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Request for peddler's license

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8438

Scope and Contents

Contains a message sent by R.O. Rasmussen of Sunnyside, Utah, to Mr. C. H. Smith, the county clerk of Carbon County, Utah, requesting two peddler's licenses for H.A. Petty and M. Becker. Material dated 1907.


  • 1907 June 18


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public reserach.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Request for Peddler License must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

R. O. (Rasmus Ove) Rasmussen was born March 22, 1855, to Ove Rasmusen Kuk and Else Margrethe Nielsen in Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark. In 1868, his mother took Rasmussen and his sister – Sena Maren Rasmussen – and emigrated to the United States and settled in Ephraim, Utah.

After the death of his mother’s second husband, Rasmussen attempted to take over the ranch. However, he was deemed too young, and the livestock was taken and incorporated into a large church herd. Rasmussen married Hannah Adelade Oviatt on March 23, 1874, with whom he had eleven children – Rasmus Henry, Herman Oskir, James Oliver “Ove”, Travis Beamon, Margaret Angeline, Zina Agnes, Katie Armanda, Ruby May, Rosel and Hazel (twins), and Newton Lee – all but three of whom survived to adulthood.

Rasmussen moved to Cleveland, Utah, for a short time before leaving. He soon returned to direct the building of the Cleveland Canal for two years, which he followed as watermaster for two years. He left Cleveland in 1900 and moved to Sunnyside, Utah, where he worked as a watchman for the Utah Fuel Company until his passing on March 10, 1920.


1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Purchased by John Murphy, 20th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts curator, in 2013 from Benchmark Books in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; John Murphy, 2013.


Western American business and labor. (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, II.B.5.VI., 2016).

Processing Information

Processed; Myles Larsen, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2019.

Register of Request for Peddler's License
Clarissa McIntire
2015 February 11
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