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.
- Chipman, Mary Celestia, 1864-1951 (Person)
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.
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.
4 folders (0.4 linear ft.)
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.
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.
- Register of Mary Celestia Chipman letters and photographs
- Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
- 12 August 2009
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.