Silas Derryfield Smith papers
Scope and Contents
Handwritten and typewritten autobiographies telling of Smith's youth in Snowflake, Arizona, marriages, labors as a missionary in Colorado, endeavors in Arizona and Utah, genealogical data and information about his father, Jesse N. Smith. Also includes a handwritten biography of his mother, Emma Seraphine West Smith, and two handwritten historical articles, one describing the building of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad in New Mexico, and the other relating Indian stories.
- Smith, Silas Derryfield, 1867-1956 (creator, Person)
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 Silas Derryfield Smith papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Biographical / Historical
Silas Derryfield Smith was a Mormon polygamist.
1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
- Apache Indians
- Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company -- History
- Expeditions and Adventure
- Home and Family
- Immigration and American Expansion
- Mormon Church -- Missions -- West (U.S.)
- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Smith, Emma Seraphine West, 1836-1910
- Smith, Jesse Nathaniel, 1834-1906
- Smith, Maria Elizabeth Bushman, 1869-1953
- Social Life and Customs
- Register of Silas Derryfield Smith papers, 1937-1954
- 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.
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States