Joseph Smith’s Correspondence through March 1842

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, James
Allen, Adolphus
Atchison, David
Babbitt, Almon
Ball, Joseph
Barney, Hiram
Bennett, John C.
Benson, Benjamin
Bent, Samuel
Bernhisel, John
Bigler, John
Boosinger, George
Bosworth, Joseph
Brooks, Lester
Browning, Orville
Brunson, Seymour
Buell, Presendia Huntington
Burdick, Thomas
Burk, John
Bushnell, Nehemiah
Cahoon, Reynolds
Carter, John S.
Clayton, William
Cleveland, John and Sarah Kingsley
Coltrin, Zebedee
Cooper, Jeramiah
Cordon, Alfred
Corrill, John
Cowdery, Oliver
Daley, Moses
Davis, Brother
Doniphan, Alexander
Fidler, George
Fielding, Joseph
Fosdick, J. G.
Foster, Robert D.
Galland, Isaac
Gee, George
Gilbert, Sidney
Granger, Oliver
Greene, John P.
Hale, Jonathan H.
Halsey, Thankful Cooper
Harris, George W.
Harris, Martin
Haskins, Nathan
Hewitt, Richard
Henry, G. W.
Higbee, Elias
Hodge, Abraham C.
Hotchkiss, Horace
Hughs, James
Hunter, Edward
Hyde, Orson
Jaques, Vienna
James, George
Jenks, Jacob W.
Jennison, H. Q.
Kimball, Heber C.
Kimball, Hiram
King, Austin A.
Knight, Newel
Lamb, Abel
Laws, John
Littlefield, Lyman
Lotson, J. W.
Maginn, Eli
Marks, William
Marsh, Thomas B.
McBride, Reuben
Miles, A.
Millet, Artemus
Morley, Isaac
Moss, Woodson
Nicholson, J. B.
Nickerson, Moses
Page, John E.
Parrish, Warren
Partridge, Edward
Peirce, Robert
Phelps, Sally
Phelps, William W.
Post, Stephen
Pratt, Parley P.
Redfield, Harlow
Richards, Seth
Richards, Willard
Rigdon, Sidney
Ripley, Alanson
Robertson, Andrew
Rogers, Isaac
Rogers, Peter
Sagers, Harrison
Savary, Richard
Saxton, Noah C.
Scobey, Almira
Scott, Jacob
Seixas, Henrietta
Shaw, Thomas
Simon, George
Small, William
Smith, Agnes Coolbrith
Smith, Don Carlos
Smith, Emma
Smith, Hyrum
Smith, John (no relation to Joseph Smith)
Smith, Silas
Smith, William
Stollings, Jacob
Sturges, Levick
Taylor, John
Thomas, David
Thompson, James
Thompson, Robert B.
Thornton, John
Tippets, Alvah
Townsend, James
Tuttle, Smith
Vance, John
Warren, Calvin A.
Weber, John B.
Whitlock, Harvey
Whitmer, John
Whitney, Newel K.
Wight, Lyman
Winchester, Benjamin
Winters, Hiram
Withers, B. F.
Wood, William
Woodruff, Wilford
Young, Brigham
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
Other Groups