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James Farmer autobiography and diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1433

Scope and Contents

Two holograph volumes in three parts with accompanying carbon and ribbon copy typescripts; typescript and draft of typescript of 1881-1882 diary. Describes his early life in England, missionary work for the Mormon Church in England, his immigration to Utah and accounts of ship passage, overland travel to Salt Lake City, Utah and settlement and life in Sanpete County, Utah. The 1881-82 diary deals with a mission to England. Also includes patriarchal blessings.

Dates

  • 1851-1882

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Originals are restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

Mormon businessman, surveyor, farmer, missionary and colonizer.

Extent

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Lora Farmer Hansen; 1974.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

General

Typescript parts 1, 2 and part of 3 were made by Jessie E. Empey as part of the Utah Historical Records Survey, Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration in 1936 in St. George, Utah.
Title
Register of James Farmer autobiography and diaries
Status
Completed
Author
Andrea Wyss
Date
2011 March 11
Description rules
Appm
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