Biography of John and Louise Smith Park

Biography of John and Louise Smith Park

Dates: approximately 1900

Typewritten copy of Mary's biography of her parents, but the bulk of the account is autobiographical. Mary tells of coming to Utah in 1847 including incidents en route. She tells of the early settlement of Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah including problems with Indians, crickets and grass hoppers, and the difficult living conditions.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.) : (7 p.)
  • Creator: Brockbank, Mary Park
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1000
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Initial citation: MSS SC 1000; Biography of John and Louise Smith Park; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1000, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Leola Stewart in 1978.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Leona Stewart; 1978.
Subject Terms
Park, John, 1802-1869; Park, Louise Smith, 1818-1891; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormon pioneers--Utah--Correspondence; Mormons--Utah--Biography; Overland Journeys to the Western United States; Provo (Utah)--History; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History; Ute Indians--Utah--History
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19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Biography of John and Louise Smith Park
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Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-26T04:06-0700
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Biographical History

Mormon pioneer of 1847. Reportedly, the last survivor of the treks of that year. She was four at the time of her arrival in Salt Lake Valley, Utah and died at age 98.

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