Matthew Fredrick and Claire Wilcox Noall photograph collection, 1830-1940  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
Noall, Claire Wilcox, 1792-1852
Title
Matthew Fredrick and Claire Wilcox Noall photograph collection
Dates
1830-1940 (inclusive)
Quantity
7 boxes
Collection Number
P0188
Summary
The Matthew Fredrick and Claire Wilcox Noall photograph collection contains portraits of Matthew and Claire Noall with friends and photographs of LDS historic sites. The collection also contains photographs of sites in Southern Utah, Colorado, Alta, and Salt Lake City.
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
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Matthew and Claire Noall were a prominent Utah couple who contributed to the educational, literary, religious, and civic life of their city and state. They acquired and preserved a significant collection of manuscripts and on December 27, 1972 willed it to the Special Collections of the University of Utah.

Claire Augusta Wilcox Noall (1892-1971) studied journalism at the LDS College and the English Department of the University of Utah. She contributed numerous articles of history, tales of adventure, descriptions of picturesque places she had visited and poems to periodicals. She belonged to the Utah Academy of the Arts, Letters and Sciences, Utah Historical Society, Utah Folklore Society, Cleofan Literary Club, Ensign Dinner Club, League of Utah Writers and was Branch and State President of the National League of American Pen Women of which she was a charter member of Salt Lake City Branch. She traveled extensively, taking two trips to Europe where she researched for her writing.

Matthew Frederick Noall (1890-1977) graduated with an A. B. Degree from the University of Utah and University of California, earning an M. A. Degree and a Doctorate of Education. He taught and was principal in elementary and secondary schools, supervisor of secondary education and acting Superintendent of Salt Lake City Schools, teacher and administrator of LDS College, and was listed in Who's Who in Educational Central Research Committee, and was appointed was a local sponsor for the leaders and Specialist Program House Rotary Club and a member of the Ensign Club. In 1972, he received the Merit Honor Award from the University of Utah Emeritus Club. He was a member of the Sons of the Pioneers.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Claire Noall was a photographer and writer of Mormon history and the author of a biography of Mormon church leader Willard Richards. A major portion of the Noall's photograph collection consists of pictures of the Richards family and their home in England. In addition to the Richards material, there are numerous photographs of southern Utah scenery, Alta, Utah as both mining town and ski resort, Mormon historic sites, Salt Lake City scenes, and a nineteenth century album of an LDS mission to Hawaii.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
Noalls and Friends
  • 1: Claire Noall
  • 2: Claire Noall with Mable Harmer and June Nutcalf
  • 3: Claire Noall, Alta Jensen, June Nutcalf, Dorothy Handley, Olive Burt, Iris Harmer, Betty Frask, Rosa Lee Lloyd, Mable Harmer
  • 4-5: Matthew Noall with wife and Friend
  • 6-9: Matthew Noall with wife and Friend
  • 10: Matthew with Claire and friend
  • 11-12: Unidentified Man
2
Southern Utah
  • 13: Bertha in Calf Creek Canyon
  • 14: The road to Kodachrome Flat
  • 15: Formations in Parawon's Vermillion Canyon
  • 16: Biff Kennedy Looking at Formations at Zion National Park
  • 17: View of the Canyon at Toroweep
  • 18: Panorama from Death Point in Zion Monument
  • 19: One of the "Finger Canyons" of the Kolob Plateau in Zion Monument
  • 20: Various bones
  • 21: Looking for a trail down to the Beaver Lakes (Unidentified Person)
  • 22: The ascent of Boulder Mountain to the Aquarius Plateau
  • 23: View in Kodachrome Flat
  • 24: View from the top of Angel's Landing Mountain at Zions Monument
  • 25: The Goblin Watch-Dog rock formation
  • 26: Goblin Valley rock formation
  • 27: "Operation Masterpiece" at Goblin Valley
  • 28: General view of the Goblins, Goblin Valley
  • 29: Painted Desert from the Pink Cliffs between Panguitch and Goblin Valley
  • 30: Aquarius Plateau, near Hell's Back Bone between Panguitch and Goblin Valley
  • 31: The Party in Goblin Valley
  • 32-38: Unidentified Persons
  • 39-40: Unidentified Views
3
Southern Utah
  • 41: Window at Davis Gulch
  • 42: View from top of rocks
  • 43: Ranch at bottom of Calf Creek
  • 44: Calf Creek from Bowington Lookout point
  • 45-51: Various views of Stevens Canyon's Bridge
  • 52-53: Coyote Gulch, vaious views
  • 54-55: Escalante River
  • 56-59: Escalante Desert
  • 60-61: Davis Gulch
  • 62: Matthew and Claire Noall and friend
  • 63: Matthew and Claire Noall
  • 64-74: Unidentified views
  • 75-80: Various unidentified persons
4
Southern Utah
  • 81: The "Outer Sentinels"
  • 82: Old Time Ripgut Fence, Boulder Town between Panguitch and Goblin Valley
  • 83: Grosvenor Arch
  • 84: Double Rainbow over Wild Horse Butte
  • 85: "This Crazy Puss Place" and Unidentified persons
  • 86-87: Kodachrome Flat
  • 88-89: Various unidentified photos
  • 90: Forty pairs of Moguitch hands, Calf Creek Canyon
  • 91: Cathedral Valley
  • 92: Kaiparowits Plateau
  • 93: Henry Mountains
  • 94: Unidentified People
5
Southern Utah
  • 95: Sleepy, the Watch Dog of the Outer Valley
  • 96: Pritchett Natural Bridges, Moab, Utah
  • 97: Church Rock, between Moab and Monticello Utah
  • 98: Coyote Gulch
  • 99: Dead Horse Point near Moab Utah
  • 100: Delicate Arch, Arches National Monument
  • 101: Landscape Arch, Arches National Monument
  • 102-105: Cathedral Valley
  • 106: Unidentified view
  • 107-108: Unidentified persons
6
Southern Utah
  • 109-110: Kodachrome Flat
  • 111: Escalante
  • 112: The Escalante Diner-Burnett Hendryx and wife Bertha Gayle Bailey and Clark Smith
  • 113: Clear Creek Temple
  • 114-115: Goblin Valley
  • 116-118: Cathedral Valley
  • 119-120: Zion's National Park
  • 121: Father Baxter Leibler
  • 122: Thousand Lake
  • 123: Unidentified Amphitheatre
  • 124-129: Unidentified Photos
7
Alta Mining
  • 130: The Emma Mine
  • 131: The Mayor's Bottle Room
  • 132: the Sourdough Mayor George H. Watson
  • 133: The Emma Hill
8
Alta Skiing
  • 134: Giant Chair Lift and Mountain
  • 135: Rustler Mountain
  • 136: Claudette Colhert
  • 137: Rope Tow in front of Rustler
  • 138: Collins Gulch and Mt. Baldy
  • 139: The Mayor's Ski Room
  • 140: View to Mount Superior looking out the lodge window
  • 141-142: Anonymous skiers
  • 143: Fog at Alta, under summer sun
  • 144: Red Pine Pass, Wasatch Mountain Club ski tours
  • 145: Mayor shoveling snow of his roof
  • 146: Chair lift fin from to MT. Superior
  • 147: The Mayor and friends
  • 148: Mount Superior and mine tramway
9
Colorado
  • 149: Box Canon-Ouray, Colorado (Postcard to Claire from Matthreww Noall)
  • 150-151: Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
  • 152: Looking out from Box Canyon, Ouray Colorado
10
Salt Lake City
  • 153: State Capitol
  • 154: Salt Lake Temple
  • 155-156: Unidentified
  • 157: Salt Lake Oil Refinery
  • 158: Unidentified photo of a statue, negative available
  • 159: Primary Children's Hospital
  • 160: Bingham Open Pit Copper Mine
  • 161: State Capitol
  • 162: "This Is The Place" Monument
  • 163: Salt Lake Temple
  • 164: Indian Children
  • 165: Monument Valley
  • 166: The Lion House, 1958
11
LDS Historical Sites
  • 167: Nauvoo, Illinois (negative available)
  • 168: Joseph Smith Jr.
  • 169: Liberty Jail
  • 170: The Old Printing Office of Nauvoo
  • 171: Woodruff Dam, November 1895
  • 172 The Lyman Wights houses at Adam-Ondi-Ahman
  • 173: Adam's Altar
  • 174: The First house in Nauvoo
  • 175: The home of Wm. Marks, Nauvoo Illinois
  • 176: the Joseph Smith "Manion House" Nauvoo, Illinois
  • 177: The Old Homestead, Nauvoo, Illinois
  • 178: Hancock County Court House
  • 179-180: Carthage Jail
  • 181: Emma Smith
12
Willard Richards - England
  • 182-193: Primrose mills Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, Richards Family home (negatives available for 192-193)
  • 194-198 Joseph Richards home, Richmond, Massachusetts
  • 199-204: Area of Richards home, Richmond, Massachusetts
  • 205-214: Enlargements of Polaroid pictures, Black and white prints from Claire Noall, color slides, Rhoda Stevensen Collection England. (Negatives available for 207, 209, and 211)
13
Willard Richards - Family
  • 215: Ellin Charnock, Jeanetta's Mum
  • 216: Jeanetta Richards Richards
  • 217: Willard, Jeanetta and son Heber John Richards
  • 218: Elizabeth Richards, sister of Jeanetta
  • 219: Roger Charnock Richards, brother of Jeanetta's
  • 220: Reverend John Richards
  • 221: Ellin Charnock
  • 223: Nanny Longstroch Richards, wife of Willard Richards
  • 224-225: Willard Richards
  • 226: S. W. Richards
  • 227: Franklin D. Richards
  • 228: Willard Richards
14
Miscellaneous
  • 229: Pony Express Station, Tooele County, Utah
  • 230: Crossing Fish Springs, Utah
  • 231: Seventh Ward School, Utah
  • 232-236: Unidentified photos
  • 237: Unidentified tinted photograph
15
Negatives
  • 238: Unidentified map
  • 239: Claire Noall
  • 240-241: Unidentified maps
  • 242: Joseph Smith Letter
  • 243: Electrochemical show of Willard Richards
  • 244-246: Unidentified photos
  • Images from album
  • 247-291: Album of travels of Matthew R. Noall's parents, Matthew and Elizabeth Lake Noall as missionaries (1884-1887) and later as Mission President (1892) to the Hawaiian Islands for the LDS Church
16
Miscellaneous Homes and Sites
  • 292: Pond "Where Brigham Dipped" Richmond Massachusetts
  • 293: Home
  • 294: Home of William and Nancy Richards, Pierson, Richmond, Massachusetts
  • 295: Rhoda Foss Richards, 6th wife of Willard Richards
  • 296: Indian Brooks, Hopkinton, Massachusetts
  • 297: Wild Grass
  • 298: Map of Richmond Massachusetts
  • 299: Benbow House, Lancashire, England
  • 300: Norman Castle at Clitheroe, Lancashire, England
  • 301: Salt Lake City, 1940s
  • 302: Map of Hopkinton Massachusetts, 1831
17
Letters
  • 303-310: Letters to Emma Smith from Joseph Smith
18
Marnie Merrill and the Doll Lady
  • 311-325: Unidentified woman making dolls
Container(s) Description
Box Folder
2 1
Claire Augustus Wilcox Noall
2
Edward Stevenson Wilcox
3
Mary Stevenson Wilcox
4
Ramona Wilcox Cannon Family
5
Dr. Romania Bunnell Pratt Family
6
Dr. Ellis Swapp
7
Dr. Skofield Family
8
Matthew and Claire - College and Young Adulthood
9
Ramona Stevenson Wilcox
10
1918
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
Matthew Noall - Military Training
1917
2
Matthew Noall - Military Training - France
1918 - 1919
3
Matthew Noall - Military Training
1918 - 1919
4
Children
5
Noall Family
6
Utah Midwives
7
Utah Copper Mine
8
Edgar Gibson - Old Time Photos
9
Southern Utah
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
Pauline French
2
Skiing
3
School
4
California
1911
5
LDS Missions
6
Postcards - Jersey
7
College
8
Skiing
9
Colorado and Southern Utah
10
Postcards - Western U.S.
11
Postcards - France
12
Postcards - Eastern U.S.
13
Postcards - Hawaii
14
Postcards - Oran
15
Postcards - International and Art
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
Babies and Children
2
Jackson, Wyoming
3
Tetons
4
Willard B. Richards
5
Cymbal Player
6
Boy and Dog
7
Children at Beach
8
Children of Matthew and Claire Noall
9
Syracuse School
1915
10
Charles and Elizabeth Wilcox
Container(s) Description
Box Folder
6 1
Unidentified Men
2
Unidentified Women
3
Unidentified Children
4
Unidentified Buildings
5
Italy
6
May and Karl Kimball Correspondence
7
Electricity Announcement
8
Miscellaneous Travel
9
Teaching School
10
Mountains
11
Beebe's Farm
12
Granddaddy Lake
Container(s) Description
Box Folder
7 1
Elizabeth Noall
2
Charles Wilcox Family
3
Siblings and Grandchildren
4
Provo Canyon and Timpanogos
5
Automobiles

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormon Church--History--Photographs
  • Skis and skiing--Utah--Alberta--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • Noall, Matthew Fredrick, 1890-1977
  • Geographical Names :
  • Salt Lake City (Utah)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs
  • Colorado--Photographs
  • Utah--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Exterior views
  • Photographic prints--1920-1970
  • Portrait photographs--1920-1970