The legacy of the trunk

The legacy of the trunk

Dates: 1973

This collection consists of a fictionalized biography of Ada Rendell (1842-1879) who became the second wife of William W. D. Durrant in 1875. Ada was a native of Newfoundland who was orphaned by the age of twenty. She came to Utah where she lived with her husband, a pioneer and rancher, in Vernon. She died shortly after giving birth to her third son.

  • Extent: 1 v. (227 leaves); 29 x 22 cm
  • Creator: Humphries, Verna Durrant
  • Call Number: MSS SC 865
  • 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 The legacy of the trunk 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 865; The legacy of the trunk; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 865, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Verna D. Humphries in 1975.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Verna D. Humphries; 1975.
Subject Terms
Durrant, Ada Rendell, 1842-1879--Fiction; Durrant, William W. D.--Fiction; Home and Family; Mormon pioneers--Fiction; Social Life and Customs; Vernon (Utah)--Fiction
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
Legacy of the trunk
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-11-02T17:37-0600
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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts