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William Alvin Bowles library materials, 1897-1905

 Series
Identifier: MSS SC 2956 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Includes two Maori hymnals (1905; no date); a Maori New Testament (1897); and a Maori/English, English/Maori dictionary. These items are, in many cases, annotated.

Dates

  • Other: 1897-1905

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

Biographical History

From the Collection:

William Alvin Bowles (1886-1926) was a farmer and active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The oldest son in a family of eight children, William Alvin Bowles was born April 22, 1886 on a small ranch in Nephi, Utah. William worked on the family’s ranch and farm until his departure in the fall of 1906 for New Zealand where he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Following his return from New Zealand in the spring of 1910, William married Catherine Bailey on November 17, 1910 in the Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Temple. Like William, Catherine was born and raised in Nephi. Following their marriage, William and Catherine lived in Salt Lake City for three years, where William was foreman on a large farm owned by a Mr. Gunn. During this period, Catherine kept the farm accounts and prepared dinner for Mr. Gunn. After the birth of their daughter, Virginia Bowles, the family returned to Nephi where William farmed and worked for the Bonneville Lumber Company.

William and Catherine had three children: Virginia Bowles Keeler, Catherine Bowles, and Geraldine Bowles Barker. Throughout his life, William took an active role in the ecclesiastical activities of his local Mormon ward (the Nephi Center Ward) and stake (the Juab Stake). William served as a ward clerk, a stake missionary, and as a counselor in the Mutual Improvement Association. Remembered by his wife and children as a loving husband and father, William died of a ruptured appendix on October 3, 1926.

Extent

From the Collection: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

From the Collection: 1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language

English

Other Finding Aids

More detailed finding aid available in repository or from the curators in Special Collections.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSSSC2956.xml

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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