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Ferris and Lovejoy family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1505

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, legal documents, genealogy, memorabilia, poetry, and literary manuscripts of Warren Angus Ferris (1810-1873); his mother, Sarah Gray Ferris Lovejoy (1785-1964); stepfather, Joshua Lovejoy (1771-1824); brother-in-law, American painter Lars Gustaf Sellstedt; and other family members. Includes also papers and correspondence regarding W.A. Ferris and his work by Walter McCausland and Fred Rosenstock.


  • 1771-1964


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

Biographical History

Members of the Ferris and Lovejoy families. Warren Angus Ferris was a fur trapper and surveyor whose six-year account of life as a mountain man was published as "Life in the Rocky Mountains."


10 boxes (5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

See also the Ferris family photographs and negative (MSS P 408).

Separated Materials

The original 1836 hand-drawn map of the Northwest fur country by Warren A. Ferris was removed from this collection and cataloged separately in Vault-Folio under the call number 917.8 F41m 1836 (The original map of the Northwest fur country).

Register of Ferris and Lovejoy family papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 March 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