Lorymore Free legal and personal papers

Lorymore Free legal and personal papers

Dates: approximately 1925-1988

Includes mining papers, maps, legal documents, insurance materials, religious papers, personal papers, newsletters, certificates, financial papers, and miscellaneous materials. The materials relate to Free's work as a prospector and geologist with many mines as well as his work for Beneficial Life, an insurance company. The newsletters included are from one of the wards of the Church that Free resided in. Also includes Free's academic notebooks and workbooks from his education at Brigham Young University. Dated circa 1925-1988.

  • Extent: 5 cartons. -- 5 boxes. -- 1 oversize
  • Creator: Free, Lorymore
  • Call Number: MSS 6687 Series 2
  • 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 legal and personal 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
Mines and Mineral Resources--West (U.S.); Insurance--Utah; College students--Utah--Provo; Wards (Mormon Church)--Utah--Provo; Brigham Young University
Genre / Form
Certificates; Financial records; Legal documents; Newsletters
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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