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Joseph E. Booth papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2284

Scope and Contents

Collection contains the letters, diaries, and ledger books of Joseph Edgar Booth and family between the years 1859-1949. The collection contains material on the British Mission between the years 1894-1896; correspondence to family and friends of the Booth family; early Orem, Utah history (then called the Provo Bench) farm sales, expenses, and etc. of Joseph Edgar Booth; and a record of cases before Joseph Edgar Booth, Justice of the Peace of the town of Orem during the years 1928-1929, 1936-1937.


  • 1859-1949


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 Joseph E. Booth papers; Collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Joseph Edgar Booth, son of Edwin and Ann Maria Mosley Booth, born on January 11, 1871 in Nephi, Utah. Labored in the British Mission from 1894-1896. Married Charlotte Ann Bird in 1898. Fruit farmer in Orem, Utah (then called the Provo Bench) from 1903 until his death. He died June 24, 1943.


2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Detailed item level guide to the collection is available (6 pp.)

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

All items have remained with the Booth family and descendants until donating them to the BYU Library on 19 December 2000.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 19 December 2000; Jean M. Larsen.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Joseph E. Booth papers
Megan Furcini
2011 March 4
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