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Joseph Barnard Romney collection on Junius and Gertrude Stowell Romney

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8248

Scope and Contents

Collection contains the research material of Joseph Barnard Romney on his grandfather, Junius Romney, and the Latter-day Saints exodus from Mexico including correspondence, biographical information, photos, and other material. Also includes the personal and family papers of Junius Romney. Material dates from 1882-2005.

Dates

  • 1882-2005

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials in English and Spanish.

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 Joseph Barnard Romney collection on Junius and Gertrude Stowell Romney must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Joseph Barnard Romney (1935-2012) was an author from Utah and a grandson of Junius Romney.

Joseph Barnard Romney was born July 20, 1935 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Junius Stowell and Ruth Stewart Romney. He attended the University of Utah where he received his J.D. and Ph.D. Romney was a professor at California Polytechnic State University and Brigham Young University-Idaho. Romney later wrote a book about his grandfather, Junius Romney, and the Latter-day Saints exodus from the colonies in Mexico. Romney married Florence Black and they were the parents of four children. He passed away October 6, 2012 in Provo, Utah.

Biographical History

Junius Romney (1878-1971) was a stake president in the Mormon colonies in Mexico.

Junius Romney was born March 12, 1878 in St. George, Utah to Miles Park Romney and Catharine Jane Cottam. In 1887 the family moved to Colonia Juarez, Mexico. He married Gertrude Stowell on October 10, 1900 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Romney was later called as stake president in the Mexican colonies and was part of the exodus out of the colonies. He was later a business man and worked for Beneficial Life Insurance. He passed away March 21, 1971 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Biographical History

Gertrude S. Romney (1882-1965) was the wife of Junius Romney who lived in Utah and Mexico.

Gertrude Stowell Romney was born May 27, 1882 in Ogden, Utah to Brigham Stowell and Mary Olive Bybee. She married Junius Romney on October 10, 1900 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her family moved to Juarez, Mexico in the late 1800s where she and her husband lived for several years. She passed away on April 7, 1965.

Extent

2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

2 oversize folders (0.6 linear ft.)

2 oversize boxes (2 linear ft.)

20 cartons (20 linear ft.)

1 quarto (0.75 linear ft.)

Arrangement

Arranged into five series: 1. Junius Romney family papers. 2. Joseph Barnard Romney collection on Junius Romney in Mexico. 3. Junius Romney professional and business papers. 4. Junius Romney financial records. 5. Joseph Barnard Romney collection of photographs.

Custodial History

Donated by Florence Black Romney in 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Florence Black Romney; 2013.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Processing Information

Processed; Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.
Title
Register of Joseph Barnard Romney collection on Junius and Gertrude Stowell Romney
Status
Completed
Author
Peter Hoyt and John M. Murphy
Date
2013 October 10
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States