Ebenezer Beesley papers

Ebenezer Beesley papers

Dates: 1863-1950

Mormon hymn books, musical scores, newspaper clippings, a short autobiography, a biography, and letters. Also included is a photostat copy of a handwritten list of passangers on the William Tapscott in 1859. The Mormons on the ship later formed the George Rowley handcart company which emigrated to Utah in 1859. Also included is a diary by an unnamed person describing the journey to Utah with the Rowley company. Since Beesley was known to be a member of the company, the diary is probably his. Beesley settled first in Tooele and later in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (10 linear inches)
  • Creator: Beesley, Ebenezer, 1840-1906
  • Call Number: MSS 1745
  • 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 1745; Papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1745, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
William Tapscott (Ship)--History--Sources; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Mormon handcart companies; Mormons--Utah--Salt Lake City--History--Sources; Mormons--Utah--Tooele--History--Sources; Music; Musicians--Utah--History--Sources; Rowley Handcart Company--History--Sources; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History--Sources; Tooele (Utah)--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Biography; Diaries; Letters; Newspapers; Scores
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).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Beesley (Ebenezer) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Andrea Wyss
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-02-07T09:25-0700
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Utah pioneer musician.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts