Harold F. Nufer collection of the Lorin Farr papers
Scope and Contents
The collection primarily consists of research materials (photocopies, manuscripts, etc.) compiled by the Winslow Farr Sr. Family Organization and Amy Oaks Long to write a biography of Lorin Farr. However, two original documents, including a ledger containing family biographical information, are also included.
- Farr, Lorin, 1820-1909 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public access.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Harold F. Nufer collection of the Lorin Farr papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Lorin Farr was born July 27, 1820 in Waterford, Vermont, to Winslow Sr. and Olive Hovey Freeman Farr. He was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was just 11 years old. On January 1, 1845, he married his first wife, Nancy Bailey Chase in Nauvoo, Illinois. After migrating to Utah, he served as the first mayor of Ogden in addition to serving as the first stake president when the Weber Stake was organized in 1851. In addition to his first wife, he had five other wives and a total of 36 children. Farr died of a heart attack January 12, 1909, and was buried in Ogden, Utah.
7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Addition to the Harold S. Nufer Collection of the Lorin Farr Papers, 1820-2007 includes four series: (1) Lorin Farr Original Documents, 1853-1864; (2) Research Books; (3) Miscellaneous Research Materials, 1881-2007; and (4) Printed Books, 1944-1985.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donation; Winslow Farr Sr. family organization; 2007.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of the Harold F. Nufer collection of the Lorin Farr papers
- Andrea Wyss
- 2011 April 20
- 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.