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John Marshall Guion and Hosea Foster Latham papers

John Marshall Guion and Hosea Foster Latham papers

Dates: 1798-1850

Miscellaneous papers and letters of John Marshall Guion and other family members, including H. Foster Latham. The family was located in and around the area of Seneca Falls, New York, 1820-1850. The collection includes correspondence between family members, receipts and account books, letters written in French, and other documents written by H. Foster Latham. Also included in the collection is a daguerreotype of seven unidentified people, possibly J. Marshall and Elizabeth Guion’s children.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Guion, John Marshall, 1801-1878. -- Latham, Hosea Foster, 1838-1882
  • Call Number: MSS 3945
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the John Marshall Guion and Hosea Foster Latham 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 3945; John Marshall Guion and Hosea Foster Latham papers; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3945, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Rick Grunder in 1992.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Rick Grunder; 1992.
Subject Terms
Episcopal Church; Hobart College--History; Correspondence; Material Types; Seneca Falls (N.Y.)
Processing Information
Processed; Meghan Mathews; 25 May 2007.
Appraisal Information
American West (Collection development policy of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Guion (John Marshall) and Hosea Foster Latham papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Meghan Mathews and Karen Glenn, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:37-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Reverend John Marshall Guion (1786-1878) was a rector of many parishes and a church.

Reverend John Marshall Guion was born about 1786 in Rye, Westchester County, New York. He graduated from Columbia College in 1826 and the General Theological Seminary in 1829 and later became rector of parishes in Saybrook, Meriden, and New Britain, Connecticut. He officiated on various occasions for the Chaplain of the United States Senate and in 1855 he became rector of Trinity Church in Seneca Falls, New York, where he remained until his death in 1878. J. Marshall Guion married Elizabeth Ives Wheaton on 15 May 1832 in Saybrook, Connecticut, and they had seven children.

Biographical History

Hosea Foster Latham was born 1 June 1838 to Ed Smith and Susan Foster Latham. He was a brother to Susan Imogene Latham, daughter-in-law to John Marshall Guion. He attended Hobart College in Geneva, New York. Foster Latham died 30 July 1882.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts