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    Samuel Whitney Richards

    Indiana

    • 1844–Unknown
    • Age Called: Unknown
    • Indiana
    • Departed From Home: 1844
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Seventy

    British

    • Departed From Home: 31 July 1846
    • Arrived In Field: 14 October 1846
    • Departed From Field: 20 February 1848
    • Arrived At Home: 21 May 1848
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: New York City, New York

    British

    • Start Date: 8 May 1852
    • Departed From Home: 24 September 1851
    • Arrived At Home: 26 August 1854
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States

    British

    • Arrived In Field: 3 October 1857
    • Departed From Home: 13 August 1857
    • Arrived At Home: 8 May 1858
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States

    United States

    • October 1869–March 1870
    • Age Called: 45
    • United States
    • Set Apart: 9 October 1869
    • End Date: 19 March 1870
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Set apart by: Orson Pratt

    Eastern States

    • Set Apart: 4 January 1895
    • Released: 11 March 1897
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Set apart by: Joseph F. Smith

    Stories and Documents

    Missionary Department missionary registers, 1860-1959, Vol. 1, p. 15, line 629.

    Missionary Department missionary registers, 1860-1959, Vol. 2, p. 16, line 629.

    Missionary Department missionary registers, 1860-1959, Vol. 3, p. 7, line 8.

    Samuel W. Richards papers, 1839-1909, Church History Library.

    Includes account missionary activities in the states and in England and in Europe, emigration experiences, and activities in Nauvoo, Illinois, move to Utah in 1849, and activities in Salt Lake City

    Samuel W. Richards journals and family record, 1846-1876, Church History Library.

    Journals record Richards's missionary activities in England and Scotland and activities in Salt Lake City, Utah. The family record contains poetry and Richards family genealogical information to 1936.

    British Mission history, 1841-1971, Church History Library.

    See the index above for entries on his service.

    "Latest from Utah," The Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, 19, no. 42 (17 October 1857): 668-69.

    Makes note of his arrival in England in 1857 to take charge of the British Mission.

    Eastern States Mission history, 1830-1977, Church History Library.

    See the index in volume 1 for entries on his service.

    Nauvoo Restoration Inc., comp., Nauvoo Seventies list, vol. 3, P-Z (N.p.: 1990s), 369.

    Copy available at the Church History Library.

    Temple Records Index Bureau, comp., Nauvoo Temple endowment register: 10 December 1845 to 8 February 1846 (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974), 115.

    Copies available at the Church History and Family History Libraries.

    Journal history of the Church, 1896-2001, Church History Library.

    See the index above for entries on his life and missionary service.

    Notes

    He was born 9 August 1824 in Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, to Phinehas Richards and Wealthy Dewey. He was baptized at 14 years old, was ordained to the Priesthood, and sent out to labor as a missionary. In 1846 he left for Europe on his first foreign mission. He spent 16 years in performing missionary work. He died in Salt lake City, Utah, on 26 November 1909.