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Joseph C. Loughran Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Joseph C. Loughran Collection
    Dates: c.1844-1953
    Bulk dates: 1864-1946
    Collection Number: Consult repository
    Creator: Loughran, Joseph C.
    Extent: c.340 items
    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: The collection consists of correspondence, essays, bibliographical notes, bound volumes, and ephemera either pertaining to or collected by Joseph C. Loughran. The majority of the items relate to Utah history from the 1860s to the 1940s and focus on Weber County, particularly the Ogden area.
    Language of Material: The records are in English.

    Administration Information

    Access

    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to the following website .

    Publication Rights

    In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Joseph C. Loughran collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased from Louis J. Loughran with a collection of printed books and pamphlets in October 1960 and transferred to the Manuscripts Department in 1974. For more information on the printed material, please contact the Huntington's Rare Books Department.

    Biography

    Joseph Clarence Loughran was born in Saunders County, Nebraska, on July 26, 1873. His parents were Joseph Fox Loughran (1850-1938), a native of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, and English immigrant Margaret Hayes. Loughran served with the Utah Light Artillery, Battery C, during the Spanish-American War. After settling in Utah he worked as a railway carman. He married Mildred Luciel Toyer (1884-1974), the widow of Hyrum Harper (1880-1919), sometime after 1919. Loughran died in Ogden, Utah, on May 17, 1957.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of correspondence, essays, bibliographical notes, bound volumes, and ephemera either pertaining to or collected by Joseph C. Loughran. The majority of the items relate to Utah history from the 1860s to the 1940s and focus on Weber County, particularly the Ogden area. Items of note include genealogy records for the Fuller, Jacobs-Huntington, Hansen, and Young families; extensive bibliographical records related to Mormon history; a book of poetry and essays by Reba B. Pratt (1880); a book of annotated newspaper clippings by Mormon dissenter Lamoni Call; shopkeeper’s day books and account books kept in Ogden from the 1860s-1880s and which feature entries for Lorin Farr, Edwin Smout, George Lake, Seth M. Blair, R.D. Sprague, H.B. Scovill, and others; a wage and account book for Ogden gravedigger Joseph Compton (1880-1883); a record of temple work in Ogden (c.1921-1922); record books of the Primary Association of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 11th Ward, Logan Stake, Utah (1931-1934); and a record book from the Ancient Order of United Workmen, Hall Fidelity Lodge No.3 of Ogden (1894-1900).

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in 8 boxes: 1) Correspondence, essays, and miscellaneous manuscripts, c.1884-1952; 2) Notes and ephemera, c.1866-1953; 3) Mormon History bibliography; 4) Mormon history bibliography volumes, c.1871-1934; 5) Bibliographical notes and genealogical records, c.1871-1932; 6) Miscellaneous small volumes, c.1870-1944; 7) Miscellaneous volumes, 1864-1922; and 8) Miscellaneous volumes, c.1931-1944. There is also one oversize volume. Each box is arranged chronologically.
    A detailed container list is available through the Manuscripts Department.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Call, Lamoni.
    Farr, Lorin.
    Loughran, Joseph C.

    Corporate Names

    Ancient Order of United Workmen.
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association.
    Primary Association (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

    Subject

    Gravediggers.
    Mormon Church--History--19th century.
    Mormon Church--History--20th century.
    Mormons--Bibliography.
    Mormons--Genealogy.
    Mormons--Poetry.
    Railroads employees--Utah.
    Sunday schools--Utah.

    Geograhic Areas

    Ogden (Utah)--History.
    Utah--History--19th century--Sources.
    Utah--History--20th century--Sources.
    Weber County (Utah)--History.

    Genre

    Bibliographies--Utah--20th century.
    Letters (correspondence)--Utah--20th century.
    Record books--Utah--19th century.
    Record books--Utah--20th century.