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Calder family papers

Identifier: MSS 9249

Scope and Contents

Contains physical and digital copies of scrapbooks, photographs, ephemera, and family histories of Edgar Hague Calder and two generations of his ancestors, including his grandfather, David O. Calder, and Edgar's wife, Melba Vance Calder, and two generations of her ancestors. Also includes various books, such as an autograph book, pocketbooks, and photograph books. Dated approximately 1850 to 2005.


  • approximately 1850-2005


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 History

The Calder family were residents of Utah. David O. Calder was born in 1823 in Scotland and immigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah. David O. Calder’s first wife Annie Rogers Mackay was born on September 23, 1837, in Kirkmichael Isle of Man. They were married on April 6, 1854, in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. Together, Mackay and Calder had four daughters: Annie Isabella Calder, Alice M. Calder, Ida Georgina M. Calder, and Georgina Mackay Calder. Three years after his marriage to Annie Rogers Mackay, Calder married Ann Hammer on March 5, 1857. Hammer was born in Tottington, Lancashire, England on December 10, 1839. Together, Hammer and Calder had thirteen children equaling five sons and eight daughters. Their names were David George Calder, Ella Calder, Margaret Swanson H. Calder, Mary Ann Calder, Daniel Hammer Calder, Samuel Hammer Calder, William Hammer Calder, Joseph Hammer Calder, Henrietta Calder, Clara Hammer Calder, Elsie Hammer Calder, Annie Hammer Calder, and Agnes Calder. David O. Calder’s first wife Annie Rogers Mackay passed away in 1906, and his second wife, Ann Hammer, died in 1902. David passed away in 1884.


6 boxes (6 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Collection is arranged in four series: 1. Calder family scrapbooks, approximately 1850-2005. 2. Calder family books, 1873-1974. 3. Calder family photographs, approximately 1860-1934. 4. Calder family digital files, 1850-2005.

Custodial History

Donated by Val Hubbard, grandson of Edgar Hague Calder, in 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Val Hubbard; December 2018.


Utah and Western and LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection and developmental policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).

Related Materials

See also David O. Calder papers (Vault MSS 53)

Processing Information

Processed; Myles Larsen; 2019.

Register of Calder family papers
Myles Larsen
2019 November 20
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