Castle Hadlock Murphy papers
Scope and Contents
Collection includes holographs, typescripts, bound volumes, printed materials (some photocopies), and microfilm. Includes correspondence, a journal (1909-1910), an oral history interview (1973), and personal writings with associated research materials relating to Murphy's activity in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, particularly events in Hawaii where Murphy served as a missionary and president of the Hawaiian Mission and temple.
- Murphy, Castle Hadlock, 1886- (Creator, Person)
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Castle Hadlock Murphy was born October 1, 1886, in Ogden, Utah, to Emanuel Mark Murphy and Eliza Miranda Hadlock. After high school, Castle completed masonry training in 1906. He had met his wife, Verna Ann Fowler, his junior year of high school, and they were married shortly before serving a mission together for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Hawaiian Islands. The couple served for four years in Hawaii, from 1909 to 1913. The family settled in Ogden, Utah, and Castle worked in various occupations, including masonry, clerk of the District Court, and campaign manager for Mayor George E. Browning. In 1928, he became the bishop of the Ogden Second Ward, and in 1929, ran for mayor himself. In 1930, Castle and Verna were called to serve as the President and Matron of the Hawaiian Temple and the Hawaiian Mission for six years. After a two year break, the couple was again called to serve as President and Matron of the Hawaiian temple in 1938, serving until 1941. In 1944, Castle and Verna were called a fourth time to Hawaii to lead the mission and the temple. They were released in 1947. Castle and Verna had five children. Verna passed away in 1959, and Castle passed away on December 20, 1985.
7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
1 oversize box (1 linear ft.)
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS1476.xml
Photocopies of letters between Castle H. Murphy and Dell Van Orden regarding the creation of the first LDS Stake of Zion in Hawaii were acquired in 1979. The rest of the collection was donated to the Harold B. Lee Library in 1980 by Castle Hadlock Murphy and in 1982 by Marvel Murphy Young.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; 1979. Donated; Castle Hadlock Murphy; 1980. Donated; Marvel Murphy Young; 1982.
Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Photographs in the Castle H. Murphy Papers were transferred to the Photo Archives. They include the following: Hawaiian Saints at Laie celebrating birthday of King Kamehameha; Charles F. Middleton; Castle H. Murphy; Harry and Hazel; Hawaiian Mission Missionaries, April 1910; Lewis W. Shirtliff (photocopy); and Heber J. Grant and other Mormon dignitaries in Hawaii (photocopy).
The original newspaper clippings were discarded after being photocopied on acid free paper.
Processed; Hyrum L. Andrus; January 1982.
Processed; Kayla Quinney; February 2009.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Hawaii -- History
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Missions -- Hawaii -- History
- Hawaii Temple (Laie, Hawaii) -- History
- Missions and Missionaries
- Mormon missionaries -- Hawaii -- Biography
- Murphy, Castle Hadlock, 1886-
- Ogden (Utah) -- History
- Oral histories
- Register of Castle Hadlock Murphy papers
- Kayla Quinney
- 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.