Moses Franklin Farnsworth papers

Moses Franklin Farnsworth papers

Dates: 1870-1900

Correspondence, record books, pension petitions, certificates, pamphlets, articles of incorporation, poems, blessings, poems, and miscellaneous items. The materials relate to Farnsworth's activities particulary in the Mormon Church. Included in the collection are letters from the fourth president of the Mormon Church, Willford Woodruff, patriarchal blessings, letters relating to Mormon polygamy, and a book recording the work done in the Manti Temple of the Mormon Church.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (10 linear inches)
  • Creator: Farnsworth, Moses Franklin, b. 1834. -- Woodruff, Wilford, 1807-1898
  • Call Number: MSS 1678
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • 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 1678; Papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1678, LTPSC.
Other Finding Aids
Finding aid available in repository.
Subject Terms
Farnsworth, Moses Franklin, b. 1834; Manti Temple (Manti, Utah)--History--Sources; Utah. Militia--History--Sources; Correspondence; Manti (Utah)--History--Sources; Material Types; Mormon Church--Mission presidents; Mormons--Correspondence; Mormons--Genealogy; Mormons--Utah--Manti--History--Sources; Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church)--History--Sources; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History--Sources
Genre / Form
American poetry--19th century; Articles of incorporation; Certificates; Letters; Pamphlets; Petitions
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Farnsworth (Moses Franklin) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-01-20T14:23-0700
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Biographical History

Mormon genealogist, temple recorder, historian, and member of the Utah Militia. He died in 1906.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts