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Apostles and temples from 1835 to 1886

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 7404

Scope and Contents note

Albumen photograph made by George Edward Anderson depicting all prophets and temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints up to 1886.

Dates

  • 1886

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Apostles and temples from 1835 to 1886 must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

George Edward Anderson (1860-1928) was a talented portrait photographer that documented life in Utah Valley.

George Edward Anderson was born 28 October 1860 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Mary Ann Thorn Anderson and George A. Anderson. He was married 30 May 1888 to Olive Lowry.

Anderson apprenticed to renowned photographer, Charles Roscoe Savage and at seventeen (about 1877) he established his photography studio in Salt Lake City with his brothers, Stanley and Adam. In 1886 he established a studio in Manti, Utah and moved his studio to Springville, Utah with his wife, Olive Lowry in 1888.

Although known as a portrait photographer, he took documentary portraits taken near homes, barns, and businesses these became documentation of those early places. These photos document families, small town Utah history, railroad history, mining history (including the Scofield mine disaster), and the building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temples.

The later years of Anderson’s life were spent in documenting families and life in Utah Valley and traveling to newly constructed temples. He died of heart failure on May 9, 1928 after being brought home to Springville from a photographing trip to Arizona.

Extent

1 oversize folder (1.3 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

Albumen photograph made by George Edward Anderson depicting all prophets and temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints up to 1886.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Item kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Other Finding Aids note

A more detailed finding aid is available in the repository from the curators.

Custodial History note

Purchased in 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased; 2009.

Appraisal note

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August, 2007).

Related Archival Materials note

See also the George Edward Anderson photographs (MSS P 1).

Processing Information note

Processed by GlendaLynn Ainsworth.

Title
Register of Apostles and temples from 1835 to 1886, 1886
Status
Completed
Author
John M. Murphy, curator and GlendaLynn Ainsworth, student processor.
Date
August 2009
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