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Junius F. Wells correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3324

Scope and Contents

4 letters containing submissions of poetry and a short story to Junius F. Wells, editor of Contributor magazine, from Nephi Anderson (prominent LDS author), a J. F. Gibbs, an Annie Gardner, and a William Clegg, all dated between December 1887 and June 1888.


  • 1887-1888


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 the Junius F. Wells correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Boad of Curators.

Biographical History

Junius F. Wells (1854-1930) was the editor of The Contributor.

Junius F. Wells is the son of LDS Church leader Daniel H. Wells and Hannah Corrilla Free. He was the first head of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association, founding editor and publisher of The Contributor, author of eleven biographies, and chief organizer of the building of monuments to Joseph Smith and the Three Witnesses. He married Hannah Middleton Forbes in 1879 and they had two children. He served a mission to Great Britain in 1972-1874, and a second mission to New England and the Midwest. He was the associate editor of the Millenial Star. Wells died in 1930.

Biographical History

Nephi Anderson (1865-1923) was a prominent Latter-day Saint fiction writer.

Nephi Anderson was born in 1865. He was an LDS fiction writer who wrote ten novels, four books, forty articles and at least forty-eight short stories. He served missions to Norway (1892-93), Great Britain (1904-1906), and the Central United States (1909-1910). He died in 1923.


4 folders (0.04 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Submissions to Junius F. Wells, editor of Contributor magazine, from Nephi Anderson and others.


Submissions are arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

Collection was found unprocessed in manuscripts stacks in April 2013; provenance unknown, no case file available.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; April 2013.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

MSS 4015: Junius F. Wells letter to J.D. Wood, 1902.

MSS 72: Emmeline B. Wells centennial memorial exercises, 1928.


box 602

Processing Information

Processed; Amanda C. Crandall, manuscripts specialist; May 2013.

Register of Junius F. Wells correspondence
In Progress
Amanda C. Crandall, Manuscripts Specialist
2013 May 3
Description rules
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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