Richard Neitzel Holzapfel Lecture

October 9, 2014

“My Dear Sister”: Joseph F. Smith’s Letters to His Sister, Martha Ann Smith Harris, 1854–1916
by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel

As a 15-year-old missionary on an island in the Pacific, thousands of miles away from his home in Utah, Joseph F. Smith began writing letters to his sister, Martha Ann Smith Harris. During the next six decades, he wrote to her often, sharing insights into his life, dreams, struggles, and work as a missionary, father, and Church leader.

The lectures are held in the Assembly Hall at 7:00 p.m. Validated parking is available at the Conference Center. As you enter the Conference Center parking, inform the attendant that you are going to a lecture and ask for a parking token to use when you exit.

Church History Museum

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The Museum of Church History and Art offers theme tours about President Joseph F. Smith. Please call 801-240-4615 to schedule. The Museum is open from 9 AM to 9 PM.

Joseph F. Smith Family Cemetery Plot

Bill Bingham, a University of Utah Institute faculty member and Associate Area Director for the Salt Lake East Area, has compiled a map and key of the Joseph F. Smith Family Burial Site in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. We offer many thanks for the effort he has made to complete this wonderful resource. We are looking for information regarding those that have not been color-coded to a branch of the family. If you have information regarding these individuals, please contact Jared F. Glade, Web Site Coordinator at or 801-775-8215.

Joseph F. Smith Family Burial Site

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