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Edmund C. Babcock letters

Identifier: MSS 8992

Scope and Contents

Contains eighteen handwritten letters to Elizabeth B. Lampman, all but one having postmarked envelopes, written between July to August 1903 by Edmund C. Babcock; there are also two letters written by an anonymous person or persons, located in the letter of July 16th written from Cripple Creek, Colorado. Letters document Babcock's travels through Yellowstone National Park as the secretary of the Brooklyn Christian Endeavor Union.


  • 1903 July-August


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Edmund Charles Babcock was born January 26, 1877, to Edmund George Babcock and Frederica G. DeForest Babcock, in Brooklyn, New York. He was married to Elizabeth B. Lampman on October 10, 1905 in Kings, New York. He served as secretary for the Brooklyn Christian Endeavor Union, with which he traveled through Yellowstone National Park in the summer of 1903. In 1917, he became the sole owner of the art gallery founded by C. E. Snedecor. Edmund Charles Babcock died on January 3, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York.

Biographical / Historical

Elizabeth Belle Lampman was born October 18, 1882, to Charles Lampman and Ida Brandow in Coxsackie, New York. She was married to Edmund C. Babcock on October 10, 1905, in Kings, New York. She was active in her church and social affairs in her community. Babcock died on November 23, 1960, in Center Moriches, New York.


1 box (0.25 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Letters purchased from Ron Lerner on March 8, 2017, who purchased them from e-Bay.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Ron Lerner; March 8, 2017.


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; Lyn Clayton and Maddi Stanley, 2017.

Register of Edmund C. Babcock letters
Lyn Clayton and Maddi Stanley
2017 April 26
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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