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Ernest Harrison Quayle journals

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7948

Scope and Contents

Contains two journals used by Ernest Harrison Quayle for research and other purposes. Dated 1915-1956.


  • 1915-1956


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 the Ernest Harrison Quayle journals must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Ernest Harrison Quayle (1891-1956) was an American geologist.

Ernest Harrison "Pat" Quayle was born on May 9, 1891 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Ernest and Julia Ann (Young) Quayle. Quayle served in the United States Marine Corps from April 14, 1917 to January 27, 1919, rising to the rank of 1st Sergeant. Quayle was a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in geology. During his professional career he worked for the Saudi-Arabian Oil Company. During the 1920s, Quayle made four scientific expeditions to the Tahitian Islands. He died on September 16, 1956 in San Mateo, California.


2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The collection contains two archival items: 1. Ernest Harrison Quayle geologic journal, 1954. 2. Ernest Harrison Quayle journal, 1915-1956.

Custodial History

Purchased from Tavistock Books in 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Tavistock Books; 2011.


Environmental history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VI, August 2007.)

Pertains to Quayle's work as a geologist.

Processing Information

Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.

Register of Ernest Harrison Quayle journals
Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor, and John M. Murphy.
2013 May 2
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