Cowley family papers, 1941-1991  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Cowley family
Title
Cowley family papers
Dates
1941-1991 (inclusive)
Quantity
6 folders, (0.2 linear feet)
Collection Number
Accn1223
Summary
The Cowley family papers consist of biographical sketches of several members of the Cowley family, particularly Mattias Foss Cowley and Samuel Parkinson Cowley. Included is a 10 page handwritten biography of Samuel P. Cowley by his father, Mattias F. Cowley. Mattias Foss Cowley was dropped from the Mormon Church Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1893 for continuing to practice polygamy. Samuel P. Cowley was an F.B.I. agent who was killed in a gun battle with " Baby face" Nelson in 1934.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this Collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Cowley family papers consist of biographical sketches of several members of the Cowley family, particularly Mattias Foss Cowley and Samuel Parkinson Cowley. Included is a 10 page handwritten biography of Samuel P. Cowley by his father, Mattias F. Cowley.

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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 Cowley family papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Cowley family papers, Accn 1223, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 1223.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1 " Family History: Sketch of the History of Matthias Foss Cowley"
2 " Sketch of My Father, Matthias Cowley," written by his son, Matthias Foss Cowley
3 " Samuel," by Matthias F. Cowley
This biography is about Samuel Parkinson Cowley.
4 " Matthias Cowley," by David Cowley Clayton and a tribute to Matthias Foss Cowley published in the Millennial Star 1941, 1991
5 Joseph Foss Cowley autobiographical materials 1979, 1989
6 Biography of Samuel Rose Parkinson and family

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormons--Biography
  • Mormons--Polygamy
  • Polygamy--Utah
  • Personal Names :
  • Cowley, Mattias Foss
  • Cowley, Samuel Parkinson, 1899-1934
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Family Names :
  • Cowley family
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Biographies