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Mark Lewis James Bingham Canyon glass negatives

Identifier: MSS 8861

Scope and Contents

A collection of glass negative plates made by Mark Lewis James of scenes from the mining town of Bingham Canyon, Utah and of James' family members and aquaintances, dated approximately 1900 to 1920. Also includes photographic prints of digital images of the negatives and digitized images.


  • approximately 1900-1920


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Mark Lewis James was born on October 26, 1871, to Mark and Harriet James in Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York. He owned the five and dime store in Bingham Canyon, Utah. He loved photography and would use the photographs he took to make postcards he could sell in his store. He died on July 29, 1944, in Bingham, Utah.


1 media box (0.5 linear ft.)

3 folders (0.03 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Plates made by Mark Lewis James. Donated by Fran and George Stokes in July 2015 and April 2016. James' plates of Bingham Canyon without people featured in their images were donated to the Utah Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Fran and George Stokes; July 2015 and April 2016.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Sydney Gee; April 2022.

Mark Lewis James Bingham Canyon glass negatives
In Progress
Sydney Gee
2022 April 28
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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