James H. Buck papers

James H. Buck papers

Dates: 1886-1962

Contains a journal from Buck's mission to England, some books regarding his mission, postcards, photographs, a booklet of newspaper clippings, and documents stating ordination and draft registration. Materials date from between 1886 and 1962.

  • Extent: 1 oversize folder (0.8 linear ft.). -- 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Buck, James H. (James Henry), 1885-1953
  • Call Number: MSS 6941
  • 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 James H. Buck papers 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 6941; James H. Buck papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6941, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Jim Dearden in 2006.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Jim Dearden; 2006.
Subject Terms
Immigration and American Expansion; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Mormon Church--Missions--England; Mormon missionaries--England; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--England; Buck, James H. (James Henry), 1885-1953; Buck, James H. (James Henry), 1885-1953--Archives; Buck, William F. (William Foulds), 1856-1921
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Photographs; Diaries; Drafts (Documents); Letters; Postcards
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2009. Additional folder processed by Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013. Additional folder processed by Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2014.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Buck (James H.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-14 14:06:32 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

James H. Buck (1886-1953) was a train car inspector and Mormon missionary.

James Henry Buck was born January 31, 1886 in Nottingham, England to William Foulds Buck and Emma Emily Matilda Copeland. The family emigrated to the United States in 1885, settling in Wyoming. In 1907, Buck married Mary Emma Dawson. They had a son, but Mary died shortly thereafter. In 1913 he married Sarah Edith Cox, and together they had three children.

Buck worked as a coal miner and salesman before taking a job as a car inspector for the Union Pacific Railroad, where he worked for thirty-eight years. He also served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Great Britain from 1911 to 1914. Buck died November 6, 1953 in Ogden, Utah.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts