Scope and Content
Title: Joseph C. Loughran Collection
Dates: Approximately 1844-1953
Bulk dates: 1864-1946
Collection Number: mssLoughran colllection
Loughran, Joseph C. (Joseph Clarence), 1873-1957.
Approximately 340 items in 8 boxes and 1 oversize volume
The Huntington Library,
Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts
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San Marino, California 91108
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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.
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[Identification of item]. Joseph C. Loughran Collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
Purchased from Louis J. Loughran, October 1960.
The papers were purchased with Loughran's collection of printed books and pamphlets
in October 1960; the manuscripts were transferred to the Manuscripts Department in 1974.
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
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.
Ancient Order of United
Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints. Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association.
(Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)