Paul Ludlow journals

Paul Ludlow journals

Dates: 1901-1902

Contains two journals for the mission of Paul Ludlow in the Northern States Mission in the Midwestern United States during 1901-1902. He served in Michigan, and Illinois, primarily Chicago. Ludlow's entry on April 15, 1902, includes the description of a visit with David Hyrum Smith, youngest son of Joseph Smith, while he was in the Northern Illinois Hospital and Asylum for the Insane in Elgin, Illinois. The second journal also includes a few entries after his mission when he lived in Spanish Fork and Benjamin, Utah. Dated 1901-1902.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Ludlow, Paul, 1876-1959
  • Call Number: MSS 8097
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Arranged in chronological order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Paul Ludlow journals must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8097; Paul Ludlow journals; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8097, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Robert D. Black in 2012.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Robert D. Black; 2012.
Subject Terms
Mormon missionaries--United States--Diaries; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Mormon missionaries--Illinois--Diaries; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Illinois--Chicago; Ludlow, Paul, 1876-1959--Diaries
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Processing Information
Processed; Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012. Updated to prepare for digitization; Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2017.
Appraisal Information
LDS and Utah and the American West cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).
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Finding Aid Title
Ludlow (Paul) journals
Finding Aid Author
Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-08-29 17:27:37 -0600.
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Biographical / Historical

Paul Ludlow (1876-1959) was a Mormon missionary who lived in Utah.

Paul Ludlow was born September 27, 1876 in England to Enoch and Lavinia Ludlow. He married Adlinda Lewis June 28, 1899 in Utah County, Utah. From 1901 to 1902 Paul Ludlow served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Midwestern United States including Detroit, Michigan, Chicago, Illinois and other states in the Midwest. Paul Ludlow died February 15, 1959 and is buried in Spanish Fork, Utah.

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