Lucy’s Memoir: A Family Tree

Lucy’s Memoir: A Family Tree Lucy Mack Smith began dictating her family memoir within months after the assassinations of Joseph and Hyrum Smith and finished it the next year. This paper traces its surviving versions: notebooks, a rough draft, an intermediate manuscript, and two fair copies. (One came to Utah and has never been published. The other was published in England in 1853 as Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith) Since then, at least eleven editions have appeared including new editions, serials, facsimiles, a “revised and enhanced” version, a partial parallel-column edition, and a full critical edition.

Lavina Fielding Anderson