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Joseph Facer missionary papers, circa 1885-1952

Identifier: MSS 2332 Series 1

Scope and Contents note

Contains books carried by Joseph Facer on his mission to the southern United States (1897-1899); ordinations and blessings before and during his mission; letters to Joseph Facer, his companion, and the other missionaries in the Southern States Mission; and original hymn lyrics by Joseph Facer.


  • Other: circa 1885-1952


Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons should use microfilm copies.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Joseph Facer papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Joseph Facer (1871-1961) was a farmer in Brigham City, Utah.

Joseph was born in 1871 to George Facer (1834-1903) and Mary Prior (1840-1930). He served two missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one to the Southern United States (Florida and North Carolina) from 1897 to 1899 and one in Arizona for the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association (YMMIA) from 1901 to 1902. As a YMMIA missionary, Joseph Facer assisted in the organizational development of Church units and worked with local Navajo members of the Church. He married Emma Elizabeth Richards on November 7, 1902.


2 boxes

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm copy available for selections from boxes 1 and 2.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States