Hester Telle Richards diary and correspondence

Hester Telle Richards diary and correspondence

Dates: 1891-1980

Collection includes a handwritten diary, letters, and miscellaneous items. The bulk of the diary was written from 1891 to 1893 prior to her marriage. The entries are lengthy and often introspective. The volume includes some later entries from 1932 to 1933 and some notes from 1980 in another hand. Also included is miscellaneous correspondence relating to business and family matters from 1932 and 1933.

  • Extent: 2 folders
  • Creator: Richards, Hester Telle, 1870-1936
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1853
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th 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 Hester Telle Richards diary and correspondence 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 1853; Hester Telle Richards diary and correspondence; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1853, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Acquisition Information
Subject Terms
Cannon family; Richards, Hester Telle, 1870-1936--Diaries; Correspondence; Material Types; Mormon women--Utah--History--Sources; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Diaries; Letters
Appraisal Information
LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.V, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Richards (Hester Telle) diary and correspondence
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Patsy Shin Hernandez
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T17:02-0600
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Biographical History

Hester Telle Richards (1870-1936) was a Mormon woman in Utah.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts