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Joseph C. Loughran Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Joseph C. Loughran Collection
    Dates: Approximately 1844-1953
    Bulk dates: 1864-1946
    Collection Number: mssLoughran colllection
    Creator: Loughran, Joseph C. (Joseph Clarence), 1873-1957.
    Extent: Approximately 340 items in 8 boxes and 1 oversize volume
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Email: reference@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.

    Access

    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

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

    Provenance

    Purchased from Louis J. Loughran, October 1960.

    Custodial History

    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.

    Biographical Note

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    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.