Utah State University. Merrill-Cazier Library. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu



Guide to the Thatcher family photograph collection, 1870-1972


USU_P0036





Finding aid created by Peter Schmidt, January 1998, and revised by Daniel Davis, January 2004.

Machine-readable finding guide converted from markup derived via template in Altova XMLSpy; markup checked and completed by Todd Welch., May 25, 2008.
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Overview of the Collection

 
Repository Name:
 

Utah State University. Merrill-Cazier Library. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

 
Collection Number:
 

USU_P0036

 
Creator:
 

Utah State University. Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

 
Title:
 

Thatcher family photograph collection

 
Dates:
 

1870-1972 (inclusive)
1890-1960 (bulk)

 
Quantity:
 

4 boxes
2.5 linear ft.

 
Languages:
 

Collection materials are in English. 

 
Summary:
 

146 photographs, including studio portraits, many of which are carte-de-visites and cabinet cards, of the Thatcher family (including Moses Thatcher, Jr., Moses Thatcher, Sr., Moses Thatcher, III, Leora Thatcher, Letitia Ann Thatcher, Helen Thatcher Woodruff, and Ida Thatcher Reese), a camping trip in Logan Canyon, and the 1897 Semi-Centennial Jubilee parade in Salt Lake City.

 

Arrangement

Organized numerically by photo number.

Content Description

The Thatcher Family collection consists of 146 images including studio portraits, many of which are carte-de-visites and cabinet cards, of the Thatcher family (including Moses Thatcher, Jr., Moses Thatcher, Sr., Moses Thatcher, III, Leora Thatcher, Letitia Ann Thatcher, Helen Thatcher Woodruff, and Ida Thatcher Reese), a camping trip in Logan Canyon, and the 1897 Semi-Centennial Jubilee parade in Salt Lake City.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information 

These photos were removed from the Moses Thatcher Sr. Papers, COLL MSS 22 and the Thatcher Family Papers, COLL MSS 93. Those collections were donated by members of the Thatcher family including Leora Thatcher.

Processing Note 

A small number of photographs from the collection were removed and mounted in the regular photograph file. These were group photos rather than portrait style prints and were not held in any original mountings. A large bundle of negatives was also donated and those of interest have been printed and are mounted in the U.S.U. historical photo-board files. Register completed by Peter Schmidt, January 1998, and revised by Daniel Davis, January 2004.

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 Thatcher family photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation 

Thatcher family photograph collection, 1870-1972. (P0036). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Related Information

Related Materials 

Thatcher Brothers Banking recordsCOLL MS 3

Moses Thatcher Sr. papersCOLL MS 22

Thatcher Family papersCOLL MS 93

Subjects

Thatcher, Ida--Portraits.
Thatcher, Leora, b. 1894--Portraits.
Thatcher, Lettie Ann, 1891-1967--Portraits.
Thatcher, Martha Eunice, 1900-1932--Portraits.
Thatcher, Moses, 1842-1909--Portraits.
Thatcher, Moses, 1869-1944--Portraits.
Thatcher, Moses, 1908---Portraits.
Thatcher, Sarah Catherine Hopkins (Caddie), 1868-1953--Portraits.
Woodruff, Helen Thatcher, 1897-1997--Portraits.
Thatcher family--Portraits.
Utah Semi-Centennial Jubilee (1897 : Salt Lake City, Utah)--Photographs.
Camping--Utah--Logan Canyon--Photographs.

Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Thatcher Family photographs

box 2. Removed from photograph album in box 4. Includes photos of Sarah "Caddie" Hopkins Thatcher as a girl, a carte de visite of Moses Thatcher, Sr., and Moses Thatcher, Jr., and several photographs of the children of Moses Thatcher, Jr.


Phase box with 9 cabinet card studio portraits (2:17-2:25), labeled "Thatcher and Young Family Photographs - Caine." First card does not have an image but is labeled, "In Loving Remembrance of Mrs. Alley Thatcher, Died January 8, 1889. Aged 80 years."
 
 
Container(s)
Description
Dates
 
box
1


1:01a-c:   Apostle Moses Thatcher, Sr
 
 
 


1:02:   Apostle Moses Thatcher, Sr
 
 


1:03:   Letitia "Lettie" (Celestia) Ann Farr Thatcher. She was the wife of Apostle Moses Thatcher, Sr
 
 
 


1:04:   Vida Thatcher Squires. Vida Thatcher Squires was a daughter of Apostle Moses Thatcher, Sr. and Letitia Farr Thatcher
  1912.
 


1:05:   Vida Thatcher Squiresat 73 years old. Photo taken in
  1957.
 


