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Margaret Steed Hess biographies

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 8

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of typewritten and handwritten biographies. Most of the objects of the biographies were early settlers in the Farmington and Bountiful, Utah, areas. Hess probably used these items as sources for her history of Farmington, Utah. These materials may be considered secondary sources. The primary sources, or autobiographies, have been removed from the collection and cataloged separately.

Dates

  • 1900-1940

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

Biographical History

Margaret Hess wrote biographies of early settlers in the Farmington and Bountiful, Utah, areas.

Margaret Steed Hess was born in 1884, in Draper, Utah to John Wilford Steed and Ann Daves Jenkins. In 1908, she married Milton Hess. She served for forty years as historian for a Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) chapter. Margaret wrote biographies of early settlers in the Farmington and Bountiful, Utah, areas, and also, "My Farmington: a history of Farmington, Utah, 1847-1976". She also wrote a brief sketch of some of her life experiences.

Extent

90 items (2 linear inches)

Language

English

Overview

The collection contains 90 items of photocopies of typewritten and handwritten biographies between 1900 and 1940.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Separated Materials

The primary sources, or autobiographies, have been removed from the collection and catalogued separately. See F 834.F3H4x 1970 for "My Farmington: a history of Farmington, Utah, 1847-1976," and MSS SC 2636 Autobiography, 1954.

Title
Register of Biographies
Status
In Progress
Author
Garrett Schroath
Date
2011 February 24
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