Papers, 1837-1892.


Smoot, A. O. (Abraham Owen), 1815-1895. Papers, 1837-1892.

Papers, 1837-1892.

Photocopies of handwritten and printed certificates, letters of appointment, letters, an invitation and a patriarchal blessing. The materials include a missionary recommendation dated 1851 when Smoot was called on a mission for the Mormon Church in Britain; a patriarchal blessing from Joseph Smith, Sr., the father of the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith, Jr.; two appointments as an agent for the Perpetual Emigration Fund for the Mormon Church; a letter from Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church; and an invitation to a "Grand Military Ball."

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