Brigham Smoot family papers
Scope and Contents
Collection contains journals, letters, transcripts, and other materials produced by members of the Smoot family in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The materials document the missionary service of Brigham Smoot in Samoa and Tonga, the missionary service of Gilbert Van Schoonhoven, the military service of Roland Nesbit Smoot during World War II, and various family events and issues that were occuring at the time. Dated 1866 to approximately 1949.
- 1866-approximately 1949
- Smoot (Family : Smoot, Brigham, 1869-1946) (creator, Family)
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 Brigham Smoot family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
The Brigham Smoot (1869-1946) and Margaret Annella Nesbit (1880-1964) family began with their marriage in Salt Lake City, Utah, in approximately 1894.
The Brigham Smoot (1869-1946) and Margaret Annella Nesbit (1880-1964) family began with their marriage in Salt Lake City, Utah, in approximately 1894.They had two children who lived to maturity including Roland Nesbit Smoot and Annella Kerstina Smoot (later Doone). Roland was a member of the United States Navy, retiring as Vice Admiral. Annella was a musician, who specialized in the cello. Brigham and Annella were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham in particular came from a prominent Church family: he was a son of Abraham O. Smoot, the mayor of Salt Lake City and the first head of BYU's Board of Trustees. Brigham served a mission in Tonga and Samoa. The family lived in Pennsylvannia, Utah, Idaho, and California.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Arranged in three series: 1. Brigham Smoot journals and letter, 1889-1892. 2. Gilbert Henry Van Schoonhoven journal and letter, 1866-1868. 3. Roland Nesbit Smoot papers, approximately 1940-1949.
Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS3315.xml
Loretta (daughter of Brigham Smoot) and Richard Nixon, donated the materials to L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University on July 27, 2006.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Richard and Loretta Nixon and Doone Lewis; 2006.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013).
Existence and Location of Copies
Digital copies for preservation are on M-discs in Box 2 Folder 6.
- Register of Brigham Smoot family papers
- Under Revision
- Megan Furcini
- 2011 March 4
- 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.