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William Wines Phelps papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3222

Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers, certificates, and photographs relating to William W. Phelps, son of Henry E. and Mary Catherine Phelps. The collection also includes material relating to his LDS mission to Britain around 1903 as well as in the Pioneer and Ensign stakes. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, 16 February, 1866 and died 30 August, 1945.


  • 1903


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

William Wines Phelps (1866-1945) was a grandson of W. W. Phelps and an LDS missionary in the British Mission.

William Wines Phelps was born February 16, 1866. He was the son of Henry Enon Phelps and Mary Catherin Meiklehohn and grandson of the prominent early LDS leader W. W. Phelps. William was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Edward Taylor, son of President John Taylor. He was given a patriarchal blessing by John Smith the Patriarch on May 7, 1875. He then served as president of the Birmingham Conference in England, as part of his mission to England. After returning to Utah he served as a missionary in both the Pioneer and Ensign stakes. William died August 30, 1945.


15 folders (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Donated by Jean Clawson, who acted on behalf of Shelly Johnson in 2001.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jean Clawson, acting in behalf of Shelly Johnson; October 2001.


LDS and Utah and the American West cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).

Processing Information

Updated for DACS compliance; Ryan K. Lee; 2017.

Registor for William Wines Phelps papers
2001 October
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