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Joseph W. Booth newspaper clippings and handkerchief

 Collection — oversize-folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8603

Content Description

Materials include newspaper clippings related to Joseph W. Booth and other members of the Booth family, and a handkerchief sent from Joseph W. Booth while in Armenia to Elise Adams in Provo, Utah. Includes the envelope it was sent in. Dated 1928-1933.


  • 1928-1933


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 Joseph W. Booth newspaper clippings and handkerchief must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Joseph W. Booth (1866-1928) was a Mormon missionary and mission president in the Turkish Mission.

Joseph W. Booth was born 14 August 1866 in Alpine, Utah. He was the son of Richard T. Booth and Elsie Edge, and was the ninth of ten children. At the age of 21 he attended Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah, and graduated nine years later in 1896, with a major in pedagogy. He married Mary Rebbecca "Reba" Moyle in 1890, at the Logan Utah Temple. He served his first mission in the Turkey mission which included Turkey, Syria, Armenia, and other countries in the Middle East from 1898 to 1902, returning in 1903 with his wife, and from 1904 to 1909 he he served as the mission president in Turkey. He was called again to be mission president in Turkey in 1921, with his wife joining him in 1924. Joseph Wilford Booth died on December 5, 1928, in Aleppo, Syria, while still serving as mission president. A monument was dedicated in 1933 by President John A. Widtsoe of the first presidency of the LDS church in Armenia.


1 oversize folder (0.01 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated by Fern Larson in 2004.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Fern Larson; 2004.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013).

Processing Information

Processed; Nate Burroughs, intern manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2014.

Register Joseph W. Booth newspaper clippings and handkerchief
Nate Burroughs
2014 October 21
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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