Joseph C. Loughran Collection

Finding aid prepared by Katrina Denman.
Manuscripts Department
The Huntington Library
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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.


Collection Contents

Box  1

Correspondence, essays, and miscellaneous manuscripts, c.1884-1952.

Box 1, Folder 1

Thomas, Arthur L. Certificates for Franklin S. Richards. 1883.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 2

Ballantyne, Joseph. “A pleasant reward of candor”: school essay . 1884, Jan.31.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 3

Hirst, E.J. Letter to Mildred F. Loughran. Ogden, Utah. . 1893, Sep.4.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 4

Copy of photograph of Joseph C. Loughran . 1898, Sep.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 5

Deacon roll call and meeting reports [Ogden Stake, Utah]. 1910-1932.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 1, Folder 6

Meighan, Charles. Abstract of title to a part of the southwest quarter of Sec. 33, in Township 6, Range 1, west of the Salt Lake Meridian… c.1913.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 7

Letter to the Superintendents and Teachers of the Weber Stake Sunday Schools [re: Mother’s Day exercises] . 1915, Apr.27.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 8

Salt Lake College of Chiropractic: circular of instruction. 1917-1918.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 9

Request of baptism of the dead for Joshua P. Shaw, 1835-1918. AFter 1918.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 10

Loughran, Joseph C. Official dues book for the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America. 1919-1921.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 11

Hulinski, A. Legal notes. After 1919.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 12

Bamberger, Simon. Certificate appointing S.P. Armstrong as a notary public. 1920, May 11.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 13

Adams, L.E. et al. Letter to co-workers at Richards Ward Sunday School. 1922, Feb.7.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 14

Platt, H.V. [Ogden Utah Railway and Depot Co.]. Letter to “employees who have remained at work [during strike]”. Salt Lake City, Utah. . 1922, July 1.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 15

Goodwin, Mrs. W.D. Letter to Arthur J. Goodwin. Hiawatha, Utah. 1923, June 22.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 16

Goodwin, Wendell. Postcard to Arthur J. Goodwin. Hiawatha, Utah. 1923, June 23.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 17

Foulger, Albert B. Certificate of ordination for Harry Hartman in Ogden. 1924, Nov.23.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 17a

Ogden Union Railway and Depot Company. Letters to All Officers and Employees. Salt Lake City, Utah. 1924, Dec.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 18

Teacher’s monthly reports for Ogden 11th Ward Sunday School, Weber Stake. 1924.

Physical Description: 19 items.
Box 1, Folder 19

Notice of funeral services for Sister Sylvia Stone Scott . 1925.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 20

Declaration for increase of pension for Joseph C. Loughran. 1929.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 21

Individual tax return for Joseph C. Loughran . 1929.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 22

Office of the Superintendent, Ogden Union Railway and Depot Co. Bulletin No. 27 [re: transport of explosives]. 1930, Oct.19.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 23

Office of the Superintendent, Ogden Union Railway and Depot Co. Special notice no.242 [re: handling of explosives]. 1930, Oct.19.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 24

Physical effect of tobacco upon the human system: research notes. c.1930.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 25

Letters, flyers, and notes to Joseph C. Loughran regarding acquisitions of printed items on Mormon history. 1932-1954.

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 1, Folder 26

Hunt, C.J. Letter to Members of the Utah Mormon Church. 1934, Sep.15.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 27

Railroad Retirement Board certificate of annuity for Joseph C. Loughran. 1939, June 30.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 28

Pasadena Stake Genealogical Board. “The Genealogical Booster”: newsletter. 1939, June-Nov.

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 1, Folder 29

Miscellaneous Junior Genealogy materials. c.1939.

Physical Description: 22 items.
Box 1, Folder 30

Chattel mortgage for Mildred F. Loughran and Joseph C. Loughran. 1940, Aug.20.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 31

Transcript of memorial services for Ensign Howard Deal Merrill [killed in action at Pearl Harbor]. 1941, Dec.18.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 32

Christiansen, A.L. [Cooperative Extension, Agriculture and Home Economics, State of Utah]. Notice regarding free grasshopper bait. 1945, July 23.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 33

Utah State Historical Society. Letter to Joseph C. Loughran. Salt Lake City, Utah. . 1946, Apr.20.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 34

“Appraisal of the So-Called Brodie Book”: book of newspaper clippings on Fawn M. Brodie. 1946.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 35

“M.W.P.” Postcard to Joseph C. Loughran and Mildred F. Loughran. Provo, Utah. 1952, Sep.16.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 36

List of members of the Ogden Gold and Country Club. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 37

Junior Genealogy surveys. Undated.

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 1, Folder 38

Sunday School: student homework/handouts. Undated.

Physical Description: 15 items.
Box 1, Folder 39

Sunday School: lesson plans, notes, handouts, etc.

Physical Description: 45 items.
Box 1, Folder 40

Miscellaneous Sunday School materials. Undated.

