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A. O. Smoot family correspondence, 1873-1886

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSS 3843 Series 1 File 6

Scope and Contents

This file contains letters between various Smoot family members and friends, including Brigham Young. Topics include Fort Provo, mission updates, and news. Materials dated 1873 to 1886.


  • 1873-1886


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

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Biographical History

Brigham Young was born on June 1, 1801 in Witingham, Vermont. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1832, and moved to Kirtland, Ohio. He followed the migration of the Church from Ohio to Missouri to Nauvoo, Illinois. In February 1846 he led the Mormon exodus to the West, and was sustained as the second president of the Church on December 27, 1847. Arriving in Utah he settled in Salt Lake City, and in 1849 was appointed as governor of Utah Territory. Young passed away on August 29, 1877 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


1 folder

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Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States