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Abraham Owen Smoot III mission papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9253

Scope and Contents

Contains diaries and other materials related to Smoot's service in the Southern States Mission from 1899-1901. Also includes a letter from Jeannine Madsen Beck with notes about Smoot's mission. Dated 1899-1901.


  • 1899-1901


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Abraham Owen Smoot III mission papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical history

Abraham Owen Smoot III (1879-1937) was a grandson of Utah pioneer A. O. Smoot, and an educator and politician in Utah.

Abraham Owen Smoot III was born September 9, 1879 in Provo, Utah, to Electa Bullock Smoot and Abraham Owen Smoot II. He attended school at Brigham Young Academy (1892-1897). He served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Southern States mission (1899-1901). On August 17, 1904 he married Phebe Jemima Campbell. They had five children. He worked as an educator, postmaster, and politician, including time as the Provo City Mayor (1933-1935). He died in Provo, Utah on July 16, 1937.

Biographical History

Jeannine Madsen Beck is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah.

Jeannine Madsen Beck was born in approximately 1941 to Vera Smoot and Raymond Madsen. She was married to Larry Robinson Beck and they had six children together. They later divorced. She is the granddaughter of Abraham Owen Smoot III.


3 folders (0.15 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Jeannine Madsen Beck, granddaughter of Smoot through her mother, in January 2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jeannine Madsen Beck; January 10, 2019.


LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection developmental policy IV.a.i.1, November 2013)

Processing Information

Processed; Brynne Karlinsey, student manuscript processor, and Ryan Lee, curator; 2019.

Register of Abraham Owen Smoot III mission papers
Brynne Karlinsey
2019 February 8
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States