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Biography of John and Louise Smith Park

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1000

Scope and Contents

Typewritten copy of Mary's biography of her parents, but the bulk of the account is autobiographical. Mary tells of coming to Utah in 1847 including incidents en route. She tells of the early settlement of Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah including problems with Indians, crickets and grass hoppers, and the difficult living conditions.


  • approximately 1900


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 Biography of John and Louise Smith Park must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Mormon pioneer of 1847. Reportedly, the last survivor of the treks of that year. She was four at the time of her arrival in Salt Lake Valley, Utah and died at age 98.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.) : (7 p.)

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Custodial History

Donated by Leola Stewart in 1978.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Leona Stewart; 1978.


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Register of Biography of John and Louise Smith Park
Elisa Visick
2010 July 28
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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