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Elwood P. Bonney correspondence

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6880

Scope and Contents note

A collection of letters, newspaper clippings, and receipts addressed to Elwood P. Bonney. The letters include personal correspondence and correspondence regarding purchases of books, and the newspaper clippings were typically on the subject of historical monuments or historic sites.


  • 1927-1967


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 Elwood P. Bonney correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Elwood Payne Bonney was born 16 August 1897 in Pennsylvania. On 28 April 1934, he married Dora Myrtle King. The couple had three daughters. Because of his work as an amateur historian, Elwood P. Bonney is credited with the preservation of William Henry Jackson's work. He died 11 July 1986.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



A collection of letters, newspaper clippings, and receipts addressed to Elwood P. Bonney.

Custodial History note

Purchased from Ernest Strack in 1987 as part of the purchase of Bonney's book collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased; Ernest Strack; 1987.

Appraisal note

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social and religious history 5.VII (Collection development policy for 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor.

Register of Elwood P. Bonney correspondence
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
13 May 2009
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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