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Isaac Groo papers, 1864-1895

Identifier: Vault MSS 76 Series 3 Sub-Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, poetry, newspaper articles, an autobiography, and other materials related to Groo's life. Includes information on his missionary service in Australia, his work ranching, and his encarceration for practicing polygamy. Materials date from between 1864 and 1895.


  • 1864-1895


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

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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 / Historical

Isaac Groo (1827-1895) was a Mormon rancher in Utah and Wyoming.

Isaac Groo was born April 2, 1827 at Neversink, Sullivan County, New York, the son of Samuel Groo and Mercy Tuttle. On July 4, 1864 he married Mary Jane Whitney, his fourth of six wives in the order of plural marriage. Between 1875 and 1876 he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Australia. He operated a ranch in Utah and in Wyoming. Groo died on January 24, 1895 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


18 folders

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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