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Justin Willis Knapp papers

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2085

Scope and Contents

The contents of this collection include: autobiographies, missionary record books, and a mission account book of Justin Willis Knapp. Alma Helaman Hale, Jr. Collection was donated by the same donor. She is a descendent of both of the men. Mabel F. Hale was the daughter of Alma Helaman Hale, Jr, who married Justin Willis Knapp. Autobiography of Justin Willis Knapp and Samuel Rich South; and Central States Mission.


  • 1908-1910


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 Collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Justin Willis Knapp was born on October 5, 1886 to Justin Abraham Knapp and Anna Eliza Lemmon in Richmond, Cache, Utah. Served a mission to the Central States, commencing in 1908. Married Mabel F. Hale on August 17, 1910 in Salt Lake Temple. They had nine children, though only seven lived to adulthood. Died June 15, 1969.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)




Collection consists of two series: Series 1 Justin Willis Knapp autobiographies and Series 2 Justin Willis Knapp mission papers.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the Brigham Young University Library on 8 December 1997. Melinda South, a descendant of the creator of the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Melinda South.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Justin Willis Knapp papers
Rose Frank
18 March 2011
Description rules
Language of description
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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