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Joseph W. Booth newspaper clippings and handkerchief

Joseph W. Booth newspaper clippings and handkerchief

Dates: 1928-1933

Materials include newspaper clippings related to Joseph W. Booth and other members of the Booth family, and a handkerchief sent from Joseph W. Booth while in Armenia to Elise Adams in Provo, Utah. Includes the envelope it was sent in. Dated 1928-1933.

  • Extent: 1 oversize folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Booth, Joseph W. (Joseph Wilford), 1866-1928
  • Call Number: MSS 8603
  • 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.
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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 Joseph W. Booth newspaper clippings and handkerchief 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 8603; Joseph W. Booth newspaper clippings and handkerchief; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8603, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Fern Larson in 2004.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Fern Larson; 2004.
Subject Terms
Material Types; Publications; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Armenia (Republic); Textile crafts; Booth, Joseph W. (Joseph Wilford), 1866-1928
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Processing Information
Processed; Nate Burroughs, intern manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2014.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013).
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Finding Aid Title
Booth (Joseph W.) newspaper clippings and handkerchief
Finding Aid Author
Nate Burroughs
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-17 09:36:22 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Joseph W. Booth (1866-1928) was a Mormon missionary and mission president in the Turkish Mission.

Joseph W. Booth was born 14 August 1866 in Alpine, Utah. He was the son of Richard T. Booth and Elsie Edge, and was the ninth of ten children. At the age of 21 he attended Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah, and graduated nine years later in 1896, with a major in pedagogy. He married Mary Rebbecca "Reba" Moyle in 1890, at the Logan Utah Temple. He served his first mission in the Turkey mission which included Turkey, Syria, Armenia, and other countries in the Middle East from 1898 to 1902, returning in 1903 with his wife, and from 1904 to 1909 he he served as the mission president in Turkey. He was called again to be mission president in Turkey in 1921, with his wife joining him in 1924. Joseph Wilford Booth died on December 5, 1928, in Aleppo, Syria, while still serving as mission president. A monument was dedicated in 1933 by President John A. Widtsoe of the first presidency of the LDS church in Armenia.

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