Cyrus (Cy) Edmund Napper, son of Charles and Susanna Napper, was born September 24, 1855 in Birmingham England. Cyrus came to Logan in 1873 and soon became involved in the drug business as a clerk. Around 1900 he opened his own drug store which had good success. In January of 1876 he married Mary Jane Hale, an early handcart pioneer of Cache Valley, originally from New Jersey. Cyrus and Mary Jane Napper were the parents of 10 children who reached adulthood: Charles Edmond, Doud Byron, Harry Felix, Eiffel May, William Roy, Marsden Mark, George Cyrus, Ruby Irene, Sidney Alfred and Russel Hale.
Harry Felix was born February 24, 1882. He was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad from 1906 to 1952 as a brakeman and conductor.
The Napper Family Photograph Collection consists of 216 images from the family of Cyrus E. and Mary Jane Napper. Most of the images were taken in Logan and Logan Canyon although a few appear to be from Salt Lake City. Included are photographs of: Downtown Logan, the Logan Temple, the Cache County Courthouse, the Hercules Power Plant, the Logan Tabernacle, Brigham Young College, the Woodruff School, Utah State University, the Cy Napper drug store, bridges, parades, and the Napper family (especially children and babies). The images were most likely taken by Harry Felix and his father Cyrus between 1895 and 1905. There are references to the Spanish American war of 1898. Although most of the photographs were not identified, Cyrus E., Mary Jane, Harry Felix, Doud Byron, Eiffel May and George C. are probably included in the collection.
Restrictions on Access : Restrictions
Open to public research. Nitrate negatives have been removed from this collection and placed in Cold Storage Box 4. Patrons must request to view these negatives 3 hours in advance.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 Napper family photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.Preferred Citation :
Napper family photograph collection, 1895-1905. (P0359). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.
Organized numerical by photo number.
Acquisition Information :
Harry Felix Napper gave the original negatives to his son Hale H. Napper who loaned them to USU art professor R.T. Clark for copying. After the death of Hale Napper, Mr. Clark deposited them with Special Collections and Paul Napper of Pocatello deeded them to the library.Processing Note :
Register completed by Aleene Jones, April 2007.
Detailed Description of the Collection