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Franklin Raymond Farr autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8907
Image of Franklin Raymond Farr autobiography
Image of Franklin Raymond Farr autobiography

Scope and Contents

Contains the original handwritten life story of Franklin Raymond Farr. Includes autobiographical information about Farr from his birth in Ohio in 1837 to his later years in Spanish Fork, Utah, and memories of Farr written by his granddaughter Florence Cook. Also includes poems written by Farr on several occasions throughout his life, with topics including Pioneer Day and other celebrations, Biblical stories for teaching Sunday School, Joseph Smith and other Mormon religious topics, and important people in his life. Dated approximately 1900.


  • approximately 1900


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 Franklin Raymond Farr autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Franklin Raymond Farr (1837-1901) was a Mormon convert and an early immigrant to Utah.

Franklin Raymond Farr was born on October 12, 1837 in Chatham, Ohio. He converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with his family in Ohio and in 1853 traveled to Utah and settled in Spanish Fork. He fought in the Black Hawk War in 1866, then married Annie Jones later that year. Together they had nine children.

He died in Spanish Fork, Utah on April 24, 1901.


2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated by Max Bramall, great-grandson of Franklin Raymond Farr, in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Max Bramall; August 2016.


Utah and Western American and LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).

Existence and Location of Copies

A photocopy and a transcript of the original are available in the collection.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Kane, student manuscript processor, and Ryan Lee, curator; 2017.

Register of Franklin Raymond Farr autobiography
Elizabeth Kane
2017 February 3
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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