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Albert Pickup papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 4140

Scope and Contents note

Collection includes photocopies of newspaper clippings, photographs, and programs documenting the political, personal, and religious lives of Albert and Jeanie Pickup. Much of the collection is dedicated to Albert Pickup’s political activities in England as well as his tenure as Mayor of Burnley. The couples’ marriage, membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and life as foster parents is also discussed in the collection.


  • 1973-1986


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Albert Pickup papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Albert Pickup (1916-2006) was a Mormon convert who was the Mayor of Burnley.

Albert Pickup was born May 13, 1916 in Darwin, England to Hubert and Rose Hannah Gadfield Pickup. He joined the Army in 1940 and upon returning home he began his political career. In 1948 he abandoned his loyalties with the Labour Party and joined the Conservatives. That same year he became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married Jeanie Finlay Walker in January 1959 in London, England. In 1978 he was elected Mayor of Burnley, becoming the first Mormon to hold the position. Albert Pickup remained politically active until his death on September 7, 2006 in Burnley, Lancashire, England.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Personal papers of Albert Pickup documenting his political and personal life, 1973-1986.

Custodial History note

Donated by Hollis Scott in 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Hollis Scott; 1987.

Appraisal note

20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).

Related Archival Materials note

MSS OH 1339

Processing Information note

Processed; Megan Mathews; 18 July 2007.

Register of Albert Pickup papers
Karen Glenn and Meghan Mathews, student processors and John Murphy, curator
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