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Harold F. Nufer collection of the Lorin Farr papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2952

Scope and Contents

Harold F. Nufer collection of the Lorin Farr papers, 1820-1906, includes 6 archival series. Notable items include a Nauvoo land deed signed by Joseph Smith, Lorin Farr's journal recounting the exodus from Nauvoo, and letters from the First Presidency of the LDS Church. Series 1: Journals and Notebooks, 1834-1904 -- Series 2: Correspondence, 1820-1906 -- Series 3: Church Documents, 1844-1903 -- Series 4: Political and Business Documents, 1844-1870 -- Series 5: Newspapers and Articles, 1842-1905 -- Series 6: Miscellaneous Items, 1896.


  • 1820-1906


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 Harold F. Nufer collection of the Lorin Farr papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Lorin Farr was born in 1820 in Waterford, Vermont, to Winslow Farr Sr. and Olive Hovey Freeman Farr. He was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when 11 and married Nancy Bailey Chase in 1845 in Nauvoo, Illinois. After migrating to Utah, he served as Mayor of Ogden and President of the Weber Stake. He married 5 other women and had 36 children. Farr died in 1909 from a heart attack.


2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)

Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 2004.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 2004.


19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Archives.

Register of Harold F. Nufer collection of the Lorin Farr papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 April 11
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