Joseph Smith’s Correspondence through September 1843

Joseph Smith wrote to and received letters from a wide variety of people, including his wife Emma and other family members; church leaders and members; and politicians, attorneys, businessmen, and newspaper editors. A few of the outgoing letters are in his own hand, but most were either dictated to a scribe or written by an associate under Joseph Smith’s direction. In some cases, the sent letters were authored by a group of individuals that included Joseph Smith, such as the church presidency; similarly, in some cases the received letters were addressed to Joseph Smith and others. Some of the original letters have survived but in most cases the best versions available are early copies, such as the copies made in Joseph Smith’s two letterbooks. Some letters were transmitted not by hand but by publication in a newspaper.
At present, most of Joseph Smith’s correspondence through March 1842 has been published on this website as part of the Documents series. Eventually all of his correspondence will be published here.
The following index provides one way to access the Joseph Smith correspondence on this website. Correspondents are listed in alphabetical order by surname, with individual items of correspondence listed underneath the name. Unnamed correspondents appear at the end of the list, as do groups of people with whom Joseph Smith corresponded.
Other ways to access correspondence on this website are to perform a search using the keyword “letter” (without quotation marks) and the name of the correspondent; or to open the correspondent’s biographical sketch and look through the documents listed to the right of the sketch under the tab for “Papers”; or to browse through the list of documents in the Documents series looking for items with the word “letter” in the editorial title.
This index will be updated as additional Joseph Smith correspondence is published on this website.
Named Individuals
Adams, Caroline
Adams, George J.
From George J. Adams, 23 February 1843
Adams, Hannah
Adams, James
Aldrich, Hazen C.
Allen, Adolphus
Appleby, William
Armstrong, Sybella
Atchison, David
Babbitt, Almon
Bachman, George
Ball, Joseph
Barney, Hiram
Bennet, James Arlington
Bennett, John C.
Benson, Benjamin
Bent, Samuel
Bernhisel, John
Bias, Garret
Bigler, John
Bishop, Gladden
Blakeslee, James
Blennerhassett, Richard S.
Bonney, Amasa
Boosinger, George
Bosworth, Joseph
Brandon, George
Brayman, Mason
Brooks, Justin
Brooks, Lester
Brown, Samuel
Browning, Orville
Brunson, Seymour
Buell, Presendia Huntington
Burdick, Thomas
Burk, John
Burr, Amasa
Bushnell, Nehemiah
Butterfield, Justin
Cadett, William
Cahoon, Reynolds
Carlin, Thomas
Carter, John S.
Chase, Justus
Clark, Hiram
Clayton, William
Cleminson, John
Cleveland, John and Sarah Kingsley
Coltrin, Zebedee
Cook, Halsey
Cooper, Jeramiah
Cordon, Alfred
Corrill, John
Cowdery, Oliver
Cowles, Austin
Cyrus, H. A.
Daley, Moses
Davis, Brother
Doniphan, Alexander
Edgerton, J. F.
Emmons, Sylvester
Evans, David
Evans, Mary Beck
Fidler, George
Fielding, Amos
Fielding, Joseph
Ford, Thomas
Fosdick, J. G.
Foster, Robert D.
Frost, Samuel
Galland, Isaac
Gee, George
Gilbert, Sidney
Granger, Oliver
Grant, Jedediah M.
Greene, John P.
Griffey, William
Gurley, Zenas
Hale, Jonathan H.
Halsey, Thankful Cooper
Harper, John
Harris, George W.
Harris, Martin
Haskins, Nathan
Hess, Peter
Henry, G. W.
Hewitt, Richard
Heywood, Joseph L.
Higbee, Elias
Higbee, Francis M.
Higby, Myron
Hinkle, George M.
Hodge, Abraham C.
Hotchkiss, Horace
Hughs, James
Hunter, Edward
Hyde, Orson
Jackson, Jarvis M.
Jaques, Vienna
James, George
Jarvis, Fields
Jenks, Jacob W.
Jennison, H. Q.
Johnson, Joel
Johnson, Joseph
Jonas, Abraham
Kimball, Heber C.
Kimball, Hiram
King, Austin A.
King, H.
Knight, Newel
Lamb, Abel
Law, Wilson
Laws, John
Leal, Clark
LeBaron, Alonzo
Lee, John D.
Legare, Hugh
Littlefield, Lyman
Lotson, J. W.
Maginn, Eli
Malin Jr., Elijah
Marks, William
Marsh, Thomas B.
Martin, Moses
McBride, Reuben
McKee, John
McNeil, Daniel
Miles, A.
Miller, George
Millet, Artemus
Mills, John
Morley, Isaac
Morris, Isaac
Moss, Woodson
Nicholson, Eliza
Nicholson, J. B.
Nickerson, Moses
Olney, Oliver
Orr, David
Page, John E.
Parrish, Warren
Partridge, Edward
Patrick, Shepherd
Peirce, Robert
Perry, D. S.
Phelps, Sally
Phelps, William W.
Phinney, Sarah
Post, Stephen
Powell, Lyman
Pratt, Parley P.
Rawcliff, Thomas
Redfield, Harlow
Richards, Jennetta Richards
Richards, Seth
Richards, Willard
Rigdon, Sidney
Ripley, Alanson
Robertson, Andrew
Robinson, George W.
Robison, Chauncey
Rockwell, Orrin Porter
Rogers, Isaac
Rogers, Peter
Sagers, Harrison
Savary, Richard
Saxton, Noah C.
Scobey, Almira
Scott, Jacob
Seixas, Henrietta
Serrine, Mephibosheth
Shaw, Thomas
Simon, George
Sloan, James
Small, William
Smith, Agnes Coolbrith
Smith, Don Carlos
Smith, Emma
Smith, Hyrum
Smith, John (no relation to Joseph Smith)
Smith, Silas
Smith, William
Snider, Hannah Heston
Snider, Martin
Snow, Erastus
Southwick, Edward
Stathem, Isaac W.
Stollings, Jacob
Sturges, Levick
T., I.
Taylor, Frederick
Taylor, John
Thomas, David
Thompson, James
Thompson, Robert B.
Thornton, John
Tibbals, Samuel
Tippets, Alvah
Tippets, Joseph
Toner, James
Townsend, James
Tuttle, Smith
Vance, John
Ward, Thomas
Warren, Calvin A.
Wasson, Lorenzo D.
Weber, John B.
White, Harrison
Whitlock, Harvey
Whitmer, John
Whitney, Elizabeth Smith
Whitney, Newel K.
Wight, Lyman
Wild, S. J.
Williams, J. Wilson
Winchester, Benjamin
Winters, Hiram
Withers, B. F.
Wood, Joseph
Wood, William
Woodruff, Wilford
Worthyson, William
Wright, William
Young, Alphonso
Young, Brigham
Young, Richard M.
Groups of People and Unnamed Individuals
Quorum of the Twelve
Church Leaders and Members in Missouri
Church Leaders and Members in Ohio
Church Leaders and Members in New York
Other Groups of Church Members
Editors of Newspapers
To Editor, 17 July 1843
To Editor, 26 July 1843
To Editor, 18 August 1843
Other Groups