Ernest Clark notebook

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Ernest Clark notebook

Dates: bulk 1923, 1905-1968

Notebook contains an autobiography of Ernest Clark, as well as notes from a sermon by Mary Lightner on Joseph Smith and a copy of a revelation on marriage by John Taylor. Clark's autobiography describes his early years in Utah, his family's life in Mexico and their expulsion from the country in 1912, his education, and his teaching career in Idaho and Wyoming. Contents date from between 1905 and 1968.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Clark, Ernest, 1888-1968
  • Call Number: MSS 7682
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are left in original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Ernest Clark notebook 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 7682; Ernest Clark notebook; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7682, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Lynn Pulsipher in October 2010.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Lynn Pulsipher; 2010.
Subject Terms
Clark, Ernest, 1888-1968; Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; Home and Family; Mormons--Mexico--History; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Autobiographies--Mormon authors; Speeches, addresses, etc., American
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2011.
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.) Illustrates the life of a Mormon schoolteacher in the early-to-mid 20th Century.
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Finding Aid Title
Clark (Ernest) notebook
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Ballif, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-09T04:07-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical history

Ernest Clark (1888-1968) was a teacher in Idaho and Wyoming.

Ernest Clark was born on October 12, 1888 in Freedom, Wyoming, to Arthur Benjamin and Helen Ross Clark. His family later moved to the Mormon colonies in Mexico, where he lived until the expulsion of the Mormons in 1912. He attended the Utah State Agricultural College, and after graduation settled in Idaho. He later moved to Afton, Wyoming, where he taught high school and seminary. He married Sylvia Ann Carling on May 27, 1914, but she died in 1916. Ernest married Esther Pratt on February 28, 1918, but she died in 1929. He married Cecilia Dursee in 1956. Ernest spent much of his life teaching school. He had four children and six step-children. Ernest died on July 19, 1968 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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