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Lot Smith papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 293

Scope and Contents

Contains photocopies of letters by Smith describing his activities in settling Arizona. Materials date from between 1856 and 1892.


  • 1856-1892


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 Lot Smith papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical Note

Major in the Utah Militia; President of the Little Colorado Latter-day Saint Church Stake, Arizona Territory; member of the Utah Territorial legislature.


300 items (371 p.)(0.40 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Purchased from George Tanner in 1975.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; George Tanner; 1975.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Existence and Location of Originals

Originals located in the University of Arizona Library.

Existence and Location of Copies

Copies are also available at the Latter-day Saint Church Historical Department, Salt Lake City, Utah along with other Smith Family papers.

Register of Lot Smith papers
Benjamin Sipes
2010 June 25
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