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Groo family papers, 1851-1906

Identifier: Vault MSS 76 Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, poetry, and other materials from the Groo family. Provides information on the personal and business activities of the family, as well as on Isaac Groo's missionary service in Australia. Materials date from between 1851 and 1906.


  • 1851-1906


Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted; permission to use original materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons should use microfilm copies.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

The Groo family were early Mormon settlers in Utah. Isaac Groo (1827-1895) was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New York, and emigrated to Utah in 1854 with his wife Sarah Elizabeth Gillett Groo (1827-1892). In Utah, Groo married an additional seven wives, including Elizabeth Clark, Eliza Lyons, Mary Jane Whitney, Margaret Hunter, and Almira Mead. He had a total of twenty-eight children.


22 folders

Language of Materials



Arranged in three subseries: 1. Isaac Groo papers. 2. Mary Jane Groo papers. 3. Groo family correspondence and land valuation.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in repository.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States