Lorymore Free business papers

Lorymore Free business papers

Dates: approximately 1939-1993

Includes mining claims, reports, lease agreements, legal papers, proposals, correspondence, photographs, news articles, and maps. Most of these materials are directly related to Free's professional work as a geologist and a prospector as he worked with various mines in the western United States. Dated approximately 1939-1993.

  • Extent: 5 oversize boxes. -- 6 cartons
  • Creator: Free, Lorymore
  • Call Number: MSS 6687 Series 1
  • 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: Donor restricted until 2032; permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Lorymore Free papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Lorymore Free business papers; MSS 6687; Lorymore Free papers; 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/
Subject Terms
Coal mines and mining--West (U.S.)--History; Mining claims--West (U.S.)
Genre / Form
Maps; Reports; Leases; Proposals; Letters; Photographs; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS6687
Finding Aid Title
Free (Lorymore) papers
Finding Aid Author
Melissa Cowles, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-10-15 15:16:16 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Lorymore Free (1916-2006) was a prospector and geologist in Nevada and Utah.

Lorymore Free was born August 11, 1916, in Newhouse, Utah, to Wenlock Ammon and Rachel Dibley Wheeler Free. He was raised in Leadore, Idaho, and Pioche and Panaca, Nevada. He served in the Western States Mission and when he returned, married his high school sweetheart, Myrtle Joy Wadsworth, in the St. George Temple in 1940. He worked as a geologist and prospector, particularly in the mountains and valleys in Nevada and Utah. He also worked as a rancher and businessman and worked for Beneficial Life as an agent and manager. He was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served two missions with his wife, worked in the Provo Temple for many years, and served as the bishop of the Pleasant View 1st Ward. He died March 25, 2006.



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