Physical Description: 13 items.
Box 1, Folder 41

[Chidse, August]. Letter to “dear so and so.” Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 42

Lester, Velma. Letter to Mrs. Kinder. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 43

Notes on the “Necessity of New Witnesses” [in the Mormon Church]. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 44

Essay on unrestricted coinage of silver by the United States. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box  2

Notes and ephemera, c.1866-1953.

Box 2, Folder 1

Miscellaneous account pages. 1866.

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 2, Folder 2

Scrapbook pages re: Joseph C. Loughran. c.1943-1944.

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 2, Folder 3

Union Pacific Railroad. Newsletters. Undated.

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 2, Folder 4

Miscellaneous notes. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 5

Newspaper clippings c.1926.

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 2, Folder 6

6. Ephemera regarding Ogden, Utah.

Physical Description: 17 items.
Box 2, Folder 7

Miscellaneous ephemera.

Physical Description: 25 items.
Box  3

Mormon history bibliography, after 1943.

Box 3, Folder 1

Aaronic Order - Custer.

Physical Description: 73 pages.
Box 3, Folder 2

Dewey-Guttag Bros.

Physical Description: 72 pages.
Box 3, Folder 3

Hafen-Lyman.

Physical Description: 109 pages.
Box 3, Folder 4

M-Owens.

Physical Description: 69 pages.
Box 3, Folder 5

Parry-Richardson.

Physical Description: 59 pages.
Box 3, Folder 6

Smith-Snell.

Physical Description: 80 pages.
Box 3, Folder 7

Talbot-Zubell.

Physical Description: 98 pages.
Box  4

Mormon history bibliography volumes, c.1871-1934.

Box 4, Folder 1

Mormon history bibliography notes. After 1871.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 4, Folder 2

Mormon history bibliography [in Burr’s Library Index]. After 1914.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 4, Folder 3

Mormon history bibliography. After 1934.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box  5

Bibliographical notes and genealogical records, c.1871-1932.

Box 5, Folder 1

Mormon history bibliographic record. After 1871.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 5, Folder 2

Mormon history bibliographic record. After 1920.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 5, Folder 3

Mormon history bibliographic notebook. c.1920s.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 5, Folder 4

Mormon history bibliographical notes . Undated.

Physical Description: 45 items.
Box 5, Folder 5

Fuller family genealogy . After 1921.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 5, Folder 6

Jacobs-Huntington family genealogical record. Ogden, Utah. After 1923.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 5, Folder 7

Hansen family record. After 1932.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 5, Folder 8

Young family genealogical record. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box  6

Miscellaneous small volumes, c.1870-1944.

Box 6, Folder 1

Moore, ? “On the Priesthood of Our Lord Jesus Christ” and other essays. c.1870.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 6, Folder 2

Pratt, Reba B. Book of poetry, notes, and essays. 1880.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 6, Folder 3

Class roll of the First Quorum Department in the Deacon’s Quorum, North Weber Stake [Third Ward]. Weber County, Utah. 1908-1909.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 6, Folder 4

Tithing receipt book. 1911-1913.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 6, Folder 5

Wise family photo album. Redondo Beach, Calif., and Boise, Idaho. 1913.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 6, Folder 6

Call, Lamoni. Mormonism as We Find It [newspaper clippings with annotations]. 1926, Nov.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 6, Folder 7

Call book 1944, Feb.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 6, Folder 8

Chemical supplies notebook. Philadelphia, Pa. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box  7

Miscellaneous volumes, 1864-1922.

Box 7, Folder 1

Shopkeeper’s day book and journal. Ogden, Utah. 1864-1884.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 7, Folder 2

Shopkeeper’s account book. 1866-1867.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 7, Folder 3

Receipt, note, and account book, including lists of funeral expenses. [Ogden Stake, Utah?]. 1873-1889.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 7, Folder 4

Wage and account book for gravedigger Joseph Compton (1880-1883) and Renter’s account book (c.1880-1889). Ogden, Utah. 1880-1889.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 7, Folder 5

Roll and record book of the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association, North Branch, Mill Creek Road. 1896-1900.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 7, Folder 6

McQuarrie, Margaret T. Temple word record. Ogden, Utah c.1921-1922.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box  8

Miscellaneous volumes, c.1931-1944.

Box 8, Folder 1

Record of the Primary Association of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 11th Ward, Logan Stake [Utah]. 1931-1932.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 8, Folder 2

Record of the Primary Association of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 11th Ward, Logan Stake [Utah]. 1933-1934.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 8, Folder 3

Weber County Sketch of Historical Research. 1939.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 8, Folder 4

Campaign directory voting list, District No.1, Weber County: index. 1940.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 8, Folder 5

Smith, Norman P. Checker’s Manual, prepared by the Industrial Training Section, Industrial Personnel Branch, Personnel Division [Utah ASF Depot]. 1944, June.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 8, Folder 6

Evans, Barbara. The Honey Comb school notebook and scrapbook. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Box 8, Folder 7

Weber Seminary notebook. Undated.

Physical Description: 1 volume.
Oversize Volume

Record book of the Hall Fidelity Lodge No.3, Ancient Order of United Workmen, Ogden, Utah, 1894-1900.