Dorothy P. Brown papers

Dorothy P. Brown papers

Dates: 1991-1993

The collection contains two biographies for brothers John B. and Henry Maiben. Published in 1991-1993.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brown, Dorothy P. (Dorothy Pike Putnam)
  • Call Number: MSS 8468
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th 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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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Dorothy P. Brown papers 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 8468; Dorothy P. Brown papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8468, LTPSC.
Custodial History
The books in the collection were donated by author, Dorothy P. Brown, in 1997.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Dorothy P. Brown; 1997.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Home and Family; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon pioneers; Utah--Emigration and immigration--History; Brown, Dorothy P. (Dorothy Pike Putnam); Maiben, John Bray; Maiben, Henry
Genre / Form
Family histories
Processing Information
Processed; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2014.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Brown (Dorothy P.) papers
Finding Aid Author
Margaret Weddle
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-13 10:18:09 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Dorothy Pike Putnam Brown (1925-2008) was an active participant of life, who enjoyed family, friends, and family history.

Dorothy Pike Putnam Brown was born on April 1, 1925, in Eureka Utah, to Julian Alan and Leah Jones Pike. She attended Ogden High School, graduating in the class of 1942. Graduated from Weber College with a degree in Early Childhood Development. She cherished her affiliation with the sorority Beta Zeta Tau where she made lifelong friendships.

Dorothy married Glen R. Putnam November 6, 1943 during World War II. They had four children, settling in Holladay, UT, later divorced. She later married Thelone "Tony" D. Brown on January 21, 1978. They built a wonderful life together, traveled the world and had 31 years of beautiful experiences.

She worked as the Olympus High School Registrar. Dorothy and Tony were active participants in the SLC Retired UAL Employees Assoc. Family was her pride and joy. She enjoyed community activities, most recently the DUP and DAR. She loved dancing, reading, history, bridge club, her wide range of friends, staying abreast of politics and current events. She was an avid genealogist who researched and authored family histories, often retelling stories keeping our history alive.

Dorothy died on October 30, 2008, in Holladay, Utah.


John Bray Maiben (1826-1910) was a Mormon Pioneer who helped to settle Utah.

John Bray Maiben was born on June 16, 1826, in Brighton, England, to parents William and Catherine Williams Cater Maiben. He married Phebe Eleanor Richards on April 9, 1855, in St. Giles Criplgate, Landon, England; then her sister, Elizabeth Mary Richards on November 4, 1855, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Between the two wives, there were 5 children born, none of who lived very long. The family helped settle Manti, Utah, where they lived for the rest of their lives. John was the Sanpete County Superintendent of Schools, and very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving wherever he was needed. He served over 50 different offices both civil and eccelesiastical - many for long periods of time. Maiben survived both his wives, and died on March 10, 1910, in Manti, Utah.


Henry Maiben (1819-1883) was an Early Mormon Pioneer, artist, lyricist, actor, and dance master.

Henry Maiben was born on July 6, 1819, in Brighton, England, to parents William and Catherine Williams Cater Maiben. Henry worked with his father's business as coach maker/ painter and was educated at Eton and Oxford Colleges. He married Caronline Penn on December 18, 1845, in St. Geroge, Middlesex, England, and together they had 5 children. They were baptized into the LDS Church in 1851 and came to America in 1853, settling in Salt Lake City. He also married Flora Louisa Maddison Long on July 20, 1855 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and together had 11 children, plus Henry adopted Flora's first child and raised him as his own. Henry was a lead actor in the old Salt Lake Dramatic Company, a poet, lyricist, dance master, and painter. Maiben died on October 10, 1883 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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