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Collection of George Teasdale family photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2654

Scope and Contents

Contains one tintype and two ambrotypes of George Teasdale, an unidentified woman (possibly his first wife, Emily), and two children (possibly his own). Dated approximately 1859-1861.


  • approximately 1859-1861


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hour advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

George Teasdale (1831-1907) was an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

George Teasdale was born in 1831. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1852; he married Emily Emma Brown in 1853 (four children), and was later assigned to take other wives. He served missions in England (1868-1869) and the Southern States (1875-1876), was an Apostle and member of the the Council of the Twelve (1882-1907), and served as President of the European Mission from 1887-1890. He died in 1907.

Biographical History

J. C. Brayley (1818-1884) was a photographer and printseller in England.

J.C. Brayley was born in Bath, England, in 1818. He was an English photographer and printseller in approximately 1858-1874, with studios in Bath and then Bristol. He married Lucy Symons (d. 1877) in 1847. He died in 1884 in Bedminster, England.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Images of George Teasdale and (presumably) his wife and children, approximately 1859-1861.

Custodial History

Items were purchased from Lyndon W. Cook of Grandin Book Co. in 2003.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Lyndon W. Cook, Grandin Book Co.; 2003.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also George Teasdale letter (MSS 1338), George Teasdale journal (MSS 3093), and Photographs of the George Teasdale family (MSS 4256).


Only one of the photographs (not in a case) is labeled as J.C. Brayley's work; it was taken at his studio in Bath, which he only occupied between 1858 and 1860. No photographer's name appears on the other two photographs (even inside the preserver bundle), but it appears the other two are the work of (a) photographer(s) other than J.C. Brayley.

Processing Information

Processed; Amanda C. Crandall, manuscripts specialist; April 2013.

Register of Collection of George Teasdale family photographs
Amanda C. Crandall, Manuscripts Specialist
2013 April 22
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States