Justin Willis Knapp papers

Justin Willis Knapp papers

Dates: 1908-1910

The contents of this collection include: autobiographies, missionary record books, and a mission account book of Justin Willis Knapp. Alma Helaman Hale, Jr. Collection was donated by the same donor. She is a descendent of both of the men. Mabel F. Hale was the daughter of Alma Helaman Hale, Jr, who married Justin Willis Knapp. Autobiography of Justin Willis Knapp and Samuel Rich South; and Central States Mission.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Knapp, Justin Willis, 1886-1969. -- South, Melinda
  • Call Number: MSS 2085
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Collection consists of two series: Series 1 Justin Willis Knapp autobiographies and Series 2 Justin Willis Knapp mission papers.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Collection 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 2085; Justin Willis Knapp papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2085, LTPSC.
Custodial History
The collection was donated to the Brigham Young University Library on 8 December 1997. Melinda South, a descendant of the creator of the collection.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Melinda South.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2085.xml
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Central States Mission; Knapp, Justin Willis, 1886-1969; South, Samuel Rich, 1871-1949; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--Central States; Mormon missionaries--Central States; Rexburg (Idaho)
Genre / Form
Accounts; Autobiographies; Diaries
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Knapp (Justin Willis) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:29-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

Justin Willis Knapp was born on October 5, 1886 to Justin Abraham Knapp and Anna Eliza Lemmon in Richmond, Cache, Utah. Served a mission to the Central States, commencing in 1908. Married Mabel F. Hale on August 17, 1910 in Salt Lake Temple. They had nine children, though only seven lived to adulthood. Died June 15, 1969.

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