Barfoot, Joseph L.
Joseph Lindsay Barfoot was born in Warwick Castle, England on March 29, 1816. He married Mary Ann Knapp in 1842 and together they had one daughter, Elizabeth Lindsay Barfoot. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1856 while living in London. He immigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1865 and married Sarah Ann Carpenter in 1866. A devoted naturalist, he was the second curator of the Salt Lake City Museum and Menagerie. The museum flourished and grew scientifically while he was in charge. He died on April 23, 1882 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Citation:ChestofBooks.com, via WWW, November 3, 2020 (Joseph L. Barfoot; b. March 29, 1816 in Warwick Castle, England; joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1856 while living in London; immigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1865, lived there until his death) MyHeritage.com, via WWW, November 3, 2020 (Joseph L. Barfoot; m. Mary Ann Knapp 1842; had one daughter, Elizabeth Lindsay Barfoot; m. Sarah Ann Carpenter 1866) Encyclopedia of Mormonism, via WWW, November 3, 2020 (Joseph L. Barfoot; devoted naturalist; second curator of the Salt Lake City Museum and Menagerie; Under his supervision, the museum flourished and grew scientifically) Church of Jesus Christ Pioneer Database via WWW, 03 November 2020 (Joseph L. Barfoot; died on April 23, 1882)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Deseret Museum museum register
The collection includes a fragment of the printer register with handwritten notations, some by Joseph L. Barfoot, curator, and newspaper clippings about the Great Salt Lake and other miscellaneous subjects concerning Utah. Also is an undated loose page of butterfly illustrations from a German publication by Hubner, Exot, Schmett., Vol. 1, plate 6, sent to G. Reynolds, curator of the Museum of Natural History.
Deseret Museum receipt book and miscellaneous correspondence
Receipt book for donations and deposits to the Deseret Museum and 20 letters and other miscellaneous items relating to museum business and acquisitions. Several of the items are written by or are about John W. Young, the museum's proprietor; Joseph L. Barfoot, the museum's curator; and James E. Talmage, a scientist and lecturer associated with the museum.