Jane Foote Taylor and Stayner Richards papers

Jane Foote Taylor and Stayner Richards papers

Dates: 1903-1975

This collection consists of letters, papers, miscellaneous items, and a diary. Twenty-three of the letters were written by Stayner Richards and six were written by his wife, Jane Foote Taylor Richards, to their daughter Mae Fotheringham. They were written while Sayner was president of the British Mission. The materials are concerned with family, mission, and Mormon Church matters. They also describe the various places Stayner and Janes visited while in Great Britain. The papers and miscellaneous items cover the timeframe 1903 to 1975 and include Stayner's patriarchal blessing, references from Mormon Church leaders and friends, incoming letters, photocopied newsclippings relating to his death, some memorabilia, and family histories of both the Richards and Stayner families. Also included are materials relating to his wife. The diary was kept by Stayner while he served as a missionary in Great Britain from 1908-1910. He tells of his travels, missionary work, contacts with members, church meetings, and of the activities of the missionaries.

  • Extent: 98 items (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Richards, Jane Foote Taylor, 1883-1975. -- Richards, Stayner, 1885-1953
  • Call Number: MSS 1568
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from 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 1568; Papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS S1568, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Richards, Jane Foote Taylor, 1883-1975--Correspondence; Richards, Stayner, 1885-1953--Correspondence; Richards, Stayner, 1885-1953--Diaries; Great Britain--Description and travel--Sources; Material Types; Mormon Church; Mormon Church--Mission presidents; Mormon Church--Missions--Great Britain; Mormon missionaries--Great Britain
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Richards (Jane Foote Taylor and Stayner) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-12-29T13:21-0700
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Biographical History

Richards was a realtor and Mormon Church leader serving as the stake president of the Highland Stake, as mission president of the British Mission from 1949 to 1952, and as an assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts