January 18, 2018

Marion Adaline Belnap Kerr Collection

The Marion Adaline Belnap Kerr Collection, housed with the Historical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, contains many important documents on the lives of Utah Pioneers Gilbert Belnap, Adaline Knight, Henrietta McBride, their descendants, and their ancestors.  Most of the materials in this collection once belonged to Hyrum Belnap, who inherited them from his parents, Gilbert Belnap and Adaline Knight.  Hyrum’s daughter, Marion Adaline Belnap Kerr, donated the materials to the LDS Church archives shortly before her death on 12 Apr 1972.  Included here are links to images of the original items from the entire collection.  The call number for this collection at the LDS Historical Department is MS 916.  The original “Register of the Marion Adaline Belnap Kerr Collection” was prepared by Max J. Evans of the LDS Church in January 1972. (Note that most individual items below are also listed with or linked to the respective individuals to whom they relate.)

Original Collection Register

Subsequent Collection Register

Gilbert Belnap’s Papers

Folder 1: Correspondence, 1856-1893

Folder 2: Diaries

Folder 3: Autobiographical Writings

Folder 4: Legal Papers, 1832-1882

Folder 5: Receipts and Bills, 1851-1888

Folder 6: Account Records

Folder 7: Church Records, 1858-1887

Folder 8: Military Muster Rolls, 1864

Hyrum Belnap’s Papers

Folder 9: Correspondence, 1889-1925

Folder 10: Synopsis of Debate, 1881

Folder 11: Miscellany, 1884-1922

  • Certification of Election of Hyrum Belnap as Weber County, UT Assessor and Collector on 4 Aug 1884; 3 Jan 1885 (item 1)
  • Chamber of Commerce, Railroads and Rates: Hyrum Belnap, Chairman; n.d. (item 2) [TO COME]
  • Receipt, University of Deseret, for tuition of Hyrum Belnap for $48; 7 Oct 1885 (item 3) [TO COME]
  • Zion’s Cooperative Mercantile Institution, Ogden, Utah, issued to Hyrum Belnap for $24; 29 Dec 1885 (item 4) [TO COME]
  • Stock Certificate, The Standard Publishing Company, issued to Hyrum Belnap for 20 shares; 8 Nov 1888 (item 5) [TO COME]
  • [repeat of item 2 above] (item 6) [TO COME]
  • Note concerning ordination of Hyrum Belnap to office of Seventy; 12 Feb 1922 (item 7) [TO COME]
  • Receipt, General Superintendency Y.M.M.I.A., issued to Hyrum Belnap for Improvement Era subscription for $2; 1 Oct 1897 (item 8) [TO COME]
  • Ogden Standard Examiner, “Statement Made on Prouty Case”; n.d. (item 9) [TO COME]
  • Affidavit of Almira Knight Stoddard Hanscom [typed copy]; 24 Jul 1908 (item 10) [TO COME]

Correspondence

Folder 12: Knight Family Letters, 1829-1845

Folder 13: Letters of Reuben McBride to his sister, Martha McBride Knight, 1877-1887

Folder 14: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1847-1893

Miscellaneous Papers

Folder 15: Belnap Family Genealogy Book

Folder 16: Family Genealogy

  • McBride-Mead Genealogy, handwriting of Martha McBride Knight [front and back]; late 1800s (item 1) [TO COME]
  • McBride Genealogy, handwriting of Martha McBride Knight [front and back]; late 1800s (item 2) [TO COME]
  • McBride Family Temple Ordinances Record, handwriting of Martha McBride Knight (hand-sewn) [front and back]; Oct 1877 (item 3) [TO COME]
  • Letter (portion) from/to unknown; n.d. (item 4) [TO COME]
  • Letter from Reuben McBride to Henrietta McBride Belnap, Fillmore, Millard County, UT, regarding McBride family temple ordinances [pages 1-8]; 3 Feb 1880 (item 5) [TO COME]
  • ____ (item 6) [TO COME]
  • ____ (item 7) [TO COME]
  • ____ (item 8) [TO COME]
  • ____ (item 9) [TO COME]
  • ____ (item 10) [TO COME]
  • ____ (item 11) [TO COME]
  • ____ (item 12) [TO COME]
  • ____ (item 13) [TO COME]
  • ____ (item 14) [TO COME]
  • ____ (item 15) [TO COME]

Folder 17: Papers, 1830-1884

Folder 18: History of the Fourth Ward Primary Association

Folder 19: Excerpts from Evan M. Green’s Journal, 1833

Folder 20: Correspondence, 1940-1962

Folder 21: Family Histories, 1927-1970

Folder 22: Family Mementoes, 1901-1964

  • Card from Walter A. Kerr to “Dear Father” from Breslau, Germany; 19 Mar 1901 (item 1) [TO COME]
  • Liberty Song Book, War Camp Community Service (item 2) [TO COME]
  • Text to song, “Ye Sons and Daughters of Father Lehi,” by George Ellis Belnap; 1960 (item 3) [TO COME]
  • Ogden Standard Examiner, “Belnap Writes Hooper History”; 24 Jul 1927 (item 4) [TO COME]
  • [same as item 4 above–photocopy] (item 4a) [TO COME]
  • Ogden Standard Examiner, “Hyrum Belnap, At 75, Recalls Pioneer Days”; 26 Mar 1933 (item 5) [TO COME]
  • [same as item 5 above–photocopy] (item 5a) [TO COME]
  • Open House Invitation, 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Belnap; 26 Aug 1962 (item 6) [TO COME]

Folder 23: Belnap Family Organization Papers, 1939

  • By-Laws of the Belnap and or Belknap Surname Organization, drafted by Judge Hyrum Adolphus Belnap, adopted Fall 1939, Franklin, ID; Fall 1939 (item 1) [TO COME]
  • Resolution from Wilford Belnap addressed to the Gilbert Belnap Family Organization concerning “Operational Procedure” n.d. (item 2) [TO COME]
  • [same as item 2 above] n.d. (item 3) [TO COME]

Folder 24: Miscellany

  • Spencer Family Pedigree Chart (item 1) [TO COME]
  • List of Correspondents on Belnap Genealogy, handwriting of Flora Belnap n.d. (item 2) [TO COME]
  • ____ (item 3) [TO COME]
  • ____ (item 4) [TO COME]
  • ____ (item 5) [TO COME]
  • ____ (item 6) [TO COME]
  • ____ (item 7) [TO COME]

Folder 25: Indenture, 1832 Jan 13

 

Last update:  24 Mar 2016