John T. Dorcheus correspondence and genealogy

John T. Dorcheus correspondence and genealogy

Dates: 1881-1976

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, poetry, genealogies, temple record books, and miscellaneous items. The materials deal with Dorcheus, his family, and his genealogy. Most of the correspondence was between Dorcheus and his son, John Alexander Dorcheus, and other family members in 1918 when John was serving in the United States Army. John was killed in action on 7 Oct. 1918. One letter is from John Alexander's wife expressing grief at the loss of her husband. Also included is a "Branch Record" of the Clarks Creek Branch of the Mormon Church. It lists baptisms and confirmations from 1881 to 1925.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Dorcheus, John T., 1843-1932
  • Call Number: MSS 1718
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Correspondence and genealogy must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1718; Correspondence and genealogy; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1718, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Dorcheus, John Alexander, 1894-1918; Thueson family; Ashton (Idaho)--History--Sources; Clarks Creek (Idaho)--History--Sources; Home and Family; Mormons--Idaho--Ashton--Correspondence; Mormons--Idaho--Clarks Creek--History--Sources; Social Life and Customs; Soldiers--United States--Correspondence; World War, 1914-1918--France--History--Sources
Genre / Form
American poetry--19th century; Genealogies; Letters; Lists
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Dorcheus (John T.) correspondence and genealogy
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Furcini
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-02-02T10:18-0700
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Biographical History

Mormon pioneer to Utah and Idaho and a polygamist. He was also known as John Nicolai Thueson.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts