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Theodore McKean family record book

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1990
Image of Theodore McKean family record book
Image of Theodore McKean family record book

Scope and Contents

One handwritten record book (150 pages) and one newspaper clipping. The record book documents the genealogy of the McKean family. It also includes a short autobiography of Theodore McKean. He describes his youth, his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his various business affairs. Materials dated 1877 to 1887.


  • 1877-1887


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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

Theodore McKean was born in 1829 in New Jersey. He received a good education and worked in merchandising with his father and uncles. He married Mary P. Gulick. He was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and sacrificed his business aspirations to travel west with the Saints. He and his family lived in Salt Lake City for a time but had to evacuate to Provo. Theodore died in 1897.


1 folder

1 folder (0.01 linear ft)

Custodial History

Donated by Richard E. Ajax in 1982.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Richard E. Ajax; 1982.


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Transcription available in folder 2.

Processing Information

Processed; Megan Hall; April 5, 2021; Transcription added.

Register of Theodore McKean family record book
In Progress
Elisa Visick
2010 September 17
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
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