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Andrew Jackson Lamoureux correspondence on Lamoreaux family genealogy

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 8869

Content Description

Letters written to and from Andrew Jackson Lamoureux from 1898 to the 1930s in his effort to learn more about the Lamoreaux family. Letters are written to or from many Lamoreaux family members throughout the United States located by Andrew through extensive research. Information from the letters includes details about the family's beginnings as Hugenots in France in the 1660s and their journey to New York City in the American colonies after 1700 before ending up in Canada, where some members of the Joshua Lamoreaux family were converted to the Mormon religion by Parley P. Pratt in the late 1830s. The information gathered from these letters was used by Andrew to write a pamphlet called "The Lamoreaux Record." Dated 1898-1930s.


  • 1898-1939


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 Andrew Jackson Lamoureux correspondence on Lamoreaux family geneaology must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

Andrew Jackson Lamoureux (1850-1928) was a reference librarian at Cornell University.

Andrew Jackson Lamoureux was born on March 20, 1850 in Michigan. Andrew attended Cornell University in 1874, but was unable to graduate due to poor health. After leaving college, Andrew enaged in newspaper work and went to work in Rio de Janeiro as the editor of "The British and American Mail." In 1887, Andrew married Sarah Cross, and together they had four children--Mabel, Vincent, Branner, Emily Elizabeth, and Clarence Eugene. In 1906, Andrew became a reference librarian in the College of Agriculture at Cornell University. In 1913, Andrew became interested in family history, and began correspondence with every Lamoreaux. Andrew took this correspondence and published the pamphlet called "The Lamoreaux Record." Andrew Jackson Lamoreaux passed away on February 25, 1928.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated by April Coleman, cousin of Andrew Jackson L'Amoureux, in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; April Coleman; April 2016.


Utah and Western American and LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013.)

Processing Information

Processed; Corinne Bird, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2016.

Register of Andrew Jackson Lamoureux correspondence on Lamoreaux family genealogy
Corinne Bird
2016 September 6
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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