Joseph Severn and Marjorie Allen Jones family papers, 1855-2007

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Jones, Joseph Severn, 1905-1988
Title
Joseph Severn and Marjorie Allen Jones family papers
Dates
1855-2007 (inclusive)
Quantity
17.5 linear feet
Collection Number
ACCN 2560
Summary
The Joseph Severn and Marjorie Allen Jones family papers (1855-2007) consist of correspondence, autobiographical and biographical materials, missionary journals, diaries, physician notes, newspaper clippings, photos, autograph albums, lecture notes, postcards, Christmas cards, and travel memorabilia.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 8015818863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this Collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Samuel H. Allen (1862-1926) was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah, on 15 July 1862. Subsequent to graduating from the University of Utah in 1881, he commenced his medical education at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1888 and received his degree in 1890. Returning to Utah in 1891, Dr. Allen established a reputation as one of the foremost surgeons in the state. In 1916, he and Dr. George W. Middleton formed a multi-specialty group practice which they named the Inter-Mountain Clinic. Samuel died on 30 August 1926. M. Lowry Allen (1893-1952), the son of Samuel H. Allen, was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah, on 2 August 1893. In 1924 he graduated with a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Allen practiced medicine in Pennsylvania and in Utah from 1924-1952 while teaching on the medical faculties of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Utah where he was appointed as the school's first professor of radiology. Lowry died on 2 August 1952. Joseph Severn Jones (1905-1988) was born in Montpelier, Idaho, on 23 March 1905. Graduating from the University of Utah in 1927, he entered law school and received his J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1930. Jones married Marjorie Allen in 1931. A highly respected lawyer in Salt Lake City, he established a very successful law firm which became known as Jones, Waldo, Holbrook and McDonough. Joseph died on 3 January 1988. Marjorie Allen Jones (1905-2007), the daughter of Samuel H. Allen, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 26 August 1905. After receiving her B.S. degree from the University of Utah in 1928, she taught as an elementary teacher in the Salt Lake City School District. Marjorie served the Salt Lake City community on numerous occasions through her participation in charitable and church organizations. She died on 30 September 2007.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Joseph Severn and Marjorie Allen family papers (1855-2007) consist of correspondence, autobiographical and biographical materials, missionary journals, diaries, physician notes, newspaper clippings, photos, autograph albums, lecture notes, postcards, Christmas cards, and travel memorabilia. The collection is comprised of materials pertaining to the lives of three generations of the extended Jones and Allen families. John Lowry's testimomy concerning the origins of the Blackhawk War can be found in box 4. Located in box 13 are Samuel H. Allen's observations and commentaries about the fifteen post-graduate study trips which he took visiting hospitals throughout the United States and Europe during the first two decades of the twentieth century. M. Lowry Allen's description of the harrowing problems which Mormon missionaries confronted while attempting to leave Germany at the outbreak of World War I can be accessed in box 15.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferrred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Roger Jones in 2010.

Processing Note

Processed by Roger V. Paxton in 2010.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Samuel H. Allen and Ida M. Lowry
1882-1888
1 2
Samuel H. Allen and Ida M. Lowry
1889-1890
1 3
Samuel H. Allen and Ida M. Lowry
1891
1 4
Samuel H. Allen and Ida M. Lowry/Allen
1892-1898
1 5
Allen and Lowry Families
October 1876-February 1905.
1876-1905
1 6
Allen Family
March-August.
1905
1 7
Allen Family
1906-1909
2 1
Allen Family
1910-1914
2 2
Allen Family
1915-1918
2 3
Allen Family
1919-1923
2 4
Allen Family
1924-1929
2 5
Allen Family
1930-1932
2 6
Allen Family
1933-1938
3 1
Allen Family
1939-1941
3 2
Allen Family
1942-1963
3 3
Jones Family
1928-1939
3 4
Joseph Jones and Marjorie Allen
1924-1928
3 5
Joseph Jones and Marjorie Allen Jones
January-June.
1929
3 6
Joseph Jones and Marjorie Allen Jones
August-December.
1929
3 7
Joseph Jones and Marjorie Allen Jones
1930-1938
4 1
Jones Family
1940-1949
4 2
Jones Family
1950-1963
4 3
Jones Family
1964-1994

