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Moses Franklin Farnsworth papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1678

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, record books, pension petitions, certificates, pamphlets, articles of incorporation, poems, blessings, poems, and miscellaneous items. The materials relate to Farnsworth's activities particulary in the Mormon Church. Included in the collection are letters from the fourth president of the Mormon Church, Willford Woodruff, patriarchal blessings, letters relating to Mormon polygamy, and a book recording the work done in the Manti Temple of the Mormon Church.


  • 1870-1900


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

Biographical History

Mormon genealogist, temple recorder, historian, and member of the Utah Militia. He died in 1906.


2 boxes (10 linear inches)

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid available in repository.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Moses Franklin Farnsworth papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 April 13
Description rules
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