The Resource Emmeline B. Wells collection

Emmeline B. Wells collection

Label
Emmeline B. Wells collection
Title
Emmeline B. Wells collection
Title variation
Emmeline B. Wells additions to collection,
Title variation date
1842-1923
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The collection contains correspondence of Emmeline B. Wells, 1898-1923; papers and poems either by or about Emmeline B. Wells; a certificate to the Columbian Exposition in 1893; handwritten documents written by Emmeline B. Wells or family; priesthood blessings; photocopies of photographs; original and typescript of ledger book (Emmeline B. Wells' copy with marginal notes) recording Utah Suffrage Association membership and "Relief Society Minutes, Nauvoo, 1842-1844;" diaries of Emmeline B. Wells, 1 May 1875 - 14 October 1876, and 16 December 1883 - 29 January 1886; genealogical pencil records; original and color photocopy of verse book written for Emmeline B. Wells on her seventieth birthday; and original and color photocopy of "Songs and Flowers of the Wasatch," a book of verse presented at the World's Columbian Exposition (1893: Chicago) containing hand-painted watercolor illustrations. The collection is contained in three archival boxes
Biographical or historical data
Emmeline Blanche [Woodward] Wells was born 29 February 1828 at Petersham, Massachusetts to David Woodward and Deiadama Hare. She joined the LDS Church on her fourteenth birthday and then moved to Nauvoo, Illinois. She married James Harvey Harris, Newell K. Whitney, and Daniel Hanmer Wells. She played a major role nationally and internationally regarding the Church and women's suffrage. She served as the fifth president of the Relief Society, from 1910-1921. She died on 25 April 1921 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Cataloging source
UPB
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Emmeline B. Wells collection
Link
http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/2294/UPB_VMSS805
Instantiates
Carrier category
  • sheet
  • volume
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Cumulative index finding aids
Item-level inventory available online.
Extent
  • 3 boxes
  • (1.5 linear feet)
Governing access note
The originals of the diaries, the ledger book, and the verse books are restricted in their use due to their fragile condition. Photocopies are available for patron use
Immediate source of acquisition
Portia Whitmer (Delivered by Carol Cornwall Madsen).
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
The material in this collection was donated on 12 September 1995. The material remained with the descendants of Emmeline B. Wells and Carol Cornwall Madsen until being donated to the BYU library.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn370602498
Terms governing use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Emmeline B. Wells collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Label
Emmeline B. Wells collection
Link
http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/2294/UPB_VMSS805
Carrier category
  • sheet
  • volume
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Cumulative index finding aids
Item-level inventory available online.
Extent
  • 3 boxes
  • (1.5 linear feet)
Governing access note
The originals of the diaries, the ledger book, and the verse books are restricted in their use due to their fragile condition. Photocopies are available for patron use
Immediate source of acquisition
Portia Whitmer (Delivered by Carol Cornwall Madsen).
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
The material in this collection was donated on 12 September 1995. The material remained with the descendants of Emmeline B. Wells and Carol Cornwall Madsen until being donated to the BYU library.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn370602498
Terms governing use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Emmeline B. Wells collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

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