Guide to the Erastus G. Farmer papers,

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Farmer, Erastus G., 1861-1937
Title: Erastus G. Farmer papers
Dates: 1898-1922 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 251
Summary: This collection consists of 8 daybooks written by Erastus G. Farmer between the years 1898 and 1921. They contain information about his work and finances, but are mainly notes on LDS church meetings. The daybooks are arranged in roughly chronological order.
Repository: Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Contact Information: Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

Erastus G. Farmer was born in Florence, Nebraska in a covered wagon en-route to Salt Lake City on June 29, 1861. He lived most of his life in Idaho and was an active member of the LDS church, serving as a missionary, a bishop, and a high councilman for 10 years. He died on July 31, 1937.

Content Description

This collection consists of 8 day books written by Erastus G. Farmer between the years 1898 and 1921. They contain information about his work and finances, but are mainly notes on different LDS meetings (who spoke and what was said). The day books are arranged in roughly chronological order.

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 Erastus G. Farmer papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Erastus G. Farmer papers, 1898-1922. (COLL MSS 251) Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

Acquisition information is unknown

Detailed Description of the Collection

1 1 Daybook dated Unspecified year August 5 - January 31
1 2 Daybook dated 1898 January 9 - 1898 December 30
1 3 Daybook dated 1900 September 11 - 1901 November 4
1 4 Daybook dated 1901 November 4 - 1903 August 2
1 5 Daybook dated 1904 November 12 - 1911 March 4
1 6 Daybook dated 1911 April 29 - 1915 February 28
1 7 Daybook dated 1921 June 8 - August 14
1 8 Daybook dated 1917 January 8 - 1918 January 26


    • Personal Names :
    • Farmer, Erastus G., 1861-1937.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Mormon Church--Idaho--History--Sources.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Idaho--History--Sources.

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