Documents and General Materials, 1855-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 4
General Materials of Samuel H. Allen
1892-1934
4 5
General Materials of the Allen and Jones Families
4 6
Brigham Young's Military Appointment Letter to John Lowry
1855
4 7
Patriarchal Blessings and Certificates of John Lowry Jr.
1884-1914
4 8
Property Deed, William Severn
1888
4 9
John Lowry Jr. Correspondence
1909-1910
4 10
John Lowry Jr.'s Account of the Origins of the Blackhawk War
4 11
"The Mormon Attitude toward the Indians"
4 12
Baptism for the Dead, Lena Anderson
1923
4 13
U. S. Navy Correspondence, Joseph Severn Jones
1942-1945
4 14
U. S. Navy Correspondence, Joseph Severn Jones
1949-1959
4 15
U.S. Navy Materials
1942-1957

Autobiographical and Biographical MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
John Lowry Jr.'s Autobiographical Sketch
1914
5 2
Sarah L. Reynolds' Sketch of the Life of John Lowry
5 3
Olive Anderson's Sketch of the Life of John Lowry Jr.
5 4
George W. Middleton's Biographical Sketch of Samuel H. Allen
1928
5 5
Autobiographical Notes of Ida May Lowry Allen
1928-1955
5 6
Autobiographical Sketch of Dora Lowry Olson
1932-1934
5 7
Thomas Walker Allen: The Story of My Life
5 8
Zelda H. Mills' Notes on the Life of Alice Allen Mills
5 9
Lucile B. Olsen's Sketch of the Life of Harriet Moore West Allen
5 10
A Short Life Story of Elizabeth Ann West Hampshire
5 11
Biography of WilliamThomas Severn
5 12
Richard Castleton Hughes' Sketch of the Life of Jean Jones Brown
5 13
Autobiographical Notes: Joseph Severn Jones
1971-1987
5 14
Assorted Materials: Joseph Severn Jones
5 15
Autobiographical Notes: Marjorie Allen Jones
1962-1998
5 16
Diary Notes: Marjorie Allen Jones
1979-2000
5 17
Assorted Materials: Marjorie Allen Jones
1922-2007
5 18
Memorial and Funeral Service Materials: William W. Ray, Amy Brown Lyman, and Anna Jones
1957-1961
5 19
Genealogical Information
5 20
Newspaper Clippings
1914-1994
5 21
Mountain Fuel Supply Company and Walker Bank and Trust Company Materials
1961-1982

General MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1
Trip Brochures: Mount Vernon and Gettysburg
1897-1901
6 2
Trip Brochures: California
1897-1903
6 3
Trip Brochures: Colorado
1898
6 4
Trip Brochures: Utah
1931-1980
6 5
Memorabilia: The Chicago World's Fair
1933
6 6
Memorabilia: Visits to the United Kingdom
1968-1979
6 7
High School and University Commencement and Reunion Programs
1889-1976
6 8
Theater and Musical Performance Programs
1905-1950
6 9
Memorabilia: Athletic Event Materials
1928-1968
6 10
Assorted Programs and Publications
1947-1962
6 11
Contracts, Blue Prints, and Specifications for the Construction of a Home on 268 10th Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah
1938-1940
6 12
Mortgage Materials: 268 Tenth Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah
1938-1954
6 13
Alan P. Macfarlane, "A History of Inter-Mountain Clinic"
1990
6 14
Ephemera: Squid, Locks of Hair, and Flowers
1887
7 1
Minutes of the Cousins' Club
1946-1948
7 2
Ensign Club Materials
1955-1995
7 3
Utah Daughters of the American Revolution Materials
1961-1986
7 4
L.D.S. Materials
1926-1946
7 5
Summit Stake Tabernacle Materials
1967
7 6
Ensign First Ward Anthology: Brief Personal Histories of Participating Members, A-J
2001
7 7
Ensign First War Anthology: Brief Personal Histories of Participating Members, K-Y
2001
7 8
Dance Cards
1891-1929
7 9
Assortment of Greeting Cards
7 10
Christmas Cards
7 11
Christmas Cards
8
Newspaper Clippings, Allen Family Photo Album, California Trip Diary, and Christmas Cards
1888-1968
9
Allen Family Postcard Album and Assorted Materials
1892-1947
10
Birthday Cards and Birthday Remembrance Album: Joseph and Marjorie Jones
1985
11
Documents and Birthday Letters: Joseph Severn Jones and Marjorie Allen Jones
1927-2005

