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Peter Maughan papers, 1848-1892

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Maughan, Peter, 1811-1871.
Title
Peter Maughan papers
Dates
1848-1892 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 boxes, (1 linear ft. )
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 37
Summary
Correspondence to Peter Maughan and to his wife, Mary Ann Weston Maughan, tickets, certificates, and miscellaneous personal papers of the Maughans. Most significant correspondent is Brigham Young. Also includes Mary Ann Weston Maughan's midwife record (1853-1892), rules and regulations for pupils in the Brigham Young College (Logan, Utah), record of the city lots in Tooele, Utah (June 1853), Wilford Woodruf circular to the female Relief Societies (Aug. 1877), and the prospectus for the Woman's Exponent.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Restrictions

Open to public research.

Languages
English.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Prominent member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in Tooele, Utah and Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho), and member of state legislature.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Peter Maughan's papers contain mostly personal items. Maughan's declaration of intention to become a United States citizen is the first item in the collection. Other items in the collection include a Certificate of appointment as a Notary Public of Tooele County, Maughan's Commission as Captain of Battalion of Infantry of Tooele Military District and Certificates of election to the House of Representatives and as Probate Judge of Cache County, Utah. Maughan's correspondence with Brigham Young and other LDS Church authorities is also included. Maughan's wife, Mary Ann Weston Maughan, has her correspondence and other personal items contained in this collection. The rest of the collection consists of invitations to various events attended by the Maughans and miscellaneous items.

The materials in this collection are useful to anyone interested in early Utah History or early history of the LDS Church. Persons interested in the life of Peter Maughan will also find this collection very useful. This collection contains materials dating from 1838-1901.

This collection has been arranged by topics. The certificates of election are first, then Maughan's and his wife's correspondence, then the invitation and lastly the miscellaneous items.

*Note: photocopies held by Special Collections of items in this collection were placed next to the original documents. Please make all subsequent photocopies from these copies. Special Collections does not own originals pertaining to the photocopies in folder #20.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Peter Maughan papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Peter Maughan papers, 1848-1892 (COLL MSS 37). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Declaration of intention of becoming a citizen of the United States, May 3, 1848. Certificate of appointment as a Notary Public of Tooele County, Utah 1852, 1854. Commission as Captain of Battalion of Infantry of Tooele Military District, May 29,1854Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 1

(4 items, PWM #1, PWM #2, PWM #3, PWM #4 [click to view])

Certificate of election to the House of Representatives of the Territory of Utah from Tooele County, November 8, 1856. Certificate of election as Probate Judge of Cache County, Utah, 1857, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1864 and 1865Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 2

(7 items, PWM #5, PWM #6 [click to view])

Certificate of election to the House of Representatives of the Territory of Utah, from Cache and Richland Counties, 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 3

(4 items, PWM #12-15)

Certificate of election to the House of Representatives of the Territory of Utah from Cache and Richland Counties, 1866, 1867, 1868 and 1869Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 4

(4 items, PWM #16-19)

Certificate of election to the House of Representatives of the Territory of Utah from Cache County, 1869, 1871Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 5

(2 items, PWM #20, PWM # 21 [click to view])

Letters to Bishop Peter Maughan, Logan, Utah; 1860-1869; from Brigham YoungReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 6

(5 items, PWM #22, PWM #23, PWM #24 , PWM #25, PWM #26 [click to view])

Letters to Bishop Peter Maughan, Logan, Utah; from Heber Chase Kimball; November 15, 1865, December 1, 1865, and May 3, 1866Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 7

(3 items, PWM #27, PWM #28, PWM #29 [click to view])

Letters to Bishop Peter Maughan, Logan, Utah; from T. W. Ellerbeck; June 16, 1868 and September 28, 1870Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 8

(2 items, PWM #30-31)

Letters to President Peter Maughan from William H. Lewis; Silvester Lowe, September 11, 1869 and Briant StringhamReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 9

(3 items, PWM #32-34)

Letters to Mary Ann Weston Maughan from R. R. Anderson, October 23, 1872 and Susannah Richards, September 11, 1852Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 10

(2 items, PWM #35, PWM #36 [click to view])

Letters to Mary Ann Weston Maughan from Emmeline B. Wells, April 17, 1885 and Brigham Young, September 7, 1873Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 11

(2 items, PWM #37, PWM #38 [click to view])

Tithing agreement, April 16, 1861. Certificate of admission to Baptismal Font of Nauvoo, Illinois, January 12, 1846. Utah Northern Railroad pass #214 for Mrs. Peter Maughan, May 28,1877Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 12

(3 items, PWM #39-41)

A record of the city lots in the new survey of Tooele City, Utah, June 1853. Message from Brigham Young to the Bishops and Presiding Elders of the various wards and settlements of Utah Territory, 1865Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 13

(2 items, PWM #42, PWM #43 [click to view])

Message from Brigham Young to the Presiding Elders and Saints of the places where there are, or where they wish to have, telegraph stations and operators, 1866. Brigham Young Circular, August 18, 1870Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 14

(2 items, PWM #44-45)

Wilford Woodruff Circular to the female Relief Societies throughout Utah Territory, August 17, 1877. Questions for Latter-day Saints, 1856. The successor in the Prophetic Office and Presidency of the ChurchReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 15

(3 items, PWM #46, PWM #47, PWM #48 [click to view])

Mary Ann Weston Maughan, Midwife record, 1853-1892; Council of Health; Tooele and Cache CountiesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 16

(1 item, PWM #49 [click to view])

Tickets, invitations, etcReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 17

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 17
PWM #50 [click to view] : To: Honorable P. Maughan and Ladies. Officers Military Ball
PWM #51-53 [click to view] : Ticket of admission to the Dymack Tea meeting May 18, 1840; Admission to Dedication Services. Logan, Utah May 17, 1884; Favor for Payson old Folks' Excursion, June 29, 1892
May 18, 1840
PWM #54-57 [click to view] : Mrs. Mary Ann Maughan. Invitation to a Leap Year Ball, January 2, 1884; Complimentary ticket to Old Folks Festival, Exposition Bldg., Salt Lake City, Utah, July 15, 1890; Complimentary ticket to old Folks' Grand Excursion to Payson, June 29, 1892; Mrs. Mary Ann Maughn. Invitation to select Christmas Eve Ball. ZCMI Hall, Logan, Utah, December 24, 1874
PWM #58 : Invitation to select ball, Logan Hall, Logan, Utah
(1 item)
April 18, 1843
PWM #59 [click to view] : Invitation to select Social Reunion. Opera House, Logan, Utah
(1 item)
January 27.

Tickets, invitations, etcReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 18

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 18
PWM #60-62 [click to view] : Mr. Peter Maughan and Ladies. Invitation to select Ball, Social Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah January 12, 1863; Invitation to Legislative Ball. Social Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah January 6, 1865; Bishop Peter Maughan and Ladies, Invitation to High Council Party, January 22, 1866
PWM #63 [click to view] : Land Certificate, Mendon City, Utah. To: Peter Maughan. Signed Jesse W. Fox
January 15,1862
PWM #64 : Millenial Star. pp 354-368. "Chapters from the Life of President Brigham Young,"
January 4, 1877
PWM #65 [click to view] : Certification that Peter Maughan is a member of the High Priests' Quorum, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Signed: Davis Pettegrew
February 21, 1856
PWM #66 [click to view] : Certification of regular member in good standing, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Signed: Thomas Burdick
August 29, 1941
PWM #67 [click to view] : Peter Maughan granted privileges of Baptismal Font. Signed: J. Smith, Willard Richards
December 22, 1841
PWM #68 [click to view] : To: Peter Maughan. Property tithing paid in full
September 10, 1852
PWM #69 [click to view] : Certification that Peter Maughan has been ordained an Elder. Liverpool, England. Signed Brigham Young, Willard Richards, John Taylor
February 6, 1941
PWM #70 [click to view] : Certification of being ordained a Teacher. To: Peter Maughan Alston, Cumberland, England
November 19, 1838
PWM #71 [click to view] : Resolutions of respect upon death of Mary Ann Weston Maughan. unda
ted (1901)
PWM #72 [click to view] : Prospectus of Women's Exponent, a Utah Ladies' Journal. Salt Lake City, Utah
(9 items)

Tickets, Invitations, etcReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 19

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 19
PWM #73 : Rules and regulations for pupils in the Brigham Young College. Signed: B. G. Thatcher, pupil; J. Z. Stewart, teacher
September 12, to December 2,1887
PWM #74 [click to view] : Receipt to Peter Maughan for subscription to the Daily Telegraph
July 4, 1864
PWM #75 [click to view] : Certification that Peter Maughan was admitted into the Cache County Branch of the Deseret Agricultural and Manufacturing Society. Signed: G. M. Blair, president
February 9, 1861
PWM #76 [click to view] : Blue and Red Badges of Grandmother Maughan given by the Old Folks' Committee of Utah State at 70 and 80 years
(3 items)
undated

Photocopies of Legal CertificatesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 20

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 20
PWM #77 : Certificate appointing Peter Maughan to the office of Notary Public in Tooele County in the Territory of Utah Jan 27, 1854. Signed by Gov. Brigham Young
PWM #78 [click to view] : Certificate commissioning Peter Maughan Probate Judge for Cache County, Territory of Utah, January 8, 1857. Signed by Gov. Brigham Young
PWM #79 : Certificate commissioning Peter Maughan Probate Judge for Cache County, Territory of Utah, January 21, 1859. Signed by Gov. Alfred Cumming
January 22, 1859
PWM #80 : Certificate commissioning Peter Maughan Probate Judge for Cache County, Territory of Utah, January 18, 1860. Signed by Gov. Alfred Cumming
February 27, 1860
PWM #81 : Certificate commissioning Peter Maughan Probate Judge for Cache County, Territory of Utah, December 24, 1860. Signed by Gov. Alfred Cumming
April 8, 1861