Azariah Smith diary
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.
- Smith, Azariah, 1826-1912 (Person)
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.
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.
- Black Hawk War (Utah), 1865-1872
- California -- Gold discoveries
- Manti (Utah)
- Material Types
- Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Personal narratives, American
- Mormon pioneers -- Utah -- Manti
- Mormons -- Utah -- Manti
- Overland journeys to the Pacific
- Politics, Government, and Law
- Smith, Azariah, 1826-1912 -- Diaries
- United States. Army. Mormon Battalion
- Ute Indians -- Wars
- West (U.S.) -- Description and travel
- Register of Azariah Smith diary
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 March 24
- 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.