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Farr family temple work book and other material

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8089

Scope and Contents

Contains the family temple work book for the Winslow Farr family, information of the descendants of Winslow Farr, and three patriarchal blessings for members of the Farr family. The dates range from 1885-1905.


  • 1885-1905


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 Farr family temple work book and other material must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

The Farr family were Mormon pioneers who settled in Utah in 1850.

Winslow Farr Sr., the patriarch of the Farr family, was born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire on January 14, 1794 to Asahel Farr and Lydia Snow. He married Olive Hovey Freeman on December 5, 1816 in Hanover, Vermont. Olive Hovey Freeman was born June 23, 1799 in Lebanon, New Hampshire to Elijah Freeman and Olive Hovey.They were the parents of six children- John, Aaron Freeman, Lorin, Olive Hovey, Diantha, and Winsow Jr. He and his family arrived in Utah on December 27, 1850 in the Joseph Young company. He died on August 25, 1867 in Big Cottonwood, Utah. Olive Hovey Freeman Farr died on March 10, 1893 in Big Cottonwood, Utah. The Farr family settled in Ogden, Utah and other parts of Utah.


1 folder (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Left in original order.

Custodial History

Purchased from Craig H. Farr in 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Craig H. Farr; 2012.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

The Winslow Farr family temple book and related papers contains personal family records of a prominent Utah and LDS family.

Processing Information

Processed; Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.

Register of the Farr family temple work book and other material
Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
2012 September 5
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