The George James Peirce papers consist of reports of field studies on vegetation damage from smelter smoke in the Tooele and Salt Lake valleys of Utah in 1914 and 1915. George James Peirce was a botanist.
The James Smithies papers (1846-1859) consist of biographical and genealogical materials concerning James Smithies and his family. These materials are in the form of photocopied and transcribed diary entries and family group sheets that focus on the journey Smithies undertook with the Mormon pioneers from Nauvoo, Illinois, to the Salt Lake Valley from 1846 to 1848. Some diary entries are recorded up and through the year 1859.