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Robert Ellison Western photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 115

Scope and Contents

Collection includes two hundred and thirty photographs, including oversize images, one tintype, and a Brady photograph, with images of the oil industry and oil fields, landscapes of the West, G. A. Custer, and Ellison family and friends; stereographs of Indian wars, Wyoming; various western personalities and places; and postcards. Also includes four photographs and a postcard of Edward Copely and family. Also a picture of the printing shop at the "Old Nez Pierce Mission", and a postcard of the Presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


  • approximately 1880-1949


Conditions Governing Access

Box 10 Condition restricted; permission to use items must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Robert Ellison Western photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Spurrier Ellison (1875-1947) was a prominent Colorado lawyer, businessman, politician, historian and author.


1 oversize box

10 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Fred Rosenstock.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Edward Copely family.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

See also the Robert Ellison papers (MSS 782)and the Copely family papers (MSS SC 168).

Register of Robert Ellison Western photographs
Rose Frank
2011 November 23
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