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Robert Webster Carder collection on family history

Robert Webster Carder collection on family history

Dates: approximately 1960-1970

Family history documents collected by Robert Carder, a Mormon genealogist, who, according to the Special Collections Instrument of Gift form, "was prominent in Connecticut and New England genealogical circles" and was "Governor of the Connecticut Genealogical Society." Materials dated approximately 1960-1970.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Carder, Robert Webster, 1907-1988
  • Call Number: MSS 8901
  • 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 the Robert Webster Carder collection on family history must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8901; Robert Webster Carder collection on family history; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8901, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Acquired by Calvin H. and June B. Bartholomew who met Robert Carder during their mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Madison, Connecticut who then gave it to their son Dan Bartholomew, who in turn donated it to the repository.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Dan Bartholomew; August 2016.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Home and Family; Genealogy; Carder, Robert Webster, 1907-1988
Genre / Form
Family records
Processing Information
Processed; NataLee Hawkins; 2016.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VI, August 2007).
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Carder (Robert Webster) collection on family history
Finding Aid Author
NataLee Hawkins
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-12-12 15:23:56 -0700.
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Biographical History

Robert Webster Carder (1907-1988) was a family historian from Connecticut.

Robert Webster Carder was born on February 2, 1907, in Boston, Massachusetts, to parents Josiah Smith and Grace Livermore Webster Carder. He married Ruth Elizabeth Kelius (1905-1983) on August 4, 1931, in Singapore, China. They later settled in Madison, Connecticut. After retiring, Carder was involved in extensive family history research. He published three works on family history: Index, Bulletin of the Stamford Genealogical Society; Carder family genealogical collection; and Richard Carder of Boston, Massachussetts, Portsmouth and Warwick, Rhode Island and some of his descendants. Carder died on August 21, 1988, in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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