Diaries, Journals and General Materials, 1882-1896Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
12 1
Missionary Journals: Samuel H. Allen
Four volumes. Volume IV contains journal entries recounting events occurring from November 1885 through July 1888 during which Mr. Allen resided in Mount Pleasant, Utah, attended Brigham Young Academy, and taught at local schools.
1883-1888
12 2
Samuel H. Allen's Missionary Bible
12 3
Samuel H. Allen's Missionary New Testament
1882
12 4
University of Deseret Lecture Notes: Ida M. Lowry
1883-1884
12 5
Autograph Book: Ida M. Lowry
1883-1886
12 6
Theology Notes: Samuel H. Allen
1887
12 7
Diary: Ida M. Lowry
1888
12 8
Autograph Book: Signatures of the Governor, Senators, and Representatives of the Utah State Legislature
1896
file
13 1
Memoir and Diary: Ida M. Lowry Allen
1888-1909
13 2
Medical School Class Notes: Samuel H. Allen
1889-1890
13 3
Diary: Ida M. Allen
1902
13 4
Diary: Ida M. Allen
1905
13 5
Physician Notes: Samuel H. Allen
1901-1909
13 6
Physician Notes: Samuel H. Allen
1906
13 7
Physician Notes: Samuel H. Allen
1907
13 8
Medical Diary: Samuel H. Allen
1907
13 9
Physician Notes: Samuel H. Allen
1907-1909
13 10
Physician Notes: Samuel H. Allen
1909-1914
13 11
Diaries: Ida M. Allen and Samuel H. Allen
1902-1910
13 12
Physician Notes: Samuel H. Allen
1911-1912
14 1
Physician Notes: Samuel H. Allen
1912
14 2
Physician and Travel Notes: Samuel H. Allen
1912-1913
14 3
Physician Notes and Diary: Samuel H. Allen
1914-1916
14 4
Physician Notes and Diary: Samuel H. Allen
1916-1919
14 5
Physician Notes and Diary: Samuel H. Allen
1919
14 6
Medical Advice and Commentary: Samuel H. Allen
1919-1920
14 7
Diary and Physician Notes: Samuel H. Allen
1923
14 8
Diary and Physician Notes: Samuel H. Allen
1924
14 9
Diary and Physician Notes: Samuel H. Allen
1925
14 10
Lecture Notes and Allen Family Genealogical Information: Samuel H. Allen
1925
14 11
Address Book: Samuel H. Allen
14 12
Physicians' Visiting List
15 1
Household Expenditure Lists: Ida M. Allen
1921-1937
15 2
Diary: Ida M. Allen
1924-1926
15 3
Household Expenditures List and Income Information: Ida M. Allen and Marjorie A. Jones
1924-1987
15 4
Household Expenditure Lists and Diary: Ida M. Allen
1927-1952
15 5
Diary: Ida M. Allen
1930
15 6
Diary: Ida M. Allen
1931-1943
15 7
Diary: Ida M. Allen
1938
15 8
Diary: Ida M. Allen
1941-1942
15 9
Diary: Ida M. Allen
1944
15 10
Religious Notes: Ida M. Allen
1944
15 11
Diary: Ida M. Allen
1950-1951
15 12
Class Notes and Names: Ethel and Ida M. Allen
15 13
Missionary Journal: M. Lowry Allen
1913
15 14
Missionary Journal: M. Lowry Allen
1914
15 15
Visiting Address Book: M. Lowry Allen
1914
16 1
Some Incidents- Both Comic and Otherwise- Which Occurred in the Swiss and German Mission: M. Lowry Allen
16 2
Missionary Journal: M. Lowry Allen
1915-1916
16 3
Diary: M. Lowry Allen
1916-1917
16 4
Diary: M. Lowry Allen
1917
16 5
Address Book: M. Lowry Allen
16 6
Diary: Marjorie Allen
1917-1919
16 7
Diary: Marjorie Allen
1919-1920
16 8
Diary: Marjorie Allen
1920
16 9
Diary: Marjorie Allen
1920-1924
16 10
Diary: Marjorie Allen
1924
16 11
Assorted Lists: Marjorie Allen Jones
1917-1945
16 12
Account Book: Marjorie Allen
1921-1927
17 1
University of Utah Class Notes, Report Cards and Transcript: Marjorie Allen
1924-1928
17 2
Book of Engagements: Marjorie Allen
1926-1927
17 3
Diary: Marjorie Allen
1927
17 4
Diary: Marjorie Allen
1928
17 5
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1929/1933
17 6
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1934-1938
17 7
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1939-1943
17 8
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1944-1948
17 9
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1949-1953
18 1
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1954-1958
18 2
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1959-1963
18 3
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1959
18 4
Funeral Book: Ida M. Allen
1963
18 5
Travel Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1965-1969
18 6
Travel Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1965-1979
18 7
Travel Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1966-1971
18 8
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1966
18 9
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1967-1976
