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John T. Dorcheus correspondence and genealogy

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1718

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, poetry, genealogies, temple record books, and miscellaneous items. The materials deal with Dorcheus, his family, and his genealogy. Most of the correspondence was between Dorcheus and his son, John Alexander Dorcheus, and other family members in 1918 when John was serving in the United States Army. John was killed in action on 7 Oct. 1918. One letter is from John Alexander's wife expressing grief at the loss of her husband. Also included is a "Branch Record" of the Clarks Creek Branch of the Mormon Church. It lists baptisms and confirmations from 1881 to 1925.


  • 1881-1976


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 Correspondence and genealogy must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Mormon pioneer to Utah and Idaho and a polygamist. He was also known as John Nicolai Thueson.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of John T. Dorcheus correspondence and genealogy
Megan Furcini
2011 April 11
Description rules
Language of description
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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