Francis M. Lyman papers

Francis M. Lyman papers

Dates: 1873-1936

Francis M. Lyman Papers include eleven (11) items, ranging in date from 1873-1936. Contains manuscript writings of Thomas Callister, Volney L. King, Francis M. Lyman, Richard R. Lyman, and Susan Delilah Callister Lyman. The collection also includes a typed copy of a proclamation written by the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1845.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.08 linear feet)
  • Creator: King, Volney Leroy, 1847-1925. -- Lyman, Francis M. (Francis Marion), 1840-1916
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 794
  • 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 to public access.
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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 Francis M. Lyman papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: Vault MSS 794; Francis M. Lyman papers; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: Vault MSS 794, LTPSC.
Custodial History
These items were donated to Special Collections in 2001.
Acquisition Information
Donation; Lyndon W. Cook; 2001.
Related Material
These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.
Subject Terms
England; Salt Lake City (Utah)
Genre / Form
Letters; Manuscripts; Proclamations
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Lyman (Francis M.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy Brimhall
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-20T04:22-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

Francis M. Lyman was born on January 12, 1840, in Illinois. He was married to Rhoda A. Taylor on November 18, 1857, and they had nine children. On October 4, 1869, Lyman married Clara C. Callister. They had seven children together. Lyman later married Susan Delilah Callister, on October 9, 1884, and they had six children. Lyman worked as a farmer, miller, and businessman for several companies. He served a mission in England from 1860 to 1862, a "home mission" to Millard County in 1872, and again in England from 1873 to 1875. On October 27, 1880, he was ordained as an Apostle. As an apostle he served on the Sunday School General Board, as temple president of the Salt Lake Temple, on the General Board of Education and on the Church Literature Revision Committee. Francis M. Lyman died on November 18, 1916, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts