Willard H. Farnes family papers

Willard H. Farnes family papers

Dates: 1806-1970

The collection contains three journals: 1. A 3 by 5 inch red book entitled Southern States Mission containing poetry, priesthood ordinance instructions, ideas and humor about teaching Baptists, addresses and a record of received funds. Writer of the journal is uncertain. 2) A 3.5 by 6 inch mission journal for Willard H. Farnes, January 8, 1902 – July 4, 1902. 3) A 4.5 by 7.5 burgundy book, covering Willard H. Farnes’ mission from July 5, 1902 to April 26, 1903. Includes a list of meeting locations and topics. There are family biographies for the following people: Christian Daniel Fjelsted (including photographs and articles from Church publications), John Burnside Farnes, Edith Farnes Budd, and Ebenezer Farnes (including his obituary). There is a typescript of a book written by Irene D. Paden, The Wake of the Prairie Schooner, 1943, about retracing the Mormon Pioneer Trail past Independence Rock, Devils Gate, Echo Canyon and other landmarks. Includes detailed descriptions of the landmarks and the history of pioneers who traveled. There are directions to Three Crossings, on the Sweetwater River in Wyoming. There is a paper called Sparkling Water about Ebenezer Farnes and other men settling in Soda Springs, Idaho, in 1870. This paper contains segments from Ebenezer Farnes’ journal. Other papers include: 1. A newspaper clipping of the Farnes Family Reunion, June 18, 1916. 2. The translation of Plubius Lentulus’ description of Jesus. 3. A land title of Salt Lake City property of Joseph Taylor, deceased. 4. Poem of Spanish-American War veteran. 5. Missionary blessing of Elder Willard Farnes, January 7, 1902. 6. Nine-page history of the life of Martha Elizabeth Ashworth Brian.

  • Extent: 3 folders (0.3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Farnes, Willard H.
  • Call Number: MSS 4100
  • 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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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Willard H. Farnes family 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 4100; Willard H. Farnes family papers; 19th-20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4100, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Barbara F. Nebeker in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Barbara F. Nebecker; 1987.
Related Material
F 593.P12 1944 Paden, Irene Dakin, 1888- The Wake of the Prairie Schooner. A typescript of this book is in the collection.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Denmark; Religion; Devil's Gate (Wyo.); Independence Rock (Wyo.); Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Soda Springs (Idaho)--History
Genre / Form
Diaries; Family histories
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 5 July 2007.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West (Collection development policy for 19th-20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Farnes (Willard H.) family papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:42-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Willard Henry Farnes was born 21 October 1877 in Logan, Cache, Utah to Ebenezer Farnes and Veta Josephine Fjeldsted. He married Barabara Hyslop Brown 28 September 1904 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died 23 July 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts