Edward Bunker, Jr. Papers

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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

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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.

Biography

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

Subjects

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--Correspondence
Mormons--Economics
Mormons--Government
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

Genre

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


CONTAINER LIST

Box 1

Manuscripts and correspondence

 

HM 63428 [Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914]. Poem, The Devil to Pay n.d.

Location: [Bunkerville, Nev.]
 

HM 63429 Edward Bunker, [Sr.]. Autobiography [1 vol., typewritten transcript] [pre-1901]

 

HM 63430 Manuscript fragments n.d.

2 pieces
 

HM 63431 Manuscript notes n.d.

3 pieces
 

HM 63432 William V. Lay to Edward Bunker, [Jr., 1847-1914] 1879, July 19

Location: Santa Clara, Utah
 

HM 63433 D. W. Tullis to William Fream, 1854-1906 1879, Dec. 9

Location: Piute County, Utah
 

HM 63434 Bettie Gray, James W. and Matilda Loveless, Harrison McClellan, Thula McClellan to "Dear Aunt" 1881, Feb. 11-12

Location: Payson, Utah
 

HM 63435 George T. Gorman to Edward Bunker, [Jr., 1847-1914] 1881, Apr. 8

Location: Pioche, Nev.
 

HM 63436 Stephen A. Bunker to "Dear Brother" 1881, May 3

Location: Bunkerville, Nev.
 

HM 63437 James G. Bleak to Edward Bunker, [Jr., 1847-1914] 1882, May 26

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63438 John D. J. McAllister to "Dear Brethren" 1883, Sept. 18

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63439 Woolley, Lund and Judd to Edward Bunker, Jr. 1883, Dec. 26

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63440 John Findlay to Edward Bunker, [Jr., 1847-1914] 1884, Jan. 7

Location: Santa Clara, Utah
 

HM 63441 W. R. Strong and Co. to Edward Bunker, [Jr., 1847-1914] 1884, Jan. 28

Location: Sacramento, Calif.
 

HM 63442 Woolley, Lund and Judd to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1884, Feb. 8

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63443 Joseph C. Bentley to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1884, Feb. 13

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63444 Robert B. Gardner to Edward Bunker, [Jr., 1847-1914] [1884], Mar. 23

Location: Pine Valley, Utah
 

HM 63445 Lucius V. Peck to "Bro. Heber" [1884], Apr. 25

Location: Beaver Dam, [Ky.]
 

HM 63446 Easton Kelsey to Edward Bunker, [Jr., 1847-1914] 1884, May 17

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63447 Eliza B. McClellan to "Dear Sister!" 1884, May 22

Location: Payson, Utah
 

HM 63448 George Whitley to Edward Bunker, [Jr., 1847-1914] 1884, May 27

Location: Washington, Utah
 

HM 63449 L. John (Leonard John) Nuttall, 1834-1905 to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1884, June 11

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
 

HM 63450 Woolley, Lund and Judd to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1884, July 11

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63451 James G. Bleak to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1884, July 18

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63452 Eugene Howell to Edward Bunker, [Jr., 1847-1914] 1884, July 28

Location: Bristol, Nev.
 

HM 63453 James G. Bleak to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1884, July 29

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63454 Eugene Howell to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1884, Aug. 12

Location: Pioche, Nev.
 

HM 63455 James G. Bleak to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1884, Aug. 15

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63456 James G. Bleak to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1884, Aug. 15

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63457 John Monson to Edward Bunker, [Jr., 1847-1914] 1884, Sept. 2

Location: Overton, [Tex.]
 

HM 63458 James G. Bleak to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1884, Sept. 19

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63459 John D. J. McAllister to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1884, Oct. 20

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63460 Maggie Cragwn to John D. J. McAllister 1884, Nov. 6

Location: Mesquite, Nev.
 

HM 63461 John D. J. McAllister to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1885, Feb. 2

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63462 H. B. (Hiram B.) Clawson to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1885, Feb. 14

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
 

HM 63463 George to "My dear brother" 1885, Feb. 15

 

HM 63464 W R to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1885, Feb. 16

Location: Location: Pioche, Nev.
 

HM 63465 T. J. Osborne to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1885, Mar. 7

Location: Winslow, Ariz.
 

HM 63466 Henry Eyring, 1838-1901 to Edward Bunker, [Jr., 1847-1914] 1885, Mar. 20

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63467 Sarah J. Sprague to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1885, Nov. 22

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63468 Julia Maria Snow Cox Jones Sargent, 1849-1933 to "Brother and Sister Bunker" 1885, Apr. 17

Location: Overton, Nev.
 

HM 63469 Lewis Allen to Edward Bunker, [Jr., 1847-1914] 1885, May 6

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63470 Lewis Allen to Edward Bunker, [Jr., 1847-1914] 1885, June 3

Location: Camp Look Out, [Nev.]
 

HM 63471 John D. J. McAllister to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1885, June 18

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63472 John D. J. McAllister to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1885, June 18

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63473 H. W. Turner to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1885, Aug. 4

Location: Pioche, Nev.
 

