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Paul Ludlow journals

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8097

Scope and Contents

Contains two journals for the mission of Paul Ludlow in the Northern States Mission in the Midwestern United States during 1901-1902. He served in Michigan, and Illinois, primarily Chicago. Ludlow's entry on April 15, 1902, includes the description of a visit with David Hyrum Smith, youngest son of Joseph Smith, while he was in the Northern Illinois Hospital and Asylum for the Insane in Elgin, Illinois. The second journal also includes a few entries after his mission when he lived in Spanish Fork and Benjamin, Utah. Dated 1901-1902.


  • 1901-1902


Conditions Governing Access

Originals restricted. Digital copy available online for public use. Transcription of originals also available for public use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Paul Ludlow journals must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

Paul Ludlow (1876-1959) was a Mormon missionary who lived in Utah.

Paul Ludlow was born September 27, 1876 in England to Enoch and Lavinia Ludlow. He married Adlinda Lewis June 28, 1899 in Utah County, Utah. From 1901 to 1902 Paul Ludlow served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Midwestern United States including Detroit, Michigan, Chicago, Illinois and other states in the Midwest. Paul Ludlow died February 15, 1959 and is buried in Spanish Fork, Utah.


3 folders (0.3 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in chronological order.

Custodial History

Donated by Robert D. Black in 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Robert D. Black; 2012.


LDS and Utah and the American West cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copy available online. Transcriptions available in Folder 3.

Processing Information

Processed; Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.

Updated to prepare for digitization; Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2017.

Register of the Paul Ludlow journals
Peter Hoyt, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
2012 August 30
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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