Farr family temple work book and other material

Farr family temple work book and other material

Dates: 1885-1905

Contains the family temple work book for the Winslow Farr family, information of the descendants of Winslow Farr, and three patriarchal blessings for members of the Farr family. The dates range from 1885-1905.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Farr (Family : Farr, Winslow, 1794-1865)
  • Call Number: MSS 8089
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
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 the Farr family temple work book and other material 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 8089; Farr family temple work book and other material; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8089, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Craig H. Farr in 2012.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Craig H. Farr; 2012.
Subject Terms
Farr family; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Temple work (Mormon Church)
Genre / Form
Genealogy; Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church)
Processing Information
Processed; Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.
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.) The Winslow Farr family temple book and related papers contains personal family records of a prominent Utah and LDS family.
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Finding Aid Title
Farr family temple work book and other material
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-11-29T09:32-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

The Farr family were Mormon pioneers who settled in Utah in 1850.

Winslow Farr Sr., the patriarch of the Farr family, was born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire on January 14, 1794 to Asahel Farr and Lydia Snow. He married Olive Hovey Freeman on December 5, 1816 in Hanover, Vermont. Olive Hovey Freeman was born June 23, 1799 in Lebanon, New Hampshire to Elijah Freeman and Olive Hovey.They were the parents of six children- John, Aaron Freeman, Lorin, Olive Hovey, Diantha, and Winsow Jr. He and his family arrived in Utah on December 27, 1850 in the Joseph Young company. He died on August 25, 1867 in Big Cottonwood, Utah. Olive Hovey Freeman Farr died on March 10, 1893 in Big Cottonwood, Utah. The Farr family settled in Ogden, Utah and other parts of Utah.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts