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Silas Hutchings photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 254

Scope and Contents

Collection includes two photographs and corresponding negatives of the Hutchings family and of Silas Hutchings' missionary group. Dated approximately 1896.


  • approximately 1896


Conditions Governing Access

Photographs: Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice. Negatives: 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

Silas Hutchings was born on November 16, 1868, in Springville, Utah to Shepherd Pierce Hutchings and Eliza Ann Pectol. He was one of fifteen children. In 1894, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Samoa. Silas married Eliza Ann Pectol on February 10, 1897, in Springville, Utah. Together they had nine children and ran a farm in Springville, Utah. Silas died on March 10, 1943, in Springville, Utah.


2 folders (0.02 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections by Loman Hutchings in 1986.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Loman Hutchings; 1986.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also the Silas Hutchings diary (MSS 1780), the George Pectol autobiography (MSS SC 2750), and the Hutchings family papers (MSS SC 2758).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton; August 2022. Updated finding aid for DACS compliance and accuracy. Rehoused photographs to plastic sleeves for preservation.

Register of Silas Hutchings 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