Although consisting primarily of newspaper and magazine clippings, this
collection also contains copies of Smith Family wills, accounts, correspondence
and other materials including several pictures of family members and
Julian Smith Bacon gathered the materials of this collection, which is
primarily associated with his grandfather, Peter Smith, younger brother
Jedediah Strong Smith, during the 1920s. Peter Smith was a trader on the Santa
Fe Trail with his brother when the latter was killed by Comanches (1831).
Later, Peter was one of the Executors of Jedediah Smith's will.