HM 63474 William Hream to "Sir" 1885, Oct. 2

Location: Pinto, Utah
 

HM 63475 Frank R. Snow to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1885, Nov. 3

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63476 John D. J. McAllister to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1886, Feb. 20

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63477 Sarah J. Bay to Edward Bunker, [Jr., 1847-1914] 1886, Mar. 4

Location: Piute County, Utah
 

HM 63478 Sarah J. Bay to Edward Bunker, [Jr., 1847-1914] 1886, Apr. 4

Location: Piute County, Utah
 

HM 63479 F[rank] R. Snow to Edward Bunker, [Jr., 1847-1914] 1886, Apr. 23

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63480 Woolley, Lund and Judd to Edward Bunker, [Jr., 1847-1914] 1886, May 8

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63481 D Bouelli to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1886, May 24

Location: Rioville, [Nev.]
 

HM 63482 The Herald Co. to Edward Bunker, [Jr., 1847-1914] 1886, June 16

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
 

HM 63483 Frederick Blake to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1887, Feb. 21

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63484 John Roeder to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1890, Nov. 6

Location: Pioche, Nev.
 

HM 63485 John Roeder to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1891, Jan. 10

Location: Pioche, Nev.
 

HM 63486 Consolidated Implement Co. to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1891, Jan. 31

Location: Milford, Utah
 

HM 63487 W. J. Dooley to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1891, Nov. 28

Location: Pioche, Nev.
 

HM 63488 M. W. Hodkins (Firm) to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1891, Dec. 7

Location: West Oakland, Oakland, Calif.
 

HM 63489 Edward H. Snow to Edward Bunker, Jr. 1847-1914 1892, Feb. 18

Location: Saint George, Utah
 

HM 63490 Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 to "Dear Aunt" 1892, Apr. 8

Location: Bunkerville, Nev.
 

HM 63491 Brigham Young University to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1892, Dec. 12

Location: Provo, Utah
 

HM 63492 P Thomas to Edward Bunker, Jr., 1847-1914 1894, Feb. 19

Location:
Box 2

Organizational and financial records

Folder 1

Draft of Constitution of Bunkerville 1877, Jan. 1

Location: [Bunkerville, Nev.]
Folder 2

Papers re: administrative matters in Bunkerville 1878-1879, n.d.

6 pieces
Folder 3

Papers re: dispute between Myron Abbott and Dudley Leavitt over flour mill 1892, Nov. 8-10

Location: Bunkerville, Nev.

5 pieces
Folder 4

Papers re: the duties of a bishop n.d.

Location: [Bunkerville, Nev.]

2 pieces
Folder 5

Tithing receipts 1875-1890

Location: Saint George, Utah

14 pieces, with 1 envelope
Folder 6

Tithing receipts 1892

Location: Saint George, Utah

22 pieces, with 1 envelope
Folder 7

Tithing receipts 1893

Location: Saint George, Utah

20 pieces
Folder 8

State and County Tax for Lincoln County, Nevada [printed from, filled in] 1877-1881

Location: Bunkerville, Nev.

5 pieces
Folder 9

State and County Tax for Lincoln County, Nevada [printed form, filled in] 1882-1885

Location: Bunkerville, Nev.

7 pieces
Folder 10

State and County Tax for Lincoln County, Nevada [printed form, filled in] 1888-1889

Location: Bunkerville, Nev.

3 pieces
Folder 11

State and County Tax for Lincoln County, Nevada [printed form, filled in] 1891

Location: Bunkerville, Nev.

Number of pieces: 8 pieces
Folder 12

State and County Tax for Lincoln County, Nevada [printed form, filled in] 1892-1893

Location: Bunkerville, Nev.

Number of pieces: 11 pieces
Folder 13

Deseret News, receipts 1876-1877

2 pieces
Folder 14

Woolley, Lund and Judd, receipts 1879-1884, n.d.

Location: Saint George, Utah

6 pieces
Folder 15

Z.C. Rio Virgin Manufacturing Co., factory bills 1876-1878

Washington, Utah

7 pieces, with 1 envelope
Folder 16

Z.C. Rio Virgin Manufacturing Co., factory bill 1879

Washington, Utah

8 pieces, with 1 envelope
Folder 17

Z.C. Rio Virgin Manufacturing Co., factory bills 1880

Washington, Utah

13 pieces, with 1 envelope
Folder 18

Z.C. Rio Virgin Manufacturing Co., factory bills 1881

Washington, Utah

7 pieces, with 1 envelope
Folder 19

Papers and bills re: running the mail 1881-1884

Location: [Bunkerville, Nev.]

13 pieces
Folder 20

Papers re: cattle appraisal n.d.

Location: Santa Clara, Utah

3 pieces, with 1 envelope
Folder 21

Blacksmith and shoemaker bills 1877-1879

Location: Bunkerville, Nev.

4 pieces, with 1 envelope
Folder 22

Papers re: ditch work 1880, n.d.

Location: [Bunkerville, Nev.]

6 pieces, with 1 envelope
Folder 23

Papers re: wheat orders 1880

Location: Bunkerville, Nev.

9 pieces, with 1 envelope
Folder 24

Receipts for paid wheat orders 1878-1879

Location: Bunkerville, Nev.

9 pieces, with 1 envelope
Folder 25

Receipts for paid wheat orders 1880

Location: Bunkerville, Nev.

14 pieces
Folder 26

Financial papers 1875-1891

14 pieces