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Charles H. Wilcken papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1125

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of newspaper clippings and miscellaneous documents relating to the lives of Charles W. Wilcken and his son David. The clippings largely tell of the life of Charles while many of the miscellaneous items relate to the marriage, Church activities, and employment of David.


  • 1864-1933


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Charles H. Wilcken papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical Sketch

Soldier, pioneer, and convert to the Mormon Church from Germany. He served in the Prussian army and later came to Utah with "Johnston's Army" and remained there. David Wilken was the son of Charles. David served as a missionary for the Mormon Church in Switzerland and worked as a guard at the Utah Sate Prison.


1 folder (0.07 linear ft.) : (32 p.)

Custodial History

Donated by Mrs. Ray D. Free in 1978.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Mrs. Ray D. Free; 1978.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Physical Description

Printed handwritten photocopies.

Register of Charles H. Wilcken papers
Benjamin Sipes
2010 August 3
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States