Lucy H. Flake letter

Lucy H. Flake letter

Dates: 1883

A letter from Lucy H. Flake (writing from Snowflake, Arizona) to her brother, William Henry White, March 4, 1883. She writes that her family has been spared so far from the smallpox epidemic (she was vaccinated the day before writing this letter). Her mother has just cut her visit short to go to the Temple. She is happy to share her Latter-day Saint religion with inquiring outsiders. 4 pages.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Flake, Lucy H. (Lucy Hannah), 1842-1900
  • Call Number: MSS 4114
  • 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 Lucy H. Flake letter 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 4114; Lucy H. Flake letter; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4114, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Chad Flake in 1991.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Chad Flake; 1991.
Related Material
MSS 3894 Flake, John Taylor, 1882-1973, John T. Flake Mission Journals, 1907-1910. [Her son’s journals.] BX 8608 .A1a no.2735 Excerpts from the diary of Lucy Hannah White Flake BX 8670.07 .F598d Diary of Lucy Hannah White Flake BX 8670.07 .F598c 1973 To the last frontier; autobiography of Lucy Hannah White Flake MSS SC 13 Flake, Lucy Hannah White, 1842-1900. Journals, 1894-1899.
Subject Terms
Correspondence; Frontier and pioneer life; Material Types; Mormons--Colonization--Arizona; Snowflake (Ariz.)--History
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 10 July 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Flake (Lucy H.) letter
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 2010-10-07T15:45-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Lucy Hanna White Flake (1842-1900) married William Jordan Flake in 1932. They had thirteen children together.

Lucy Hannah White (later Flake) was born on August 23, 1842, in Walnut Grove, Knox, Illinois. Her parents were Samuel David White and Mary Hannah Burton. She married William Jordan Flake (1839-1932) on December 30, 1858, in Cedar City, Iron County, Utah. She passed away on January 27, 1900, in Snowflake, Navajo County, Arizona. Her children were James Madison (1859-1946), William Melvin (1861-1861)*, Charles Love (1862-1892), Samuel Orson (1864-1864), Mary Agnes (1866-1909), Osmer Dennis (1868-1958), Lucy Jane (1870-1952), Wilford Jordan (1871-1871)**, George Burton (1875-1878), Roberta (1877-1981), Joel White (1880-1977), John Taylor (1882-1973), and Melissa (1886-1886).

* Some of these children whose birth and death years are the same lived for a few months.

**Another Wilford Jordan is shown same birth and death dates, only in 1872 instead of 1871.

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