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Margetts, Phillip, 1829-1914



  • Existence: 1829 - 1914

Biographical History

Philip Margetts (1829-1914) was a pioneer, a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a dramatist.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Philip Margetts papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 406
Scope and Contents Photocopies of diaries, newspaper clippings, play scripts, articles on Utah and LDS Church history, and correspondence. Margetts writes about his trip to Utah in 1850. His diary covers the time he served as a missionary for the LDS Church in Great Britain from 1857 to 1858. Many of the items relate to Margetts' career in the theater, to the Salt Lake Theater, and to drama in Utah. The correspondence includes a letter from the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...
Dates: 1850-1928

Philip Margetts photographs of the Salt Lake Theatre

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 240
Scope and Contents

Collection includes 45 photographs, three tintypes, and two negatives with images of early Utah actors, friends, and the Margetts family. Photographs were taken between the 1860s and the 1910s.

Dates: approximately 1860-1919

Philip Margetts music book and Elbert Duncan Thomas postcard

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 987
Scope and Contents

Handwritten entries in a music book. The item contains what seem to be various bugle calls used by "Lt. Phil Margetts" in 1853 probably with the Utah Militia. Also included is a postcard from Elbert Duncan Thomas to Margetts. The item was sent from Japan and wishes Margetts a happy birthday.

Dates: Date not identified

Salt Lake Theatre Corporation receipt

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1064
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of a handwritten and printed receipt dated September 21, 1874. The item states that the actor Phillip Margetts was paid $16. Also included is a photocopy of a financial statement of the corporation from 1868.

Dates: 1868-1874

Additional filters:

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 2
Dramatists, American -- Utah -- Salt Lake City 2
Actors -- Utah -- Photographs 1
Bugle calls -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- History -- Sources 1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1