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Collection of Farnsworth, Mayhew, and Chipman family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9642

Scope and Contents

Handwritten letters sent to and from Farnsworth, Mayhew, and Chipman families. Also include wedding and reunion invitations and other ephemera. The majority of the letters are to Caroline Abigail Mayhew Chipman. Other relatives include Lydia Farnsworth Mayhew, Otto Lyman Mayhew, Walter Franklin Mayhew, Martha Hoggard Chipman, Frederick Moroni Houston, Lydia Lucinda Chipman, Fredrick Vernon Houston, and John Curtis Houston. Materials dated 1808-1950.


  • 1808-1950

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


3 folders (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Nicci Bartkowski in 2023. The letters were passed from Lydia Farnsworth Mayhew, Caroline Mathew Chipman, Lydia Lucinda Chipman Houston, Phyllis Houston Smith, Carole Smith Mclntire, to Nicci Mclntire Bartkowski.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Nicci Bartkowski; 2023.


History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon and Western American Manuscripts Collection Development Policy V.B.5.a, 2020).

Related Materials

See also the Biography of Martha Hoggard Chipman (MSS 2844); Short Sketch of Caroline M. Chipman (MSS SC 3296).

Processing Information

Processed; Marissa Bischoff; 2023.

Collection of Farnsworth, Mayhew, and Chipman family papers
In Progress
Marissa Bischoff
2023 November 9
Description rules
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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