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Edward Bunker, Jr. Papers
mssHM 63428-63492  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edward Bunker, Jr. Papers
    Dates: 1875-1894
    Collection Call Number: mssHM 63428-63492
    Creator: Bunker, Edward, Jr., 1847-1914
    Extent: 2 boxes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2203
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: manuscripts@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: This collection consists of correspondence and papers regarding Edward Bunker, Jr. (1847-1914) and his duties as a Mormon bishop of Bunkerville, Nevada.
    Language of Material: The records are in English.

    Administration Information


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site .

    Publication Rights

    In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edward Bunker, Jr. Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased from Loren Leavitt, April 4, 1945.
    Gift of Juanita Brooks, June 28, 1944.


    Edward Bunker, Jr. was born in Garden Grove, Iowa. The oldest of thirteen children, his parents were Edward Bunker, Sr. and Emily Abbott. His father became a Mormon in April of 1845 and Edward Bunker, Jr. followed his father into the Mormon lifestyle. He married Arminta Araminta Zerasa McClellan on November 28, 1870 and had 13 children. In 1877, Edward Bunker, Sr. and his family, along with several other Mormon families, established Bunkerville in the southern part of Nevada. Located along the Virgin River in Long Valley, Bunkerville was established upon the principles of the United Order. Edward Bunker, Jr. was ordained as a bishop and oversaw many of the financial, church-related, and day-to-day business in Bunkerville.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of correspondence and papers regarding Edward Bunker, Jr. (1847-1914) and his duties as a Mormon bishop of Bunkerville, Nevada. People such as H.B. (Hiram B.) Clawson, Henry Eyring (1838-1901), and L. John (Leonard John) Nuttall (1834-1905) are represented in the collection.
    There are papers regarding the establishment of the United Order in Bunkerville, the duties of a bishop, dispute resolutions, the running of the mail, food and livestock, digging of an irrigation canal, taxes in Nevada, tithing receipts, and other financial records and bills.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Bunker, Edward, Jr., 1847-1914


    Clawson, H. B.(Hiram B.)
    Eyring, Henry, 1838-1902
    Nuttall, L. John (Leonard John), 1834-1905
    Mormon Church--Bishops
    Mormon Church--Colonization--Nevada
    Mormon Church--Finance
    Mormon Church--Government--History--19th century
    Mormon Church--United Order
    Mormons--Archival resources
    Mormons--History--19th century--Sources
    Mormons--Nevada--History--19th century
    Mormons--Social conditions
    Mormons--Social life and customs
    Mormons--Utah--History--19th century
    Nevada--Description and travel
    Utah--Description and travel
    Virgin River


    Letters (correspondence)--Nevada--19th century
    Letters (correspondence)--Utah--19th century