Ann Evans Francis Howells family record book

Ann Evans Francis Howells family record book

Dates: approximately 1853

Handwritten, leather-bound compilation of a journal, talks, and family records of Howells' family sewn together in one volume. Includes patriarchal blessings given to Howells' mother, Margaret Evans Francis, in 1853. Most of the items are in Welsh and do not have a date. The patriarchal blessings were translated into English and added to the middle of the volume. Dated approximately 1853.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Howells, Ann Evans Francis, 1833-1874
  • Call Number: MSS 8909
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in Welsh, with some translation in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Ann Evans Francis Howells family record book must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8909; Ann Evans Francis Howells family record book; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8909, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Item was held by Evelyn Hurley Howells Nelson, granddaughter of Ann Evans Francis Howells. Later given to her cousin, Rulon S. Howells, who transferred it to his grand-niece Shannon Howells. Shannon Howells donated the item to the repository in 2016.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Shannon Howells; August 12, 2016.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Home and Family; Howells, Ann Evans Francis, 1833-1874; Howell family
Genre / Form
Genealogies; Diaries; Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church)
Processing Information
Processed; Natalie Kokol; 2016.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1, November 2013).
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Finding Aid Title
Howells (Ann Evans Francis) family record book
Finding Aid Author
Natalie Kokol
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-06-05 09:42:23 -0600.
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Biographical History

Ann Evans Francis Howells (1833-1874) was a Mormon convert from Wales.

Ann Evans Francis was born on May 26, 1833, to Benjamin and Margaret Francis in Newcwrt, South Wales. She was baptized at age 14, and left Wales just over one year later, in 1849, to go to Utah. She left with her parents and three siblings, but only she and her mother made it there. Ann entered the Salt Lake Valley in 1852, and was married to Thomas Howells in 1853. She bore thirteen children, and provided for them almost single-handedly while Thomas served a mission. She died on May 30, 1874, in Salt Lake City, presumably of tuberculosis.

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