18 10
Travel Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1967-1983
19 1
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1968
19 2
Travel Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1970-1983
19 3
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1971-1973
19 4
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1973-1974
19 5
Travel Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1975-1977
19 6
Travel Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1976-1982
19 7
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1977-1981
19 8
Travel Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1977-1993
19 9
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1980-1990
19 10
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1981
19 11
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1981-2001
19 12
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1982
19 13
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1983
20 1
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1984-1988
20 2
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1988-1994
20 3
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1989
20 4
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1990
20 5
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1991
20 6
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1992
20 7
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1993-1994
20 8
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1994-1995
20 9
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1995-1997
20 10
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1997-1998
20 11
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1997-1998
20 12
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1997-2001
21 1
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1997-2002
21 2
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1997
21 3
Diary: Marjorie Allen Jones
1997
21 4
Travel Notes: Marjorie Allen Jones
21 5
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1959
21 6
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1962
21 7
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1963
21 8
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1964
21 9
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1965
21 10
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1966
21 11
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1967
21 12
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1968
21 13
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1969
21 14
Travel Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1969
21 15
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1970
22 1
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1971
22 2
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1972
22 3
Travel Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1973-1979
22 4
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1974
22 5
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1975
22 6
Executive Planner: Joseph S. Jones
1975
22 7
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1976
22 8
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1980
22 9
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1981
22 10
Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1981
22 11
Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1983
22 12
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1983
22 13
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1984
22 14
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1985
22 15
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1986
22 16
Lawyer's Diary: Joseph S. Jones
1987
23
Funeral Book: Joseph S. Jones
1988

General MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
24 1
Published Materials
This folder contains the following items: Rab and His Friends,Old Time Ballads,The Old Maids' Association, by Louise Latham Wilson, and California Wild-Flowers: A Book of Seeds.
1906; 1936
24 2-3
The S Book, yearbooks for the Latter-day Saints University
1923-1924

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Jones, Marjorie Allen, 1905-2007 (contributor)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Albums
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Postcards