George and Sarah Russon Kirkham papers

George and Sarah Russon Kirkham papers

Dates: 1865-1929

Includes biographical and genalogical material about George Kirkham and his family, some excerpts from his journals (photocopies and typescripts) including his Latter-day Saint Church missionary journal while he was in England, 1888, drawings and poems by Kirkham, and correspondence, newspaper clippings and memorabilia from the scrapbook of Sarah Russon Kirkham pertaining to her husband, children and herself.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Kirkham, George, 1852-1923. -- Kirkham, Sarah R. (Sarah Russon), 1857-1929
  • Call Number: MSS 1487
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from George and Sarah Russon Kirkham papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1487; George and Sarah Russon Kirkham papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1487, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Leonard A. and Bessie LaVerne Kirkham Fillerup; 1975 and 1976.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--England; Kirkham, Avery J., 1894-1913; Kirkham, Bessie L., 1897-; Kirkham, Denzil W., 1900-1945; Kirkham, Lott R., 1884-1953; Kirkham, Mary Russon, 1855-1942; Kirkham, Maude L., 1888-1940; Kirkham, Oliver G., 1891-1948; Kirkham, Raymond L., 1902-; Kirkham, Thomas F., 1882-1958; Kirkham, William, 1876-1953; Russon family; Religion; Lehi (Utah)--History; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Polygamy; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Genre / Form
Biography; Genealogies; Letters; Poetry
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Kirkham (George and Sarah Russon) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Andrea Wyss
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:27-0600
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Biographical History

Mormon pioneer, builder, musician; and his second wife.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts