Robert M. Elvin letter to S. S. Alley

Robert M. Elvin letter to S. S. Alley

Dates: 1884 September 24

Letter dated 1882 asking for information about Mormon missionaries.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Elwin, Robert M., 1846
  • Call Number: MSS 8599
  • 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.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Robert M. Elvin letter to S. S. Alley 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 8599; Robert M. Elvin letter to S. S. Alley; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8599, LTPSC.
Custodial History
The letter was donated anonymously in 2014.
Acquisition Information
Donated; unknown; 2014.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Letter writing; Elwin, Robert M., 1846-; Elwin, Robert M., 1846---Correspondence
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Processing Information
Processed; 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 & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Elvin (Robert M.) letter to S. S. Alley
Finding Aid Author
Margaret Weddle
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-16 14:38:43 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Bigographical History

Robert Elvin (1846- ) was a Scottish immigrant who was a minister.

Robert Elvin was born on January 6, 1846, in Scotland; his parents from Scotland and Ireland. He became a preaching elder of the Josephites. On Febrary 13, 1870, he married Emeline A. (1846-Approximately 1897) and together they had at least 5 children. He immigrated to the United States between 1846 and 1850, settling in Missouri. After the Civil War, the family moved to Iowa, Nebraska, and back to Iowa. While he listed himself as a farmer or minister his whole life, listed his Religious belief as L. D. S. in 1895.

Elvin died sometime between 1910 and 1920.

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