George Facer Family Organization collection
Scope and Contents note
Includes the farm accounting ledgers of George Facer and his son Joseph Facer, family genealogical information, and personal diary entries of George and his wife Mary Jarvis Facer. George Facer's account documents farm life and economy in Utah in the second half of the 19th century. The collection also contains the minutes of the George Facer Family Organization along with a transcript of the minutes, Facer family historical and genealogical information (including the family names of Prior, Jarvis, Brown and others from Huntingdonshire, England), a family Book of Remembrance, a newspaper article, and a Temple Record book kept by Mary Prior Facer. The latter contains family genealogical data and the dates that LDS Temple work was completed for each ancestor. The records include references to polygamist marriages. The collection documents the family living in Willard City, Utah; Cache County, Utah; Brigham City, Utah; and the Salt Lake Valley.
- George Facer Family Organization (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access note
Open for public research.
Microfilm copies are open without restriction. Access to original materials with permission from the supervisor of reference services (boxes 3-4 open without restriction).
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the George Facer Family Organization collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
George Facer was an early LDS Church member and a convert from England. The George Facer Family Organization was formed in 1928 and was suspended in 2001.
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Contains diaries, books, and other documents related to the Facer family, life in 19th and early-20th century Utah, and the LDS Church.
Arranged in 4 series: 1. Facer family records, 1776-2001; 2. George Facer Family Organization newspaper articles, 1952; 3. George Facer family genealogical information; and 4. George Facer Family Organization family books, 1883-1977.
Other Finding Aids note
A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2358.xml
Custodial History note
This collection was retained by the Facer family until donated to BYU in 2001. The final family members holding this material were the donors.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Facer family; 2001.
Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Existence and Location of Copies note
Microfilm copy available for boxes 1 and 2.
Processing Information note
Processed; Taylor M. Dix; November, 2003.
- Brigham City (Utah)
- Cache County (Utah)
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Hymns
- Home and Family
- Mormon Church -- Missions -- Southern States
- Navajo Indians -- Arizona
- North Carolina
- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Salt Lake Valley (Utah)
- Social Life and Customs
- Temple work (Mormon Church)
- Register of the George Facer Family Organization collection
- Taylor M. Dix
- November, 2003
- 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.
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008