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The sixteenth child

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7748

Scope and Contents

Contains the manuscript of The sixteenth child, a book written by Phil T. O'Brien about his mother, Nell. The story illustrates the challenges and experiences she had during her life as the sixteenth child out of seventeen.


  • 2004


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

Biographical history

Phil T. O'Brien began working as a police officer in 1960 in Fullerton, California. In 1980, he opened a gym in Oregon. He later returned to police work. He has written two books.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Materials are left in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Phil T. O'Brien in 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Phil T. O'Brien; 2011.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Tells of Mormon life for a child in the early 20th century.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2011.

Register of The sixteenth child
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
2011 June 6
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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