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Muriel Joy Bradbury Fearnley journals and scrapbook

Muriel Joy Bradbury Fearnley journals and scrapbook

Dates: 1976-1991

Muriel Joy Bradbury Fearnley writes her autobiography in journals and scrapbook form. The collection includes six (6) journals/scrapbooks written over a fifteen (15) year period from 1976 to 1991. She gives details of her early life in England, baptism into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, information about family and friends, their move to the United States, naturalization, and life in Utah. Also included is a photocopy of volume II.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Fearnley, Muriel Joy Bradbury, 1903-1998
  • Call Number: MSS 6008
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th 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 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 Muriel Joy Bradbury Fearnley journals and scrapbook 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 6008; Muriel Joy Bradbury Fearnley journals and scrapbook; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6008, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Lawrence Fearnley, son of Muriel Joy Bradbury Fearnley, in 2007.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Lawrence Fearnley; 2007.
Other Finding Aids
A more extensive finding aid can be obtained from the curators in Special Collections.
Subject Terms
Fearnley, Muriel Joy Bradbury, 1903-1998--Biography; Diaries; Material Types
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Scrapbooks
Processing Information
Processed; GlendaLynn Ainsworth; 4 June 2009.
Appraisal Information
LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy II.V, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Fearnley (Muriel Joy Bradbury) journals and scrapbook
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-25T04:00-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Muriel Joy Bradley Fearnley (1903-1998) wrote an autobiography detailing her life and immigration the the United States.

Muriel Joy Bradley Fearnley was born 30 Mar 1903 (according to the birth certificate in her first journal) in Bradford, Yorkshire, England to Fred and Florence Edith Herdman Bradbury. She was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 30 August 1913 by Elder Jedediah McKay.

Muriel Fearnley began writing her autobiography in journal/scrapbook form in 1976 at the age of 73. She gives details of her early life in England, family and friends and her subsequent move, naturalization, and life in Utah. Muriel Joy Bradley married George H. Fearnley 28 October 1931 in the Bierly Parish Church in England. They had two children, Lawrence and Diana Joy Fearnley. She immigrated to the United States in 1954 and became a naturalized citizen in 1968. Muriel Fearnley died 1 April 1998 in Provo, Utah.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts