Harpending family letters

Harpending family letters

Dates: 1813-1900

Handwritten and signed letters by Harpending family addressed to various family members (1813-1900), printed receipt cards, and miscellaneous items. The letters contain requests for financial aid for family members involved in prospecting in the California desert.

  • Extent: 40 items
  • Creator: Harpending family
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1354
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • 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 Harpending family letters 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 1354; Harpending family letters; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1354, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Acquisition Information
Subject Terms
Harpending family--Correspondence; Harpending, Barry--Correspondence; Authors, American--Correspondence; Material Types; Prospecting--California--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Harpending family letters
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Patsy Shin Hernandez
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T16:50-0600
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Biographical History

Relatives to Asbury Harpending, an American author.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts