Thirkell Family letters, 1857-2007  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
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Title
Thirkell Family letters
Dates
1857-2007 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 boxes, (1.75 feet)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 398
Summary
This collection contains 47 letters in total spanning from 1854 to 1919. They are primarily correspondence between members of the Thirkell family in Utah and their relatives in England.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English


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The Thirkell family emigrated from England in 1853 and settled in Maughan’s Fort, today known as Wellsville, in Cache Valley, Utah.

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This collection contains 47 letters in total spanning from 1854 to 1919. They are primarily correspondence between members of the Thirkell family and their relatives in England. The letters sometimes contain references to the social atmosphere in Utah, such as disputes between Utah and the U.S. Government, particularly concerning polygamy. However, since many of the letters are from England, they also chronicle the lives of people from rural areas of England. Religion is also occasionally discussed as many of the Thirkells’ Baptist relatives who remained in England did not convert to Mormonism and often looked down upon polygamy.

Reid Harper introduces the letters with a family history followed by typed transcripts, and sometimes photocopies, of every letter. The transcripts outline the author and the date. The hardcopies of the letters themselves are also included in this collection.

Box 2 contains two oversize diplomas belonging to Archie Darley, one from Cache Public Schools and the other from Brigham Young College.

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Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Thirkell Family letters must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Thirkell Family letters USU_COLL MSS 398, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 398, USUSCA.

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Thirkell Family LettersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
Reid L. Harper- Thirkell Letters: Introdution, Index, and Transcripts
2007
1 2
Photograph of the Tombstone of John Thirkell
undated
1 3
Archibald Eckersell Darley (b.1890)- History of Wellsville
c.2007
1 4
Letter 1- John Pinock to Mary Bayne Brown
1854 September 30
1 5
Letter 2- Ann Brown to Mary Baynes Brown Thirkell
1858 January 15
1 6
Letter 3- Unknown to Mary Brown Thirkell
1868 September 16
1 7
Letter 4- Frederick Thirkell to John and Mary Thirkell
1868 October 3
1 8
Letter 5- Frederick Thirkell to Caroline Thirkell Greenlay
1877 October 14
1 9
Letter 6- Frederick Thirkell to John Thirkell
1878 January 18
1 10
Letter 7- Frederick Thirkell to John and Mary Thirkell
1878 March 11
1 11
Letter 8- Frederick Thirkell to John Thirkell
1882 April 18
1 12
Letter 9- John Hall to John Thirkell
1870 April 27
1 13
Letter 10- Richard Greenlay to the Thirkells
1869 February 15
1 14
Letter 11- Richard Greenlay to John Thirkell
1870 January 24
1 15
Letter 12- Richard Greenlay to the Thirkells
1871 July 31
1 16
Letter 13- Caroline Greenlay to the Thirkells
1875 May 17
1 17
Letter 14- Caroline Greenlay to the Thirkells
1876 January 27
1 18
Letter 15- Caroline Greenlay to the Thirkells
1877 October 20
1 19
Letter 16- Caroline Greenlay to the Thirkells
1878 May 29
1 20
Letter 17- Caroline Greenlay to the Thirkells
1879 January 5
1 21
Letter 18- Caroline Greenlay to the Thirkells
1880 May 18
1 22
Letter 19- Caroline Greenlay to the Thirkells
1880 December 23
1 23
Letter 20- Caroline Greenlay to Sarah Ann Pinock Thirkell Pool
c.1884
1 24
Letter 21- William Brown to Mary Thirkell
1877 January 9
1 25
Letter 22- William Brown to the Thirkells
1877 May 6
1 26
Letter 23- William Brown and Joseph Owston to the Thirkells
1877 May 16
1 27
Letter 24- William Brown to Mary Thirkell
1877 May 18
1 28
Letter 25- William Brown to the Thirkells
1877 December 10
1 29
Letter 26- John Thirkell to Fred Thirkell
1875 May 7
1 30
Letter 27- Richard Brown to Mary Thirkell
1880 June 27
1 31
Letter 28- Richard Brown to Mary Thirkell
1880 September 2
1 32
Letter 29- Richard Brown to Mary Thirkell
1880 October 15
1 33
Letter 30- Richard Brown to Sarah Ann Thirkell Pool
1880 October 21
1 34
Letter 31- Richard Brown to Sarah Ann Thirkell Pool
1881 June 13
1 35
Letter 32- Richard Brown to Sarah Ann Thirkell Pool
1882 January 22
1 36
Letter 33- Richard Brown to Sarah Ann Thirkell Pool
1882 January 3
1 37
Letter 34- Richard Brown to Mary Thirkell
1882 February 1
1 38
Letter 35- Richard Brown to the Thirkells
1882 February 21
1 39
Letter 36- Richard Brown to Sarah Ann Thirkell Pool
1882 February 24
1 40
Letter 37- Richard Brown to Sarah Ann Thirkell Pool (?)
1882 December 22
1 41
Letter 38- Richard Brown to Sarah Ann Thirkell Pool
1883 July 13
1 42
Letter 39- Richard Brown to Sarah Ann Thirkell Pool
1883 September 30
1 43
Letter 40- Richard Brown to Sarah Ann Thirkell Pool
1883 June 14
1 44
Letter 41- Richard Brown to Sarah Ann Thirkell Pool
1884 December 26
1 45
Letter 42- Sarah Ann Thirkell Pool to Mary and John Thirkell
undated
1 46
Letter 43- Unknown to Emily Alice Thirkell Baugh (?)
undated
1 47
Letter 44- Sarah Ann Thirkell Pool (?) to Mary Thirkell
c.1870s
1 48
Letter 45- Sarah Ann Thirkell Pool to Mary and John Thirkell
1868 August 23
1 49
Letter 46- T. Darley to George Thirkell Darley (?)
1916 February 14
1 50
Letter 47- Emily Thirkell Baugh John to Arche Darley
1919 April 28
2 1
Diploma of Archie Darley from Brigham Young College
1911 June 2
2 2
Certificate of Graduation of Archie Darley from Cache Public Schools
1908 May 13

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