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Frank Warren Smith papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 302

Scope and Contents

Diary; correspondence to and from presidents of Brigham Young Academy; other correspondence; family genealogy; newspaper clippings; mementos; programs; articles by Smith on evolution, politics, and religion; financial records; chemistry papers and notes; and miscellaneous items. The materials relate primarily to Smith's work as a chemist and his association with the Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah. The collection also includes several photographs of family and friends as well as of Smith when he was a child. The photographs have been moved to the cold vault. Included with the photographs is a small piece of jewelry (locket) with a photograph of a woman in it.


  • 1889-1908


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

Biographical History

Chemist, tropical fruit grower in Mexico, convert to the Mormon Church, and one of the first donors of large book collections to the Brigham Young Academy Library.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

6 boxes (3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

Photographs have been moved to the cold vault for preservation purposes.

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid available in repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Frank Warren Smith papers
Megan Furcini
2011 March 22
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