Life of Mildred Potter Bunnell

Life of Mildred Potter Bunnell

Dates: 1905-2001

Contains a copy of both Bunnell's diary and her father's journal (George Melbourne Potter) from 1905 to 1994. History details her birth, early years, her return to the United States, her life as a grandmother, her travels, and the passing of her husband. Also included is a short history of Bunnell's life after 1994 until she died in 2001. Contains her patriachal blessing. Photographs show Bunnell, family members, family house, scenes from Iran, and family reunions. Included are educational certificates and obituary. This work was transcribed by a granddaughter, Caro Tarullo.

  • Extent: 1 book (151 pages)
  • Creator: Bunnell, Mildred Potter, 1905-2001. -- Potter, George Melbourne, 1867-1933
  • Call Number: MSS 2526
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open without restriction.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Life of Mildred Potter Bunnell 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 2526; Life of Mildred Potter Bunnell; 20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2526, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Items were donated by Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Lichfield to the L. Tom Perry Specail Collections, Brigham Young University, in 2002.
Acquisition Information
Ernest W. & Oneta B. Lichfield, 938 S. 1100 E. (Hidden Hollow Drive) Springville, Utah 84663 Phone (801) 489-5115.
Subject Terms
Bunnell, Roy, 1901-1978; Iran--Description and travel; Mormon families--Idaho; Mormon families--Utah; Mormon women--Biography
Genre / Form
Memoirs; Photographs
Appraisal Information
LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.V, 2007).
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Bunnell (Mildred Potter) Life of
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Finding aid prepared by Lucy Brimhall
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-05T10:16-0600
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Biographical history

Bunnel was born and raised in Idaho. In 1929 she married LeRoy Bunnell with whom she had three children. In 1952, she and her husband were asked to spend five years in the Middle East, chiefly Iran, offering agricultural services to the government and the regional farmers. In her later years, Bunnel live in Utah, and she was an active member of the LDS Church throughout her life.

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