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Photograph of Pearson family

 Item — oversize-folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9153

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a studio photograph of Henry Pearson and family, dated early 1900s.


  • early 1900s

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 Photograph of Pearson family must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

The Pearsons were a Latter-day Saint family residing in Draper, Utah.

Henry Pearson (1839-1914) was a Swedish immigrant to Draper, Utah. Henry Pearson was born in Malma, Vastmanland, Sweden on the June 8th, 1839, to Ola Pehrsson and Anna Andersdotter. Pearson's mother died in childbirth, and he and his twin sister were taken in by a Swedish nobleman and his family. Pearson was converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the age of seventeen, along with his sister and father, and he was baptized on September 23, 1856. Pearson emigrated to the United States in 1862. Henry Pearson married Sarah Martisha Allen on March 7, 1868, and had nine children, eight of which lived to adulthood. Sarah Pearson died on February 28, 1901, and Henry Pearson was remarried to Marie Jorgenson on September 1, 1905. Henry Pearson died on the July 27, 1914, in Draper, Utah.


1 oversize folder (0.15 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Catherine and John Taylor, descendants of Henry Pearson, in October 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Catherine and John Taylor; 2017.


20th Century Photography (Photographic Archive collection development policy, 2.B.2, September 2019)

Processing Information

Processed; Paulee Fogleman, student manuscript processor, and Tom Wells, curator; 2019.

Register of Photograph of Pearson family
Paulee Fogleman
2019 September 12
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