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James H. Buck papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6941
Contains a journal from Buck's mission to England, some books regarding his mission, postcards, photographs, a booklet of newspaper clippings, and documents stating ordination and draft registration. Materials date from between 1886 and 1962.

Dates

  • 1886-1962

Creator

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 James H. Buck papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

1 oversize folder (0.8 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)

Biographical History

James H. Buck (1886-1953) was a train car inspector and Mormon missionary.

James Henry Buck was born January 31, 1886 in Nottingham, England to William Foulds Buck and Emma Emily Matilda Copeland. The family emigrated to the United States in 1885, settling in Wyoming. In 1907, Buck married Mary Emma Dawson. They had a son, but Mary died shortly thereafter. In 1913 he married Sarah Edith Cox, and together they had three children.

Buck worked as a coal miner and salesman before taking a job as a car inspector for the Union Pacific Railroad, where he worked for thirty-eight years. He also served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain from 1911 to 1914. Buck died November 6, 1953 in Ogden, Utah.

Custodial History

Donated by Jim Dearden in 2006.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jim Dearden; 2006.

Appraisal

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

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2009.

Additional folder processed by Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.

Additional folder processed by Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2014.
Title
Register of James H. Buck papers
Status
completed
Author
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Date
2009 June 5
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2009 August 25; 2013 April 9; 2014 July 31: Reviewed for DACS and subject compliance by Cory Nimer. Additional folder processed by Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013. Addition added and finding aid updated by Margaret Weddle, 2014 July 31.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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