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Francis M. Lyman papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 794

Scope and Contents

Francis M. Lyman Papers include eleven (11) items, ranging in date from 1873-1936. Contains manuscript writings of Thomas Callister, Volney L. King, Francis M. Lyman, Richard R. Lyman, and Susan Delilah Callister Lyman. The collection also includes a typed copy of a proclamation written by the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1845.


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  • 1873-1936


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public access.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Francis M. Lyman was born on January 12, 1840, in Illinois. He was married to Rhoda A. Taylor on November 18, 1857, and they had nine children. On October 4, 1869, Lyman married Clara C. Callister. They had seven children together. Lyman later married Susan Delilah Callister, on October 9, 1884, and they had six children. Lyman worked as a farmer, miller, and businessman for several companies. He served a mission in England from 1860 to 1862, a "home mission" to Millard County in 1872, and again in England from 1873 to 1875. On October 27, 1880, he was ordained as an Apostle. As an apostle he served on the Sunday School General Board, as temple president of the Salt Lake Temple, on the General Board of Education and on the Church Literature Revision Committee. Francis M. Lyman died on November 18, 1916, in Salt Lake City, Utah.


1 folder (0.08 linear feet)

1 box



Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 2001.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Lyndon W. Cook; 2001.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.
Register of Francis M. Lyman papers
Lucy Brimhall
2013 April 17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States