Copley family papers

Copley family papers

Dates: 1847-1904

Handwritten personal correspondence and printed business letters pertaining to silver mining in New Mexico (1861-1904), diary by Edward Copely about his journeys as a gold miner through Washington (1861), and genealogy of the Saunders, Little, and Abbott families. Also available are photographs of Edward and Susan Copely in the BYU Photo Archives.

  • Extent: 5 folder (0.04 linear ft.) : 35 p.; 23 items
  • Call Number: MSS SC 168
  • 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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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Copley family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Unpublished register available in repository.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 168; Copley family papers; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 168, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1974.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1974.
Subject Terms
Abbott family; Copely family; Little family; Saunders family; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Gold mines and mining--Washington (State)--History; Mines and Mineral Resources; Oregon Territory--History--Sources; Silver mines and mining--New Mexico--History; Washington Territory--History
Genre / Form
Diaries; Genealogies; Letters
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Copley family papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-04-27T04:20-0600
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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts