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Thomas Alfred Clawson papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2289
The collection contains mostly the correspondence of Bishop Thomas Alfred Clawson from 3 January 1906 - 28 August 1908. Also contains notes relating to lessons on Church History in Sunday School, 1899-1901.

Dates

  • 1899-1908

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Microfilm copy is open without restriction. Permission to access original materials must be given by the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Thomas Alfred Clawson papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

1 microfilm reel (0.5 linear ft.)

Abstract

The collection contains mostly the correspondence of Bishop Thomas Alfred Clawson from 3 January 1906 - 28 August 1908. Also contains notes relating to lessons on Church History in Sunday School, 1899-1901.

Biographical History

Thomas Alfred Clawson was born on 19 October 1862 to hiram B. Clawson and Margaret Jay Judd. He served a mission to Great Britain from the years of 1891-1893. He married Elizabeth Grosbeck on 30 April 1891. They had eight children together. He served as Bishop of the 18th Ward, Ensign Stake in Salt Lake City, Utah from 1906-1938. He died on 3 June 1942.

Thomas Alfred Clawson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on 19 October 1862 to Hiram B. Clawson and Margaret Jay Judd. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was eight years old and ordained to the Priesthood in regular order. When he was sixteen years old, he began working as an apprentice for his brother, Stanley, a dentist. he worked there for six years, during which time he attended the University of Deseret and completed three years of study. He later enrolled at the New York College of Dentistry and graduated there in 1886. The following year, he began his own practice in Salt Lake City.

During the years 1891-1893, Thomas A. Clawson served a mission to Great Britain. Prior to leaving for his mission, he married Elizabeth Grosbeck, the daughter of William and Eleanor Grosbeck in the Logan Temple on 30 April 1891. Three weeks later, he departed for London. During the latter part of his mission, he presided over the London Conference. He completed his mission in May 1893.

Thomas and Elizabeth had eight children together. Thomas resumed his dental practice in 1897 and later bought the Utah State Dental Supply House from his brother Stanley. He has been classed as oneo f the most efficent men in his profession, and was universally liked as a man by all who knew him.

In 1906, Thomas was called to replace Orson F. Whitney to be the Bishop of the Eighteenth Ward in Salt Lake City. He served as Bishop of the Eighteenth Ward, Ensign Stake until 1938. A year after being released as bishop, he was appointed a Patriarch of the Ensign Stake. he died on 3 June 1942 of a heart ailment.

See Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, pg. 100.

Arrangement note

The collection consist of two series: 1. Thomas Alfred Clawson lesson notes, 1899-1901; and 2. Thomas Alfred Clawson correspondence, 1905-1908.

Other Finding Aids note

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.
Other Finding Aids File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2289.xml

Custodial History note

Donated to the Brigham Young University on 22 March 2000 by James Clawson Dean. All items have remained in the family until being donated to the Brigham Young University Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; James Clawson Dean; 2000.

Appraisal note

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies note

Microfilm copy available for entire collection.

Processing Information note

Processed; Erin Chapman; 2001.
Title
Register of the Thomas Alfred Clawson papers
Status
completed
Author
David J. Whittaker and Erin Chapman
Date
2001
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid encoded in English.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Revision Statements

  • finding aid revision date not supplied: 2010 November 02 GilEADized to correct small errors. 2010 December 27 Edited for compliance with DACS and CCLA standards.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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