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William F. Buck papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7926

Scope and Contents

Contains receipts, bills, letters, a biography, and family history records of William F. Buck. The letters document family and personal life of the Buck families as well as the busineses that William F. Buck was involved with.


  • 1890-1970


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

Biographical History

Wiliam F. Buck (1856-1921) was a farmer in Wyoming.

William Foulds Buck was born February 11, 1856, to William and Mary Foulds Buck in Nottingham, England. During his childhood, he worked with his family knitting stockings on frames, and, on occasion, would work in the mines with some of his brothers to supplement the family income. On November 2, 1878, he married Emma Matilda Copeland. They had nine children. In 1880, Emma and William joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Because of the persecution they faced, they immigrated to Wyoming in 1885. While there, the family worked in the mines, but Emma and William, wanting a better life for their children, changed their occupation to farming. William died August 30, 1921, in Evanston, Wyoming.


3 folders (0.3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Materials left in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Jim Dearden in 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jim Dearden; 2011.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Documents business transactions in the Western United States.

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript procoessor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2011.

Register of the William F. Buck papers
Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
2011 August 15
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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