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William Driver collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2338

Scope and Contents note

Collection contains a scrapbook and published diary by Driver. The scrapbook includes newspaper clippings covering Utah history during the 1880s and 1890s. The diary, entitled London to Salt Lake City in 1867 [i.e., 1866]: the Diary of William Driver, was edited by Frank Driver Reeve and was previously published by The New Mexico Historical Review in January 1942.


  • 1880-1899


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the William Driver collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

William Driver (1837-1921) was a pharmacy owner in Utah.

William Driver was the son of George Driver and Mary Killingworth. He was born May 3, 1837 in Bury St. Edmund, England. He married Charlotte Emblem Boulter and had eighteen children. He immigrated to Utah in 1866, and worked as a cashier for a pharmacy business and eventually started his own, Driver and Son, owning four business locations. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, and helped develop it. He also participated in civic affairs in Ogden. William died April 10, 1921.


1 oversize box (0.5 linear ft.)




One scrapbook and one book of a diary by William Driver.

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.

Custodial History note

Donated by Doyle Lamb in 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Doyle Lamb; 1989.

Appraisal note

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Processing Information note

Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 18 July 2007.

Register of the William Driver collection
H. Christine Swindler and Karen Glenn, student processors; John Murphy, curator
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