Emery F. Barrus letters and diary

Emery F. Barrus letters and diary

Dates: 1889-1980

Nine handwritten letters and 6 pages of Elder Emery F. Barrus' journal kept while he served as a missionary for the Mormon Church in the Southern States Mission in 1899. Letters and journal describe both Barrus' travels and attempts to preach the restored gospel, primarily to people of Tennessee and Missouri. Both letters and journal pages are photocopied for patron use. Also included are the funerary program and a newspaper obituary of Ruth Hammond Barrus.

  • Extent: 2 folders
  • Creator: Barrus, Emery F.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 947
  • 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 Emery F. Barrus letters and diary 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 947; Emery F. Barrus letters and diary; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 947, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by George Barrus in 1977.
Acquisition Information
Donated; George Barrus; 1977.
Subject Terms
Barrus, Ruth Hammond, 1912-1980; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--Southern States; Mormon missionaries--Southern States; Mormons--Correspondence
Genre / Form
Diaries; Letters
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSSSC947
Finding Aid Title
Barrus (Emery F.) letters and diary
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:38-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Mormon missionary serving in the Southern States Mission.



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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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