Joel H. Child Scrapbook, 1897-1961  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Joel H. Child (1840-1912)
Joel H. Child Scrapbook
1897-1961 (inclusive)
0.25 linear feet, (1 volume)
Collection Number
MSS 005
Scrapbook of poetry written by Joel H. Child of rural Utah near the turn of the 19th Century.
Boise State University Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
1910 University Drive
Boise ID
Telephone: 208-426-3958
Access Restrictions

Collection is available for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Joel Hoskins Child was born April 1, 1840 in Athens County, Ohio. His family moved first to Illinois and then settled in Utah, removing to Moroni, Utah in 1859. Mr. Child purchased a 95-acre sheep farm in Chester, Sanpete County, Utah in 1876, later serving as Justice of the Peace. Joel H. Child also served as a drummer in the Utah Territorial Army. He married Swedish immigrant Cherste (Christy) Olson in 1866 and they had thirteen children, ten of whom survived into adulthood. Joel H. Child died on January 21, 1912 in Chester, Utah.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Poems of Joel H. Child about Utah and on patriotic or political themes and a poem about Mount Pleasant, Ohio. The scrapbook also includes short essays, published letters pertaining to local events, and home remedies for blood poisoning and scarlet fever.

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Preferred Citation

[item description], Joel H. Child Scrapbook, Box [number] Folder [number], Boise State University Special Collections and Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Chester (Utah)
  • Moroni (Utah)
  • Poetry
  • Poetry--Utah
  • Sanpete County (Utah)