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Franklin Clark papers

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3274

Scope and Contents

Collection contains information about the personal life of Franklin Clark, and includes journals, letters, papers, genealogical records, and historical documents. Historical documents and letters cover the period from 1899 to 1901. Genealogical records are undated. Franklin Clark journals cover the period from 1899 to 1901. Photocopied Edward Watkin Clark journal covers the period from 1847 to 1903.


  • approximately 1899-1903


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

Biographical sketch

Franklin Clark was born in Provo, Utah, May 12, 1859. Clark worked in the Tintic mines and married Mary Elizabeth Nelson in 1882. They had five sons and one daughter. The Clark family lived in Santaquin for a few years and then moved to Spring Lake, where Clark worked as a farmer. On Dec. 3, 1899, at a LDS stake conference meeting, Franklin Clark was asked to serve a mission to the Southwestern States Mission. He was assigned to the North Texas conference, specifically the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, until Dec. 19, 1901. His wife died in 1928. Clark then married Patience Russell Clark, the widow of his brother, in 1937. Franklin Clark died of old age and cancer on Feb. 12, 1945 at the age of 85 in Provo, Utah.


5 folders (0.23 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Organized into five series: 1. Historical documents and letters, 1899-1901. 2. Genealogical records, undated. 3. Franklin Clark journals, 1899-1901. 4. Edward Watkin Clark journal, 1847-1903. 5. Bound transcription of Franklin Clark papers, 2005.

Custodial History

Donated by Jerrold J. Myrup in 2006.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jerrold J. Myrup; 2006.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Franklin Clark papers
Benjamin Sipes
2011 June 15
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