Scope and Content

Collection contains William H. Chamberlin Jr.'s correspondence and other papers relating to his family, missionary experiences, and educational endeavors. Also contains material relating to his wife Amelia C. Chamberlin, including correspondence between her parents George Q. Cannon and Martha Telle Cannon.

Included are letters and journal entries describing Chamberlin's mission to the Society Islands, 1897-1900.

Other letters from William H. and Amelia Chamberlin relate to his career as a professor at Brigham Young College in Logan and Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Also includes 1925 letters in tribute to William H. Chamberlin collected by his brother Ralph V. Chamberlin and a scrapbook containing letters and newspaper clippings. Educators who wrote letters include BYC president W. W. Henderson, BYU president Franklin S. Harris, E. E. Ericksen, Frank K. Seegmiller, H. C. Snell, and Joseph Peterson. Also included is a 1911 letter from Levi Edgar Young and a 1926 letter from David O. McKay.

Collection also includes William H. Chamberlin's patriarchal blessing, missionary certificate, philosophical writings, and published works. A Brigham Young College 1921 annual containing tributes to Chamberlin is also included.

A Chinese silk portrait of Ralph V. and Edith S. Chamberlin is also included in the collection.

Photographs received with this collection are cataloged as PH 9470.

William H. Chamberlin Jr. served as president of the Society Islands Mission, 1899-1900.

Arrangement of Materials


2 boxes

2 boxes

Linear Feet

Use and Access

Open to research.

Copyright expired for Cannon and Chamberlin-authored materials; copyright not transferred for other materials.

Preferred Citation

[Item description], William H. Chamberlin Jr. collection. Church History Library, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Chamberlin, William Henry 1870-1921
Language of the Materials
Access Restrictions
Open to research.
Alternate Finding Aids
Electronic Version
2 boxes
2 boxes

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