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Richard N. Bush and Charles Clarence Bush photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 75

Scope and Contents

Collection includes photographs of people and places in Utah around the turn of the century. Locations depicted include Salt Lake City and Mercur, Utah, while many of the images include members of the Bush family. Also includes safety film copy negatives of some of the photographs. Dated approximately 1890-1929.


  • approximately 1890-1929


Conditions Governing Access

Photographs in folder 1 and oversize folder 2: Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice. Negatives in folder 3: Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 72 hours advance notice.

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

Richard N. Bush was born Richard Nelson Bush on August 2, 1850 in Farmington, Utah to Richard Bush and Maria Pettit Bush. He married Hannah Maria Green on October 31, 1870 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had ten children. Richard worked as a farmer throughout his life. He was also a constable and school trustee in Clover, Utah for more than thirty years. He died April 24, 1936 in Tooele, Utah.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Clarence Bush was born July 5, 1873 in Clover, Utah to Richard Nelson Bush and Hannah Maria Green. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1894 with a degree in recreation and social work. He married Martha M. Isgreen on December 18, 1896. He left immediately after to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Hawaiian islands. Upon his return, he founded the Hawaiian Missionary Society and the Hawaiian Troubadors. He also directed the Salt Lake Military Band and the Bush Novelty Band. He died March 7, 1959 in Tooele, Utah.


1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.)

2 folders (0.07 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials were donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections by Richard Bush in 1980.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Richard Bush; 1980.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

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

Register of Richard N. Bush and Charles Clarence Bush photographs
Under Revision
Rose Frank
2011 November 10
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