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Azariah Smith diary

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 554

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten diary. Smith writes of his early life until he started his diary in 1846. He tells about his experiences in the Mormon Battalion and the discovery of gold in California in 1848. Smith also writes about his coming to Utah and his life in Manti, Utah. He also relates incidents in the Black Hawk War when the whites fought the Ute Indians. There are many gaps.


  • 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 Diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Azariah Smith (1826-1912) was a Mormon pioneer, member of the "Mormon Battalion" in the war with Mexico from 1846 to 1848, and an early settler in Manti, Utah.


4 folders (0.08 linear ft.)


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Azariah Smith diary
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 24
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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