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Farr family photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 201

Scope and Contents

Collection includes 44 negatives of photographs of the Farr family, including Lorin Farr, taken between the 1890s and the 1940s. Also includes photocopies of pages of a book on which these photographs appear.


  • approximately 1890-1949


Conditions Governing Access

Photographs and photocopies in folder 1: Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice. Negatives in folder 2: Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 72 hours advance notice.

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

The Farr family began with the marriage of Lorin Farr and Nancy Bailey Chase (1823-1892) in Nauvoo, Illinois on January 1, 1845. Both were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and thereafter moved west before settling in Salt Lake City and then finally in Ogden, Utah territory. Nancy would go on to have 12 children. Lorin would go on to marry five more women once they settled in Utah: Sarah Davis Giles (1831-1892) on July 26, 1851, with whom he had 9 children; Olive Ann Jones (1829-1914) on February 28, 1852, with whom he had 7 children; Mary Bingham (1820-1893) on December 2, 1854, with whom he had 3 children; Nicoline Erickson (1837-1915) on January 29, 1857, with whom he had 7 children; and Clara Jane Bate (1854-1902) on March 8, 1901. Lorin was the first mayor of Ogden and speaker pro tem of the Utah state legislate.


2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were donated to L. Tom Perry Special Collections in 1982.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 1982.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton; August 2022. Updated finding aid for DACS compliance and accuracy.

Register of Farr family photographs
Under Revision
Abe Austin
2012 February 23
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