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Account book and letters published in the "Deseret News"

Account book and letters published in the "Deseret News"

Dates: 1881-1931

Collection includes a copy of a handwritten account book, "Personal Account Book of John McLaws, Joseph City, Arizona;" a typescript volume of letters from colonists which appeared in the "Deseret News," describing in detail the history and development of the Mormon settlements on the Little Colorado River; and a copy of a hand-drawn map of Sunset, Arizona (1881).

  • Extent: 2 items
  • Creator: McLaws, J.. -- Tanner, George S.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 767
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • 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 Account book and letters published in the "Deseret News" 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 SC 767; George S. Tanner Collection; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 767, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Acquisition Information
Subject Terms
City and Town Life; Joseph City (Ariz.)--History--Sources; Mormons--Arizona--Saint Joseph--History--Sources; Mormons--Colonization--Arizona--History--Sources; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Account books; Letters
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Account book and letters published in the "Deseret News"
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:35-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Mormon missionary to the Navaho Indians (1883-1884), early settler of Joseph City (St. Joseph), Arizona, and local Mormon Church official.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts