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.
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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.
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.
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Peter Maughan papers, 1848-1892 (COLL MSS 37). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.
Collection has been arranged by topics.
Acquisition Information :
This collection was donated to USU Special Collections and Archives by the Peter W. Maughan Family Organization in 1956. This organization included the three oldest living descendants of Peter W. Maughan and Mary Naef.
Detailed Description of the Collection
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 29,1854
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 1865
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 Church
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 #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
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
PWM #72 [click to view]: Prospectus of Women's Exponent, a Utah Ladies' Journal. Salt Lake City, Utah