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John Haslem Clark life histories

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3198

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection describes the events of John Haslem Clark's life in his own words. He recalls his experience of traveling across the plains and settling in early Salt Lake City and Manti, and includes stories of encounters with Indians and the challenges of creating a life in newly-settled Utah. Also includes the genealogy of relatives and descendants of John Haslem Clark, Senior, John Haslem Clark's father.


  • 1920-1933


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 John Haslem Clark life histories must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Mormon pioneer John Haslem Clark was born in Iowa in 1842. He traveled across the plains to Salt Lake with his family and later moved to Manti where he met his wife, Therissa Emerita Cox, and lived there until he died in 1929. THerissa Clark was born 1849 in Iowa and moved with her family to Manti. There she lived the remainder of her life.


1 folder (141 p.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Found in the stacks. Marcia Tuttle Carpenter, 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Marcia Tuttle Carpenter; 1987.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of John Haslem Clark life histories
Rose Frank
28 February 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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