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Weatherford T. Clayton collection of family letters

Weatherford T. Clayton collection of family letters

Dates: 1838-1976

Contains letters between immediate and extended family members which come from various states including Texas, Washington, New York, and New Jersey. A majority of the letters are between husband, William D. Craig, and wife, Bessie Graham Craig. The letters date before, during, and after the American Civil War. For the most part, the letters discuss every day proceedings of the lives of family and friends. Dated circa 1838-1976.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.). -- 2 folders (0.3 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Clayton, Weatherford T., 1952
  • Call Number: MSS 7809
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th 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.
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 Weatherford T. Clayton collection of family letters 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 7809; Weatherford T. Clayton collection of family letters; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7809, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Weatherford T. Clayton and Elizabeth Touchstone Clayton in 2011 and 2014.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Weatherford T. Clayton and Elizabeth Touchstone Clayton; 2011 and 2014.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Home and Family; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Families--United States; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Clayton, Weatherford T., 1952-
Genre / Form
Letters
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif and Courtney Dickson, student manuscript processors, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2011. Addition processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012. Addition processed; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.
Appraisal Information
The collection contains illustrated family life during the late 1800s and 1900s mainly in the states of Washington and Texas. Also, copies of letters and photographs, and their transcriptions, along with a DVD of all the copies. The collection is dated 1838-1976.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS7809
Finding Aid Title
Clayton (Weatherford T.) collection of family letters
Finding Aid Author
Courtney Dickson and Elizabeth Ballif, student processors, John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-09-17 13:18:06 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical history

Weatherford T. Clayton (born 1952) collected his family letters.

Weatherford Touchstone Clayton was born in 1952. He collected his family letters and currently lives in California.



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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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