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Robert Webster Carder collection on family history

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8901

Scope and Contents

Family history documents collected by Robert Carder, a Mormon genealogist, who, according to the Special Collections Instrument of Gift form, "was prominent in Connecticut and New England genealogical circles" and was "Governor of the Connecticut Genealogical Society." Materials dated approximately 1960-1970.


  • approximately 1960-1970


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Robert Webster Carder collection on family history must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Robert Webster Carder (1907-1988) was a family historian from Connecticut.

Robert Webster Carder was born on February 2, 1907, in Boston, Massachusetts, to parents Josiah Smith and Grace Livermore Webster Carder. He married Ruth Elizabeth Kelius (1905-1983) on August 4, 1931, in Singapore, China. They later settled in Madison, Connecticut. After retiring, Carder was involved in extensive family history research. He published three works on family history: Index, Bulletin of the Stamford Genealogical Society; Carder family genealogical collection; and Richard Carder of Boston, Massachussetts, Portsmouth and Warwick, Rhode Island and some of his descendants. Carder died on August 21, 1988, in Fairfield, Connecticut.


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Acquired by Calvin H. and June B. Bartholomew who met Robert Carder during their mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Madison, Connecticut who then gave it to their son Dan Bartholomew, who in turn donated it to the repository.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Dan Bartholomew; August 2016.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VI, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; NataLee Hawkins; 2016.

Register of Robert Webster Carder collection on family history
NataLee Hawkins
2016 September 23
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