1:06:   Boyd Squires. Boyd Squires was a son of Vida Thatcher Squires and Dr. Wm. Alonso Squires. Photo taken in
  1924.
 


1:07:   Preston A. Thatcher and George Dunbar. Preston Thatcher was a son of Apostle Moses Thatcher, Sr., and Letitia Farr Thatcher
 
 


1:08:   Lee and Preston Thatcher. Lee and Preston Thatcher were sons of Apostle Moses Thatcher, Sr., and Letitia Farr Thatcher
 
 


1:09:   Lee Thatcher, five years old
 
 


1:10:   Sarah "Caddie" Hopkins Thatcher. Sarah Thatcher was the wife of Moses Thatcher, Jr
 
 


1:11:   Lettie Ann Thatcher. Lettie Ann Thatcher was a daughter of Moses Thatcher, Jr. and Sarah "Caddie" Hopkins Thatcher
 
 


1:12:   Lettie Ann Thatcher, about three years old
 
 


1:13:   Lettie Ann Thatcher
 
 


1:14:   Lettie Ann Thatcher, about 16 years of age
 
 


1:15:   Lettie Ann Thatcher
 
 


1:16:   Lettie Ann Thatcher
 
 


1:17a-b:   Lettie Ann Thatcher, 2 identical views
 
 


1:18a-b:   Leora Thatcher, about 5 months old, 2 identical views. Leora Thatcher was a daughter of Moses Thatcher, Jr. and Sarah "Caddie" Hopkins Thatcher
 
 


1:19:   Leora Thatcher
 
 


1:20:   Leora Thatcher, negative available
  1913.
 


1:21a-e:   Color snapshots of Leora Thatcher and other cast members in the U.S.U. production "Jane" in
  1953.
 


1:22. :  Leora Thatcher with grandnieces and nephews at Lagoon Amusement Park in 1957. She was performing in the play "Music Man" there that summer
  1957.
 


1:23:   Color photo of Leora Thatcher in costume for her part in the production "Fanny" in
  1957.
 


1:24:   Color photo of Leora Thatcher as Mrs. Peru in the production "Music Man,"
  ca. 1960.
 


1:25a-f:   Color snapshots taken at the Pioneer Memorial Theatre on
  October 29, 1976.
 
Leora was inducted into the Utah Theatre Hall of Fame.
 


1:26:   Helen Thatcher. Helen Thatcher was a daughter of Moses Thatcher, Jr., and Sarah "Caddie" Hopkins Thatcher
 
 


1:27:   Helen Thatcher Woodruff and her daughter Katherine Woodruff
 
 


1:28:   Helen Thatcher Woodruff
 
 


1:29:   Helen Thatcher Woodruff
 
 


1:30a-b:   Charles W. Woodruff and his son Charles W. Woodruff, Jr., husband and son of Helen Thatcher Woodruff
 
 


1:31a-b:   Martha Eunice Thatcher, 1925 and 1930. Martha Eunice Thatcher was a daughter of Moses Thatcher, Jr., and Sarah "Caddie" Hopkins Thatcher
  1925 and 1930
 


1:32a-b:   Martha Egan and Martha Eunice Thatcher
 
 


1:33:   Ida Thatcher. Ida Thatcher was a daughter of Moses Thatcher, Jr., and Sarah "Caddie" Hopkins Thatcher
 
 


1:34:   Ida Thatcher. Ida was 16 or 17 years old
 
 


1:35:   Ida Thatcher Reese, 2 different sized but identical views
 
 


1:36a-e:   Moses Thatcher, III, two or three years old. Moses Thatcher, III was a son of Moses Thatcher, Jr., and Sarah "Caddie" Hopkins Thatcher
 
 


1:37:   Moses Thatcher, III, and Moses Thatcher, Jr. Photo taken in
  March, 1944.
 


1:38:   Captain Moses Thatcher, III
 
 


1:39:   Moses Thatcher, III
  ca. 1965.
 


1:40:   Moses Thatcher, III, and his wife Glade Thatcher
 
 


1:41a-b:   Lettie Ann Thatcher, left, and Leora Thatcher, right. Daughters of Moses Thatcher, Jr., and Sarah "Caddie" Hopkins Thatcher
  1894.
 


1:42:   Left to right- Lettie Ann Thatcher, Helen Thatcher, Leora Thatcher. Daughters of Moses Thatcher, Jr., and Sarah "Caddie" Hopkins Thatcher
  ca. 1898.
 


1:43:   Left to right- Lettie Ann Thatcher, Leora Thatcher, Helen Thatcher, and Martha Thatcher
  1900.
 


1:44:   John Carlisle
 
 


1:45:   Dean Bumhall
  1964
 


1:46a-c:   3 views of unidentified people. One is probably a picture of a missionary companion or friend of Moses Thatcher, Jr., while he served a mission in England in
  1891-1892.
 
1:46a might be Ida Apperly.
 
2

2:01:   Sarah Catherine Hopkins Thatcher holding Lettie
  1891.
 


2:02a-b:   Helen Thatcher
 
 


2:03:   Martha Eunice Thatcher
 
 


2:04:   Ida & Martha Thatcher
 
 


2:05:   Ida Thatcher
 
 


2:06:   Ida & Moses Thatcher, ages 6 and 4
  1910.
 


2:07-2:11:   Catherine Hopkins Thatcher, photographed by T.B. Cardon and C.R. Savage
 
 


2:12:   Sarah Catherine, David R. Hopkins
 
 


2:13:   Moses Thatcher Jr.
  ca. 1870.
 


2:14:   Moses Thatcher Jr., taken while on a mission to England
  1895.
 


2:15-16:   Snapshots of Moses Thatcher's home in Logan, Utah
  June 1981.
 


2:17:   "Dearest Mother, Taken 1896," photographed by Thomas and Odell, Logan, Utah
  1896.
 


2:18:   Wilard Young, photographed by Pach Bro's, New York
 
 


2:19:   D. Young, hotographed by C.R. Savage, Salt Lake City
 
 


2:20:   Joseph Young, photographed by C.R. Savage
 
 


2:21:   Richard W. Young, photographed by Dana Portraits, New York City
 
 


2:22:   Mrs. Richard W. Young, photographed by Dana Portraits, New York City
  Sept. 8th, 1885.
 


2:23:   William Preston, photographed by C.R. Savage, Salt Lake City
 
 


2:24:   John Young, photographed by Wilson, photographer, Bridgeport, Conn
 
 


2:25:   Unidentified man, photographed by Shipler and Son, Salt Lake City
 

 

Thatcher Family photograph album. Photos 1-34 of Utah Semi-Centennial Jubilee, Salt Lake City, July 20-25, 1897.

For a description of the parades which comprised the Jubilee, see, Program of the Utah Pioneer Jubilee, July 20th to 24th 1897.
 
 
Container(s)
Description
Dates
 
box
3


3:01:   Main Street, looking North from rooftop. Parade in progress
 
 


3:02:   Beauty Float
 
 


3:03:   Counter March on Main Street. Parade moving south on west side of street, adverting and moving north on east side
 
 


3:04:   Basket of Flowers
 
 


3:05:   Main Street looking south before the parade
 
 


3:06:   Cache County Float
 
 


3:07:   Section of Main Street showing crowds lined up to watch the parade
 
 


3:08:   "Anticipation more than realization" attendants holding horses pulling float, waiting for parade to begin
 
 


3:09:   Main Street
 
 


3:10:   Silk Worm Float
 
 


3:11:   Main Street Looking North (similar to photo 3:01)
 
 


3:12:   box Elder County Float
 
 


3:13:   Pioneer Procession. Main Street
 
 


3:14:   "The Grotto" float passing before Salt Lake Herald Building
 
 


3:15:   "Utah" float
 
 


3:16:   ZCMI float
 
 


3:17:   Main Street-looking north, parade in progress
 
 


3:18:   Cache County Float, view from the front
 
 


3:19:   Beauty Float, another view of 3:02
 
 


3:20:   Knights of Pythias band
 
 


3:21:   Beehive float
 
 


3:22:   Main Street-looking north
 
 


3:23:   Main Street-looking north
 
 


3:24:   "Serpent at Bay."
 
 


3:25:   Main Street-looking south
 
 


3:26:   Lake Serpent
 
 


3:27:   Section of Main Street during Parade
 
 


3:28:   "Beauty Float."
 
 


3:29:   Main Street-looking north
 
 


3:30:   Section of Main Street taken from second story window
 
 


3:31:   Section of Main Street taken from second story window
 
 


3:32:   view of Children's Parade
 
 


3:33:   Bridger' s Cabin-1838 (sic)
 
 


3:34:   Main Street, looking north from Second South
 
 


3:35-48:   Photos of Apostle Thatcher's camp in Logan Canyon. Includes images of tents, horseback riding, butterfly collecting, and the Logan River
 
 
4

Empty Album
 
 
See box 2 for photographs.
 


4:01:   Hand colored reproduction of a woman, man, and baby with "Compliments of Thatcher Coal Co., Logan, Utah" written in corner
 
 


4:02a-b:   Leticia Ann Thatcher Ryan
  ca. 1960.
 


4:03:   Katherine Helen Woodruff
  ca. 1950.