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Azariah Smith autobiography and diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2333

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten autobiography and diary. Smith was born in New York in 1828 and joined the Mormon Church in 1839. He moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1840. He kept a diary during his service with the "Mormon Battalion" during the War with Mexico from 1846 to 1848. Smith married in 1850 and moved to Sanpete Valley in 1850. He lived in Manti, Utah, and wrote about his activities and experiences there.


  • 1846-1912


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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

Biographical History

Azariah Smith (1846-1912) was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and a pioneer to Utah. He also served in the Mormon Battalion between 1846 and 1848.


4 folders (ca. 600 p.)

Custodial History

These materials were photocopied from the 920 microfilm collection, reel. 20.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church History Library and Archives; 50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah; 801-240-2745.

Register of Azariah Smith autobiography and diaries
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 15
Description rules
Language of description
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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