Mathew McCullough Forster (not to be confused with his first cousin Mathew A. Forster who was also a photographer in Mendon) was born on March 29, 1860, in Mendon, Utah. He was said to have been the second child born in Mendon. He served on a mission for the LDS Church to Great Britain from 1899-1901. Upon his return he was engaged as the postmaster of Mendon and as a photographer. He also served as a counselor in the Y.M.M.I.A., and was elected Secretary of the city of Mendon in 1913. Sometime after 1913, however, he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah and worked as a street car motor man. Forster returned to Mendon when he retired. He died in 1935. He was married to Carrie M. Sorenson, but the two apparently did not have children.
The Mathew Forster photograph collection consists of a photograph album of images probably taken just before Forster left on his LDS mission in 1899. The photographs consist of Salt Lake City views, agricultural scenes around Mendon, and members of the Forster family.
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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. Copies are available in box 1.
Restrictions on Access : Restrictions
No restrictions on use except: not available through interlibrary loan.Restrictions on Use : Copyright
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the Mathew M. Forster Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.Alternative Forms Available :
View selected digitized images from the Mathew M. Forster photograph collectionPreferred Citation :
Initial Citation: P0010; Mathew M. Forster Photograph Collection; Photograph Collections; Utah State University Special Collections and Archives, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University.
Following Citations: P0010, USUSC.
Arranged in successive numeric sequence according to box and item
Processing Note :
Processed in April of 2001Acquisition Information :
The photographs in the album were transferred to the Merrill Library by Bob Hall around 1967. Before that they were stored at the Forster Hotel in Mendon.Acquisition Information :
The photographs in the album were transferred to the Merrill Library by Bob Hall around 1967. Before that they were stored at the Forster Hotel in Mendon.Related Materials :
Researchers should see also the collection of Mathew McCullough Forster papers, MS240.
Detailed Description of the Collection