Life history of William Lester Platt

Life history of William Lester Platt

Dates: 1990

A history of William Lester Platt, based on the reminiscences of his children, written in 1990.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Platt (Family : Platt, William Lester, 1885-1949)
  • Call Number: MSS 6144
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th 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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37 pages.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6144; Life history of William Lester Platt; 20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6144, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Roxanne Platt in 1990.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Roxanne Platt; 1990.
Subject Terms
Platt family; Platt, William Lester, 1885-1949; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Home and Family; Mormons--Arizona--Apache County--Biography; Mormons--Arizona--Apache County--History; Ranching; Social Life and Customs
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Processing Information
Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Appraisal Information
20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana because of Platt's residence in the west and his work as a western rancher and involvement in government.
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Finding Aid Title
Life history of William Lester Platt
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melissa Cowles, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-12-06T16:36-0700
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Biographical History

The Platts were a Mormon family in Arizona. The family is descended through William Lester Platt (1885-1949) and Iris Hamblin Platt (1881-1945). William Platt worked as a cattle inspector, deputy sheriff, and county assessor in Apache County. Together they had six children: Lydia Cecilia, William Lester Jr., Lorene, Vernon Henry, Joyce, and Sheldon Hamblin.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts