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Sidney J. and Ernest A. Ottley scrapbooks

Identifier: MSS 3734

Scope and Contents

Contains five albums. The first three albums include photographs, postcards, booklets, and newspaper clippings, relating to Sidney James Ottley's mission to New Zealand from 1912-1914. The fourth album includes family photographs, announcements of weddings, deaths, and anniversaries, as well as greeting cards. The fifth album belongs to Ernest A. Ottley and covers his life in Millard County, Utah to his missionary service in New Zealand.


  • 1878-1983


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public access. Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Sidney J. and Ernest A. Ottley scrapbooks must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Sidney J. Ottley (1890-1982) was a Mormon businessman in Utah.

Sidney James Ottley was born on September 2, 1890 in South Cottonwood, Utah to Edward and Thirza Ottley. He served as a missionary in New Zealand from 1912 to 1916, and later returned as a mission president in 1951. Ottley died in 1982 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Biographical History

Ernest A. Ottley (1888-1968) was a Mormon carpenter in Utah.

Ernest Arthur Ottley was born was in Salt Lake City, Utah to Edward and Thirza Ottley in 1888. In 1919 he was called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Zealand. After his return he worked as a carpenter in Salt Lake County. He died in Midvale, Utah on April 10, 1968.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These items were transferred from manuscript collection MSS SC 2761 in 1995.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer; Lael Pedersen; 1995.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

These materials are part of the Photographic Archives.

Register of Sidney J. and Ernest A. scrapbooks
Abe Austin
2012 April 2
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