Mary Jane Mount Tanner photograph collection, 1837-1885

Overview of the Collection

Tanner, Mary Jane Mount
Mary Jane Mount Tanner photograph collection
1837-1885 (inclusive)
39 photographic prints
Collection Number
The Mary Jane Mount Tanner photograph collection contains images of Mary Jane Mount Tanner and her family. The collection also includes photographs of the homes of Annie Clark Tanner, Ezra and Susan Clark, and Ezra and Mary Clark.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

Telephone: 8015818863
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.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Mary Jane Mount Tanner was born in 1837 in Toledo, Ohio. From there she moved with her parents to Nauvoo, Illinois where she resided for four years. At the age of ten she crossed the plains with her parents and other Mormon pioneers to Salt Lake City. She married Myron Tanner, a polygamist, and together they had several children. She was a housewife, mother, settler of Provo, Utah, church worker, author and poet, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for her entire life.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Mary Jane Mount Tanner photograph collection contains images of Mary Jane and Myron Tanner, their parents, and their children.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library's Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms .

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Collection is arranged topically.

Processing Note

Processed by Multimedia Archives staff.

Separated Materials

Manuscript materials were transferred to the Mary Jane Mount Tanner papers (MS 0200).

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 Portraits of Mary Jane
  • 1: Mary Jane Mount Tanner
  • 2: Mary Jane Mount Tanner and Myron Tanner wedding photograph
  • 3: Mary Jane Mount Tanner, approximately 45 years old
  • 4: Mary Jane Mount Tanner
1 2 Myron Tanner
  • 5: Myron Tanner
  • 6: Myron Tanner, photo by G. Taylor
  • 7: Myron Tanner, photo by Morris and Co (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • 8: Myron Tanner, photo by Anderson (Provo, Utah)
  • 9: Myron Tanner
1 3 Parents of Mary Jane and Myron Tanner
  • 10: Tintype of Elizabeth Bessac Mount Pond Foote (1813-1875), mother of Mary Jane
  • 11: Tintype of Joseph Mount (1806-1876), father of Mary Jane
  • 12: Joseph Smith Tanner, Freeman E. Tanner, Seth U. Tanner, Myron Tanner, David Don Tanner, Louisa Marie Lyman, and Nathan Tanner. Circa 1896
1 4 Children of Mary Jane and Myron Tanner
  • 13: Joseph Marion Tanner (1859-1927), brother of Mary Elizabeth and Grace. Son of Myron and Mary Jane Tanner, photo by D. Lewis Bon Marghe and Photo Gallery (Logan, Utah)
  • 14: Mary Elizabeth (Bessie) Tanner Cragun Wilson Felt (1867-1941), photo by Daniels Photo (Provo, Utah)
  • 15: Bessie Tanner Cragun Wilson Felt, 18 years old, photo by T.E. Daniels Jr (Provo, Utah)
  • 16: Hattie Abott and Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Tanner Cragum Wilson Felt (1867-1941)
  • 17: Grace Tanner, Sarah Tanner, Bessie Tanner
  • 18: Grace Tanner
  • 19: Emma Maria Goodmanson Tanner
  • 20: Ann Crosby Tanner (second wife of Myron Tanner) negative only
1 5 Duplicates (removed)
1 6 Addendum
  • 21: Bertrand Amasa Tanner (1864-1931) and his first family. Samuel Elfriende, Emma Goodmanson, Bertrand Myron, Bertrand Amasa, Loren
  • 22: Martha Elizabeth Berry Tanner, second wife of Bertrand Amasa Tanner, with daughter Thelma Marie Tanner Aschliman Green, 1 year old. March 9, 1910
1 7 Homes
  • 23: Home of Ezra and Mary Clark
  • 24: Annie Clark Tanner's home in Farmington
  • 24a: Ezra and Susan Clark's home
1 8 materials related to book, A Mormon Mother
  • 25 : Sheldon. May 29, 1900
  • 26 : Myron. September 20, 1890
  • 27 : Herschel. June 8, 1893
  • 28 : Kiveland. June 18, 1898
  • 29 : Lois. May 6, 1902
  • 30 : Obert. September 20, 1904
  • 31 : Jennie. September 20, 1888
  • 32 : LeVinz. August 18, 1895
  • 33 : Anne Clark Tanner
  • 34 : Joseph Marion Tanner
  • 35 : A Mormon Mother book and related materials book display
  • 36 : A Mormon Mother book and related materials book display
  • 37 : Tanner Family group photo, 1891 See back for names.
  • 37a : photo of a painting of Anne Clark Tanner holding a book
  • artifact : A Mormon Mother book dust jacket
1 9 General
  • 38: Leonard E. Harrington. father of Jenny Tanner who was the first wife of Joseph Marion Tanner. Leonard was the first bishop of American Fork, photo by Savage and Ottinger (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Tanner, Mary Jane Mount