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Charles Bement and Alice Bement Fletcher correspondence

Charles Bement and Alice Bement Fletcher correspondence

Dates: 1869-1889

Twelve letters written between Charles and his half-sister Alice. Also contains one letter from Maria Josephine Hill Searle to Sarah Julia Hill Bement, Alice's mother. Most of the letters are written by Charles in Kanosh, Utah, and sent to Alice in Salt Lake. However, two of the letters were written by Charles while he was on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Illinois. The letters deal primarily with family and local matters. Some letters are fairly detailed regarding local news in the Kanosh area.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.) : (13 letters, 5 envelopes)
  • Creator: Bement, Alice Matilda, 1855-1929. -- Bement, Charles Henry. -- Bement, Sarah, 1830-1908. -- Searle, Maria Josephine Hill, 1840-1929
  • Call Number: MSS 3255
  • 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.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Charles Bement and Alice Bement Fletcher correspondence 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 3255; Charles Bement and Alice Bement Fletcher correspondence; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3255, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Jay Burrup; 2005.
Related Material
L. Tom Perry Special Collections also has the Bement family letters, 1849-1878 (Vault MSS 3146). This collection contains letters between Bingham Bement and Sarah Julia Hill Bement, as well as other Bement family members.
Subject Terms
Correspondence; Kanosh (Utah)--History; Material Types; Mormons--Utah--Correspondence
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Charles Bement and Alice Bement Fletcher correspondence
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Finding aid prepared by Amy Perez
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-25T04:21-0600
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Biogrpahical History

Alice Matilda Bement, born 5 January 1855, was a daughter of Sarah Julia Hill and Bingham Bement. Alice planned to marry William H. Fletcher, but he was killed on 10 September 1874 in a blasting accident in a quarry in Cottonwood Canyon. She was sealed to him two months after his death. She died in Salt Lake City on 5 July 1929. Charles Henry Bement, a son of Melissa Russell and Bingham Bement, was born 22 November 1847 in Mishawaka, New Hampshire, and died 20 February 1903 in Kanosh, Utah. He married Margaret Annie Prows (1869-1946) on 21 October 1885.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts