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Elijah Allen Spooner photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 671

Scope and Contents

Contains copy prints, and corresponding negatives, of photographs of men. Dated approximately 1850-1900.


  • approximately 1850-1900


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Elijah Allen Spooner was a Massachusetts native who settled in Kansas in 1857. Spooner farmed and served as a probate judge and county clerk. Also prospector who participated in the California Gold Rush of 1849.


2 folders (0.02 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.

Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 1989.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Rosenstock Art; 1989.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

These items are part of the Photographs Archive.

Related Materials

The Poe in this collection is probably Andrew Jackson Poe, 1817-1902.

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton; September 2022. Updated finding aid for DACS compliance and accuracy. Rehoused photographs to plastic sleeves for preservation.

Register of Poe and Spooner photographs
Under Revision
Abe Austin
2012 March 19
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