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Mary Celestia Chipman letters and photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6230

Scope and Contents note

The Mary Celestia Chipman letters and photographs contain sixty-one letters written to Mary Celestia (also known as Lettie) Chipman by her sisters and boyfriends. There are several letters that are invitations to social events. The letters document many social and town events, such as balls, parties, births, deaths, weddings, etc. Occasionally, there is a letter written to someone other than Lettie. The collection also includes two photographs and three calling cards.

Dates

  • 1872-1899

Creator

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 Mary Celestia Chipman letters and photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Mary Celestia Chipman was born 1 April 1864 to Washburn Chipman and Margaret Vance MC Nickols in American Fork, Utah. The letters in this collection were written to Lettie while she was not living at home, but was living somewhere else in Utah. She died 27 December 1951 in American Fork, Utah.

Extent

4 folders (0.4 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

The Mary Celestia Chipman letters and photographs contain 61 letters, 2 photographs, and 3 calling cards.

Other Finding Aids note

More detailed finding aid available in repository upon request.

Custodial History note

Donated by Charles Apfelbaum in 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased; Charles Apfelbaum; 2008.

Appraisal note

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2009.
Title
Register of Mary Celestia Chipman letters and photographs
Status
Completed
Author
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Date
12 August 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States