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Inventory of the Howard O. Spencer Correspondence
MC254  
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  • Creator: Spencer, Howard O.
    Title: Howard O. Spencer Correspondence
    Date (inclusive): 1874-1886
    Extent: 0.2 linear feet
    Abstract: Howard O. Spencer (1838-1918) served as a Mormon missionary in England and was an early settler of the town of Orderville, Utah. The collection contains eighteen letters, the majority of which are written by Spencer to his family while he was serving as a missionary in England. Also included is one letter written to Spencer by Brigham Young Jr. while Young was in England. The letters discuss Spencer's life in England, family news, and religion.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: MC254
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Howard Orson Spencer was born on June 16, 1838 to Orson and Catherine Curtis Spencer in Middlefield, Massachusetts.
    He served as a Mormon missionary in England from 1869-1870 and 1877-1879. According to his sister's book, Life Sketches of Orson Spencer: "In the Fall of 1874, he [Howard] was called by President Young to go to Long Valley in the southern part of Utah and preside. The next spring the people there commenced to live in the United Order, from which the settlement dervied the name Orderville."
    Howard Spencer had several wives. He was married in 1860 to Louisa Cross (1841- ), married in 1875 to Percis Ann Brown (1857- ), and married in 1877 to Asenath Emmeline Carling (1858-1924).
    He passed away on March 4, 1918.
    Source:
    Rogers, Aurelia Read Spencer. Life Sketches of Orson Spencer And Others And History of Primary Work. [Salt Lake City]: G. Q. Cannon, 1898.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains eighteen letters, the majority of which are written by Howard Spencer to his family while he is serving as a missionary in England. Also included is one letter written to Spencer by Brigham Young Jr. while Young was in England. The letters discuss Spencer's life in England, family news, and religion.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in three series: 1. Outgoing, 2. Incoming, 3. Third Party.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Spencer, Howard O.--Correspondence
    Young, Brigham, 1836-1903--Correspondence
    Mormon Church--History
    Kane County (Utah)--History

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection.

    Acquisition Information

    Extracted from D-016, Mining Records Collection in 2013.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Howard O. Spencer Correspondence, MC254, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.