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Collection on Eureka, Utah

Identifier: MSS 9193

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of members of the Eureka Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after a church meeting, a biographical sketch of Mina Orton Davey, and notes describing the aforementioned photographs. The photographs are dated approximately 1915 and the biographical sketch is dated 1939.


  • approximately 1915-1939

Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Collection on Eureka, Utah must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Jonathan Golden Kimball (1852-1938) was a well-known general authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Jonathan Golden Kimball was born on June 9, 1852 to Heber C. and Christeene Golden Kimball in Salt Lake City, Utah. He served a mission in the Southern states from 1883-1885. On September 22, 1887, he married Jane Smith Knowlton. He was called to serve in the First Council of Seventy in 1892, which position he held until his death. Kimball was known for his humor and colorful language. He died on September 2, 1938 in an automobile accident in Churchill, Nevada.

Biographical History

Mina Orton Davey (1850-1939) was a Latter-Day Saint and long-time resident of Eureka, Utah.

Born Jemina Jane Orton on February 10, 1850 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Horatio L. Ortan and Nancy Bailey, Davey crossed crossed the plains with her family as a little girl. They eventually settled in Eureka, Utah in 1880, where Davey would live until her death. In around 1892, she married John Davey. She died on February 13, 1939 at the age of 89.


1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.7 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Peggy Joan Morris and Dennis Mitchell in 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Peggy Joan Morris and Dennis Mitchell; February 9, 2018.


1839-1930 (Photographic Archives collection development policy, II.B.2.a).

Processing Information

Processed; Deven Hunsaker, student manuscript processor; 2018.

Register of Collection on Eureka, Utah
Deven Hunsaker
2018 November 14
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