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Autobiography of Wesley C. Carter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9179

Scope and Contents

Contains an autobiography of the life of Wesley C. Carter. Includes information about his personal and professional activities. Includes personal stories from his childhood, adolescent, and adult life, notes positions held in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and discusses the work he completed while serving his building missions in the British Isles and the Southern United States. Dated approximately 1993.


  • approximately 1993


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 Autobiography of Wesley Carol Carter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.0

Biographical History

Mary Hall Carter (1920-2009) was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who, with her family, served as a church building missionary.

Mary Hall Carter was born on August 2, 1920 in Springville, Utah to J. Laning and Caroline Ferguson Hall. She married Wesley Carol Carter on October 16, 1940 in the Salt Lake Temple and together they had five children. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held several positions within the church. She served in building missions with her husband in the British Isles and in the Southern United States. She passed away on April 17, 2009 in Orem, Utah.

Biographical History

Wesley Carol Carter (1917-1995) was a general contractor who directed the construction of chapels for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Wesley Carol Carter was born on December 25, 1917 in Eureka, Utah, to Edward Furlsbury and Annie Blake Carter. He married Mary Hall on October 16, 1940, and they had five children together. He was contracted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to build and remodel chapels in Utah. He went on to serve a building mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the British Isles from 1960 to 1963, and directed the building missionary program in the South until 1965. Wesley Carol Carter passed away on April 3, 1995.


1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated by David and Marilyn Cassidy, daughter and son-in-law of Wesley Carol Carter, in 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; David and Marilyn Cassidy; August 2018.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, II, B, 5, IV, 2016).


The title of this collection was taken from the top of the document.

Processing Information

Processed; Chelsea McNeil, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2018.

Resister of Autobiography of Wesley C. Carter
Chelsea McNeil
2018 December 18
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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