Benjamin Cluff, Jr. letter

Benjamin Cluff, Jr. letter

Dates: 1902

Letter from Benjamin Cluff, Jr. to John M. Cannon, concerning the selling of Cluff's interest in the Giles mine, 1902.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cluff, Benjamin, Jr., 1858-1948
  • Call Number: MSS 6070
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6070; Benjamin Cluff, Jr. letter; 19th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6070, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Peter Crawley in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Peter Crawley; 1987.
Separated Material
Separated from other materials purchased from Peter Crawley in 1987.
Subject Terms
Cannon, John M.; Cluff, Benjamin, Jr., 1858-1948--Correspondence; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Mines and mineral resources--Utah
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Processing Information
Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Cluff (Benjamin Jr.) letter
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Benjamin Cluff, Jr. (1858-1948) succeeded Karl G. Maeser as the principal of Brigham Young Academy.

Benjamin Cluff, Jr. was born on February 7, 1858 in Provo, Utah to Benjamin Cluff and Mary Ellen Foster. He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Michigan and served on a mission to Hawaii. In 1892, he succeeded Karl G. Maeser as the principal of Brigham Young Academy. In 1896, he was instrumental in partnering with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in sponsoring Brigham Young Academy. Under his reign, Brigham Young Academy became Brigham Young University. Cluff made many changes during his tenure at Brigham Young University, which included changing the class time from half an hour to an hour, adopting blue and white as the school colors, helping to encourage to first school newspaper, starting summer school, awarding the first student loans, creating the Alumni Association, and entering the univeristy into an intercollegiate sports system. Cluff retired in 1903. He died in Redondo, California on June 14, 1948.

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