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Reed Smoot correspondence with Alpha May Eldredge Smoot

Reed Smoot correspondence with Alpha May Eldredge Smoot

Dates: 1903-1906

Contains six letters written by Reed Smoot to his wife, Alpha May Eldredge Smoot, between the years 1903 and 1906. The letters mainly report on family life. Smoot writes from Washington D.C., where he is serving as a United States Senator. His letters tell about the experiences he is having, his responsibilities as a senator, as well as responding to letters that his wife had sent him.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Smoot, Reed, 1862-1941
  • Call Number: MSS 7945
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
Materials arranged chronologically.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Reed Smoot correspondence with Alpha May Eldredge Smoot must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7945; Reed Smoot correspondence with Alpha May Eldredge Smoot; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7945, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Kathryn Smoot Egan in 2011.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Kathryn Smoot Egan; 2011.
Subject Terms
Smoot, Alpha May Eldredge, 1863-1928; Smoot, Reed, 1862-1941--Correspondence; Civic Activism; Politics, Government, and Law; Washington (D.C.)
Genre / Form
Letters
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts. Contains letters from Reed Smoot while he served as a Senator in Washington D.C.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS7945
Finding Aid Title
Smoot (Reed) correspondence with Alpha May Eldredge Smoot
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-07T15:29-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Reed Smoot (1862-1941) was a Mormon politician and ecclesiastical leader.

Reed Smoot was born on January 10, 1862. He married Alice Taylor Skeets on July 2, 1930. He served as United States Senator from Utah between 1902 and 1933, and as an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1900 and 1941.



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Ryan Lee
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