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mssHM 63538-63606  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information
  • Arrangement
  • Related Materials

  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
    Title: William Perry Nebeker papers
    Creator: Nebeker, William Perry, 1836-1910
    Identifier/Call Number: mssHM 63538-63606
    Physical Description: 1.50 Linear Feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1867-1888
    Abstract: Papers of Mormon pioneer William Perry Nebeker.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. William Perry Nebeker papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from Adele Parks, March 1950.

    Biographical / Historical

    William Perry Nebeker (1836-1910) was born on September 5, 1836 in Butler, Ohio, the son of John Nebeker and Lurena Fitzgerald. In 1847, Nebeker and his family came west to Utah. In 1870 Nebeker married Sarah Ivins McKean (1849-1880). They settled in Laketown, located in the northern part of Utah near Bear Lake. Sarah Nebeker died in 1880 and Nebeker married Phoebe Stafford Tingey in 1885. Nebeker died in Salt Lake City in 1910.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists mostly of the family correspondence of William Perry Nebeker. Much of the correspondence deals with family affairs and the acquiring of provisions, but also covers subjects related to Mormons as a whole. These subjects include politics and the United Order. Of note is a letter from William Clayton and letters regarding the divorce of Frederick Kesler and the imprisonment of George Q. Cannon for polygamy. In the collection Sarah Ivins McKean is represented as both an author and addressee and Theodore McKean as an addressee.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Mitchell W. K. Toda in April 2002. In 2022, Brooke M. Black created a finding aid.


    Arranged alphabetically.

    Related Materials

    Related to the Manuscripts Department's Mormon file, c.1805-1995.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Mormon Church -- United Order
    Mormons -- Archival resources
    Mormons -- Correspondence
    Mormons -- Economics
    Mormons -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
    Mormons -- Law and legislation
    Mormons -- Social conditions
    Mormons -- Social life and customs
    Mormons -- Utah -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
    Polygamy -- Utah -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
    Utah -- Description and travel
    Letters (correspondence) -- Utah -- 19th century
    Cannon, George Q. (George Quayle), 1827-1901
    Clayton, William, 1814-1879
    Kesler, Frederick, 1816-1899
    McKean, Theodore, 1829-1897
    Nebeker, Sarah Ivins McKean, 1849-1880