Guide to the Charles W. Fox papers,
1859-1879

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Fox, Charles Wilson, 1823-1880
Title: Charles W. Fox papers
Dates: 1859-1879 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 13 volumes, 4 folders (3 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 66
Summary: Thirteen bound handwritten volumes dealing with the businesses and societies that Fox was involved in. Represented are the Franklin Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), including a cash book (1873), tithing records (1859-1865, 1870-1871), and an account book (1877); the Franklin Cooperative Mercantile Institution, including work records (1868-1874), account book (1869), and a cash book (1873); and a personal diary of daily farm routine and church service (1865-1867). Four folders hold receipts, legal papers, and some miscellaneous personal items. Also included are some home remedies and folk medicine recipes.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-1663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

Farmer, mail carrier, director of Franklin Co-op.

Content Description

Thirteen bound handwritten volumes dealing with the businesses and societies that Fox was involved in. Represented are the Franklin Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), including a cash book (1873), tithing records (1859-1865, 1870-1871), and account book (1877); the Franklin Cooperative Mercantile Institution, including work records (1868-1874), account book (1869), and a cash book (1873); and a personal diary of daily farm routine and church service (1865-1867). Four folders hold receipts, legal papers, and some miscellaneous personal items. Also included are some home remedies and folk medicine receipies.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Charles W. Fox papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Charles W. Fox papers, 1859-1879. (COLL MSS 66). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged in numeric sequence according to book or folder number.

Acquisition Information :  

Deposit from the Cache Valley Historical Society; 1956.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Book 1: Memorandum recording labor and tithing records for ward 1859-1865
Book 2: Franklin Branch clerk's record book 1860-1867
Book 3: Personal diary of daily farm routine and church service 1865-1867
Book 4: Record of work at Franklin Co-op; construction of meeting house; and finances of the Franklin Ward 1868-1874
Book 5: Account book listing stock held in the Franklin Co-op, the Utah Central Railroad, the Utah Northern Railroad, the Bridgeport Bridge and Mink Creek Mining Company
Also included are home remedies and folk medicine recipes.
1869-1877
Book 6: Franklin Co-op account book 1869
Book 7: Tithing record for Franklin Ward 1870-1871
Book 8: Franklin Ward Treasurer's account book 1871-1878
Book 9: Memorandum book recording labor and materials for the City Ditch and work on the Logan Temple 1871-1878
Book 10: Franklin Co-op cash book 1873
Book 11: Franklin Ward temple donations 1877
Book 12: Miscellaneous accounts both personal and church related 1878-1879
Book 13: Record book for church service and tithing 1879
Folder
1 Receipts
2 Legal papers - deeds, agreements, etc
3 Patriarchal blessing and personal misc
4 Miscellaneous

Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Franklin Ward.  ( contributor)
    • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Franklin Ward--Records and correspondence.
    • Franklin Cooperative Mercantile Institution (Franklin, Idaho)  ( contributor)
    • Franklin Cooperative Mercantile Institution (Franklin, Idaho)--Records and correspondence.
    • Personal Names :
    • Fox, Charles Wilson, 1823-1880.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Mormons--Idaho--Franklin County--Archives.
    • Traditional medicine--Idaho--Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.
    • United orders (Mormon Church)--Idaho--Franklin--Records and correspondence.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Franklin County (Idaho)--History.

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