From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Joseph Smith may refer to : a fictional character or a real religious leader.
In Conan Doyle fictions
Gentlemanly Joe (1883)
- Joseph Smith, aka Joe Smith, aka Gentlemanly Joe, is the main character of the short story Gentlemanly Joe (1883). Mr. Joseph Smith is a new employee in the banking house of Ducat, Gulden & Ducat in Birchespool. The story tells how he lost his nickname Gentlemanly Joe.
A Study in Scarlet (1887)
- Joseph Smith (1805-1844) was an American religious leader and the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement (Mormons). He is mentioned in the novel A Study in Scarlet (1887).
In Conan Doyle essays
Our Second American Adventure (1924)
- In his book Our Second American Adventure (1924), Arthur Conan Doyle devoted his chapter V to the Mormons and to the visions of Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the founder of the Mormon Church.