Emma Priscilla Evans Little papers

Emma Priscilla Evans Little papers

Dates: 1870-1941

Handwritten diaries, biographies, correspondence, and patriarchal blessings. Little kept her diaries off and on from 1901 to 1941. There are many gaps including one from 1901 to 1922. Little documents her life on a ranch near Kanab, Utah. She lived in Cedar City, Utah, starting in 1932. The correspondence is largely to and from family members most of which was written between 1875 and 1914. The biographies are for members of the Evans, Little, and Merriman families. Also included are patriarchal blessings of family members.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Little, Emma Priscilla Evans, 1856
  • Call Number: MSS 357
  • 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.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from 357 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 357; Emma Priscilla Evans Little papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 357, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Evans family; Little family; Little, Emma Priscilla Evans, 1856---Diaries; Merryman family; Cedar City (Utah)--History--Sources; Home and Family; Kanab (Utah)--History--Sources; Mormon women--Utah--Cedar City--History--Sources; Mormon women--Utah--Kanab--History--Sources; Mormons--Utah--Cedar City--History--Sources; Mormons--Utah--Kanab--History--Sources; Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church)--History; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Biography; Diaries; Letters
Appraisal Information
LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.V, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Little (Emma Priscilla Evans) papers
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Finding aid prepared by Andrea Wyss
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-10-10T10:07-0600
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Biographical History

Mormon woman, who lived most of her life in Kanab, Utah.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts