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Harold F. Nufer collection of the Lorin Farr papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4221

Scope and Contents

The collection primarily consists of research materials (photocopies, manuscripts, etc.) compiled by the Winslow Farr Sr. Family Organization and Amy Oaks Long to write a biography of Lorin Farr. However, two original documents, including a ledger containing family biographical information, are also included.


  • 1820-2007


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public access.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the 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 July 27, 1820 in Waterford, Vermont, to Winslow Sr. and Olive Hovey Freeman Farr. He was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was just 11 years old. On January 1, 1845, he married his first wife, Nancy Bailey Chase in Nauvoo, Illinois. After migrating to Utah, he served as the first mayor of Ogden in addition to serving as the first stake president when the Weber Stake was organized in 1851. In addition to his first wife, he had five other wives and a total of 36 children. Farr died of a heart attack January 12, 1909, and was buried in Ogden, Utah.


7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Addition to the Harold S. Nufer Collection of the Lorin Farr Papers, 1820-2007 includes four series: (1) Lorin Farr Original Documents, 1853-1864; (2) Research Books; (3) Miscellaneous Research Materials, 1881-2007; and (4) Printed Books, 1944-1985.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Winslow Farr Sr. family organization; 2007.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

See also MSS 1464, MSS SC 34, and MSS 2952. These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of the Harold F. Nufer collection of the Lorin Farr papers
Andrea Wyss
2011 April 20
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