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Jacqueline Aitken-Genia collection of Wells family papers

Jacqueline Aitken-Genia collection of Wells family papers

Dates: 1847-1913

Contains the papers of the Henry Noble and Maria Elizabeth Wells family, including photographs, "daybooks" or journals, photographs, a Polygott Bible, documents relating to the executions of the wills of both Henry and Maria, and other miscellaneous documents. Materials dated 1847-1913.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.). -- 4 oversize folders (0.12 linear ft.). -- 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Aitken-Genia, Jacqueline, 1956. -- Wells family
  • Call Number: MSS 7957
  • 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 Jacqueline Aitken-Genia collection of Wells family 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 7957; Jacqueline Aitken-Genia collection of Wells family papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7957, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Jacqueline Aitken-Genia in 2010.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Jacqueline Aitken-Genia; 2010.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Home and Family; Diaries; Aitken-Genia, Jacqueline, 1956-; Wells, Henry Noble, 1830-1920; Wells family
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Clarissa McIntire, student manuscript processor, and John M. Muprhy, curator; 2015.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Aitken-Genia (Jacqueline) collection of Wells family papers
Finding Aid Author
Clarissa McIntire
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-23 09:29:12 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

Jacqueline Aitken-Genia (1956-) is a family historian.

Jacqueline Aitken-Genia was born January 31, 1956. She has been involved in preserving the memory of Henry Noble and Maria Elizabeth Wells through the donation of their papers and other belongings to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections department of the Harold B. Lee Library.

Aitken-Genia resides in Connecticut.

Biographical / Historical

The Wells family (1851-) were associated with wool and coal manufacturing and were residents of Massachusetts in the mid-19th century.

Henry Noble Wells was born on April 22, 1830 to Rufus and Sylvia Blackinton Wells in Massachusetts. Maria Elisabeth Wells was born in 1827 to Virgil and Hannah Sweet Robinson Blackington in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Henry and Maria were married on August 1, 1851 in Adams, Massachusetts. They later had four children: Ada, Eugene, Virgil, and John. Henry worked as a wool manufacturer, coal merchant and, when the family moved to North Adams, Massachusetts in 1887, as a clerk at Troy and Greenfield rail road. Maria passed away in 1910, after which Henry moved to Queens, New York.

Henry passed away on January 20, 1920 in New York.

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