Franklin Raymond Farr autobiography

Franklin Raymond Farr autobiography

Dates: approximately 1900

Contains the original handwritten life story of Franklin Raymond Farr. Includes autobiographical information about Farr from his birth in Ohio in 1837 to his later years in Spanish Fork, Utah, and memories of Farr written by his granddaughter Florence Cook. Also includes poems written by Farr on several occasions throughout his life, with topics including Pioneer Day and other celebrations, Biblical stories for teaching Sunday School, Joseph Smith and other Mormon religious topics, and important people in his life. Dated approximately 1900.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Farr, Franklin Raymond, 1837-1901
  • Call Number: MSS 8907
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th 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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A photocopy and a transcript of the original are available in the collection.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Franklin Raymond Farr autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8907; Franklin Raymond Farr autobiography; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8907, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Max Bramall, great-grandson of Franklin Raymond Farr, in 2016.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Max Bramall; August 2016.
Subject Terms
Autobiography; Social Life and Customs; Home and Family; Mormon pioneers--Utah--Biography; Farr, Franklin Raymond, 1837-1901--Autobiographies
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Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth Kane, student manuscript processor, and Ryan Lee, curator; 2017.
Appraisal Information
Utah and Western American and LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).
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Farr (Franklin Raymond) autobiography
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Elizabeth Kane
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-18 12:18:54 -0600.
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Biographical History

Franklin Raymond Farr (1837-1901) was a Mormon convert and an early immigrant to Utah.

Franklin Raymond Farr was born on October 12, 1837 in Chatham, Ohio. He converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with his family in Ohio and in 1853 traveled to Utah and settled in Spanish Fork. He fought in the Black Hawk War in 1866, then married Annie Jones later that year. Together they had nine children.

He died in Spanish Fork, Utah on April 24, 1901.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts