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William Thomas Box book manuscripts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8531

Content Description

Contains two manuscripts of Box's book "The Great Teacher," which focuses on the life of Jesus Christ. The two manuscripts are most likely an early draft and a later revision, although the revision is incomplete and missing a few pages. Dates approximately 1870-1910.


  • approximately 1870-1910


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 William Thomas Box book manuscripts must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collection Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

William Thomas Box (1840-1910) was a Baptist minister in Morrilton, Arkansas.

William Thomas Box was born on April 5, 1840 to Thomas and Margaret Choan Box in Dade County, Missouri. His family moved to Arkansas in 1857, first to Scott County and later to Conway County. He was a soldier in the Indian War. He married Sarah Eveline Perkins on November 17, 1861 in Conway County. They eventually had fourteen children: Jennie, Myrtle, Mettie, Jake, Mary, G.R., Bertha, Martha, James, Willie, E.J., Thomas, William, and another Mettie.

Box and his family were members of the Baptist church, and Box began preparing to join the Baptist ministry in 1867. He became the third pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church in Morrilton, Arkansas, also serving in Hope and Prescott before returning to Morrilton in 1890. He also owned farm property in Morrilton.

Box passed away on April 26, 1910.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Clarissa McIntire, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2016.

Register of William Thomas Box book manuscripts
Clarissa McIntire
2016 February 3
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