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Rose Zipporah Marsh Butler papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 9654

Scope and Contents

Collection contains letters to and from Rose Zipporah Marsh Butler, including envelopes and fragments of the stationary box where the letters were stored. Includes Edwin and Margaret Marsh guardianship transfer affidavit recording the transfer of guardianship of Rose to William and Sarah Beecher, dated 1888, two letters dated 1888 and 1889 from James Chandler to William and Sarah Beecher, Rose's foster parents, and a letter dated around 1888 from Edwin Beecher to William and Sarah Beecher, thanking them for taking care of Rose. Collection also contains a bound biographical sketch of Rose Zipporah Marsh Butler, produced after 1967. Materials dated 1888-1967.


  • 1888-1967


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

Rose Zipporah Marsh Butler was born March 3, 1882, in London, England, to Edwin Marsh and Margaret Forder. Her parents were converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and sent Rose to live with other Saints in Utah in 1888. There, Rose was raised by Sarah and William Beecher in Willard, Utah, as her parents were never able to immigrate to Utah. Rose married Heber Close Butler on February 11, 1904, in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had ten children and resided in Garland, Utah, where Rose was very active in the Church’s Primary and Relief Society programs. Rose passed away June 29, 1968, in Ogden, Utah.


1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated by Richard Marsh Butler, son of Rose Zipporah Marsh Butler, in November 2022.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Richard Marsh Butler; November 2022.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Karen Glenn; August 2023.

Rose Zipporah Marsh Butler papers
In Progress
Karen Glenn
2023 August 11
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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