Mark Anthony Coombs journals

Mark Anthony Coombs journals

Dates: 1908-1910

There are two volumes of the Mark Anthony Coombs Journals. Volume 1: February 16, 1908 - July 14, 1909. 100 photocopied pages. Volume 2: July 15, 1909 - June 14, 1910. 56 photocopied pages. Coombs was living in Cardston, Alberta, when he wrote these journals. The journals discuss meetings of the Cardston Sunday School, ward conferences, and the travel to and from these meetings.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Coombs, Mark Anthony, 1868-1944
  • Call Number: MSS 3957
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • 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 the Mark Anthony Coombs journals 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 3957; Mark Anthony Coombs journals; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3957, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1991 by Henrietta Coombs Wolsey, a daughter of Mark Anthony Coombs.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Henrietta Coombs Wolsey; 1991.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Alberta--Cardston--History; Diaries; Material Types
Processing Information
Processsed; H. Christine Swindler; 5 June 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Coombs (Mark Anthony) journals
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by H. Christine Swindler 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

Mark Anthony Coombs was born on July 15, 1868, in Payson, Utah County, Utah. He married Henrietta McCune on March 5, 1890, in Manti, Sanpete County, Utah. He and Henrietta had eight children: Grace, Mark Vernon, Fanny Elizabeth, Morgan Scott, Alma, Henrietta Wolsey, and two other daughters (shown as still living in 2007). He passed away on June 6, 1944, in Nephi, Juab County, Utah.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts