Mary E. Woolley Chamberlain : handmaiden of the Lord

Mary E. Woolley Chamberlain : handmaiden of the Lord

Dates: circa 1936-1981

Bound typewritten autobiography of Mary Woolley Chamberlain. Mary lived in St. George, Kanab, Provo, and Salt Lake City, Utah. She gives detailed accounts of family life, Mormon Church activities, and events in these towns and in Utah in general from her birth to 1936 when she wrote her history. This record was compiled, typed, and put with genealogy work-sheets and photographs probably in 1981. Also included are tributes to Mary by family members.

  • Extent: 1 v. (viii, 364 p.)
  • Creator: Chamberlain, Mary E. Wooley, 1870-1953
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1099
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Mary E. Woolley Chamberlain : handmaiden of the Lord 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 SC 1099; Mary E. Woolley Chamberlain : handmaiden of the Lord; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1099, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Farel Kimball in 1982.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Farel Kimball; 1982.
Subject Terms
Home and Family; Kanab (Utah)--History--Sources; Mormon Church--History; Mormon women--Utah--Biography; Provo (Utah)--History--Sources; Saint George (Utah)--History--Sources; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History--Sources; Social Life and Customs; Utah--History--19th century--Sources; Utah--History--20th century--Sources
Genre / Form
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Chamberlain (Mary E. Woolley) : handmaiden of the Lord
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T16:38-0600
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Biographical History

Mormon housewife and mother of two boys.

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