George W. Tripp research collection

George W. Tripp research collection

Dates: 1823-1994

George W. Tripp’s Research Bulletin contains the following: 1) Pioneer histories of Tooele settlers. 2) Brigham Young University General Catalogs (1992-1993 and 1993-1994). 3) A biography, with pictures and correspondence, of Wilford J. Winch (1884-1968). 4) Eight volumes of Early Tooele: A Documented Chronology, covering the years 1849-1890. Index and research notes. 5) A biography, with researched related articles and correspondence, of John Rowberry (1823-1884). The biographies in this collection are packed with entertaining stories. For example, John Rowberry was a judge in Tooele, Utah. A man who had committed a minor infraction of the law was sentenced to cut and deliver wood for a widow. The man fell in love with the widow and married her, with Judge Rowberry officiating (he was both bishop and judge at the time).

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.). -- 1 carton (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Tripp, George W.
  • Call Number: MSS 4154
  • 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 George W. Tripp research collection 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 4154; George W. Tripp research collection; 19th-20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4154, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by George W. Tripp in 1995.
Acquisition Information
Donated; George W. Tripp; 1995.
Subject Terms
Colleges and Universities; Education; Tooele (Utah)--History
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 18 July 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS scholarship (Collection development policy of 19th-20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Tripp (George W.) research collection
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 2010-10-07T15:45-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

George W. Tripp collected research on early pioneers of Tooele, Utah.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts