-in-law Mary Pierce( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Official 1985 National Football League record & fact book by Lucy Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The history of Joseph Smith by his mother by Lucy Smith( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lucy Mack Smith, mother of the prophet Joseph, looks at the extraordinary life of her son. She relates personal details about events that shaped his character, as well as the visions and miracles of the gospel restoration that reshaped the world
 
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Lucy's book : a critical edition of Lucy Mack Smith's family memoir
Alternative Names
Lucy Mack Smith Amerikaans schrijfster (1775-1856)

Mack, Lucy 1775-1856

Smith, Lucy 1776-1855

Smith, Lucy Mack 1775-1856

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Lucy's book : a critical edition of Lucy Mack Smith's family memoirThe revised and enhanced History of Joseph Smith by his mother