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Relva Booth Ross collection on Joseph W. Booth

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9495

Scope and Contents

Collection includes documents related to Joseph Wilford Booth, who served missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Turkey, Armenia, and other countries in the Middle East from 1898 to his death in 1928. Includes photocopies of various articles, scrapbook pages, letters written from Syria, photographs, a transcript of memorial services, and other documents, collected by Relva Booth Ross. Includes a biographical sketch of Booth by Ross that does not have a date of creation, but was likely written in or before 1971, the year of Ross' death. Materials dated 1901 to 1971.


  • approximately 1901-1971


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Relva Eliza Booth was born on February 11, 1891 to Robert Ebenezer and Lovinia Jane (Chipman) Booth in Alpine, Utah. She was a teacher in Richfield, Utah, where she worked with Margaret Ross. Relva married James Aaron Ross, the brother of Margaret, on July 10, 1918, in Provo, Utah. Relva and James had one child, James Aaron Ross, who was killed in action in WWII on August 8, 1944 in Normandy, France. Relva Eliza Booth Ross died on December 9, 1971 in American Fork, Utah.


2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were passed down to Lucille Booth Bushnell who likely received the materials from Relva Booth Ross. Relva was a niece of Joseph Wilford Booth. The donor, Pam Price, received the materials from her mother, Lucille Booth Bushnell. The collection was donated to L. Tom Perry Special Collections by Pam Price on June 10, 2001.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Pam Price; June 10, 2021.


Mormon History (Mormon and Western American Manuscripts Collection Development Policy V.B.5.a, 2020)

Related Materials

See also Joseph W. Booth diaries and poems (MSS 155; Brigham Young University) and Joseph W. Booth newspaper clippings and handkerchief (MSS 8603; Brigham Young University).

Processing Information

Processed; Jamie Wiser; 2021.

Register of Relva Booth Ross collection on Joseph W. Booth
In Progress
Jamie Wiser
2021 November 22
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