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Ward E. Pack papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 449
Collection includes a handwritten autobiography and diary written by Ward E. Pack between 1854 and 1876. His accounts include family histories, descriptions of his trek to Utah, his activities in Summit County, Utah, and his experiences on missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii and the Eastern States. Journals also include genealogical information written by his daughter. Also included are letters from John Pack, Ward's father, telling about the migration to Utah in 1847, and miscellaneous clippings and ephemera from 1900 to 1932. Photocopies of journals were added to the collection on 10/26/1993: folders were renumbered.

Dates

  • 1847-1935

Creator

Original materials

Condition restricted; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patrons must use the photocopied journals.
Photocopies 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 Ward E. Pack papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators. Whenever possible, use the photocopied journals as masters for making additional copies for family members in order to save undue wear and tear on the repaired binding of the two original volumes.

Extent

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Overview

Collection includes a handwritten autobiography and diary written by Ward E. Pack between 1854 and 1876. His accounts include family histories, descriptions of his trek to Utah, his activities in Summit County, Utah, and his experiences on missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii and the Eastern States. Journals also include genealogical information written by his daughter. Also included are letters from John Pack, Ward's father, telling about the migration to Utah in 1847, and miscellaneous clippings and ephemera from 1900 to 1932.

Biographical History

Ward E. Pack (1834-1907) was a Mormon businessman and politician in Summit County, Utah. Living in Summit County, Utah, Ward Pack was many things -- businessman, local official, politician, dentist, veterinarian, doctor, member of the Bountiful Militia, Mormon pioneer. He also served as president of the Hawaiian Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1876 to 1878.

Other Finding Aids

Folder-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS449.xml

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Wehrli D. Pack, 1967.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

See also the John Pack papers (MSS 447).

Processing Information

Processed; J. Seely & Dennis Rowley; revised 1993, 2007.
Title
Register of the Ward E. Pack papers
Status
completed
Author
Andrea Wyss
Date
2011 March 17
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2007 October 1: This electronic finding aid was updated to current EAD and DACS standards by James Heiner.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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