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.
Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Manuscript Collection
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Collection materials are in English.
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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.
Use of the Collection
Restrictions on Access : Restrictions
Open to public research.
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.
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