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Harold F. Nufer collection of the Lorin Farr papers

Harold F. Nufer collection of the Lorin Farr papers

Dates: 1820-2007

The collection primarily consists of research materials (photocopies, manuscripts, etc.) compiled by the Winslow Farr Sr. Family Organization and Amy Oaks Long to write a biography of Lorin Farr. However, two original documents, including a ledger containing family biographical information, are also included.

  • Extent: 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Farr, Lorin, 1820-1909
  • Call Number: MSS 4221
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public access.
Languages and Scripts
Addition to the Harold S. Nufer Collection of the Lorin Farr Papers, 1820-2007 includes four series: (1) Lorin Farr Original Documents, 1853-1864; (2) Research Books; (3) Miscellaneous Research Materials, 1881-2007; and (4) Printed Books, 1944-1985.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Harold F. Nufer collection of the Lorin Farr 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 4221; Harold F. Nufer collection of the Lorin Farr papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4221, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donation; Winslow Farr Sr. family organization; 2007.
Related Material
See also MSS 1464, MSS SC 34, and MSS 2952. These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. European Mission--History; Farr family; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormon families--History; Mormon pioneers; Mormons--Utah--Ogden--History; Nauvoo (Ill.); Ogden (Utah); Pioneers; Salt Lake City (Utah)
Genre / Form
Diaries; Letters
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Harold F. Nufer collection of the Lorin Farr papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Andrea Wyss
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-23T04:22-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Lorin Farr was born July 27, 1820 in Waterford, Vermont, to Winslow Sr. and Olive Hovey Freeman Farr. He was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was just 11 years old. On January 1, 1845, he married his first wife, Nancy Bailey Chase in Nauvoo, Illinois. After migrating to Utah, he served as the first mayor of Ogden in addition to serving as the first stake president when the Weber Stake was organized in 1851. In addition to his first wife, he had five other wives and a total of 36 children. Farr died of a heart attack January 12, 1909, and was buried in Ogden, Utah.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts