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David J. McArthur letter to Charlie Redd

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7419

Scope and Contents note

Letter written by McArthur to Charlie Redd in 1913, fulfilling McArthur's promise to Redd by sending a poem. The poem, regarding the tragedy of the Titanic sinking, is enclosed with the letter, and was copyrighted in 1912.


  • 1912-1913


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the David J. McArthur letter to Charles Redd must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

David J. McArthur was a poet and businessman. He founded the McArthur Music Co., which ran out of Seattle, Washington. By 1912, David was an established poet, and copyrighted his original poem entitled "Their Last Song" which was about the sinking of the Titanic.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Contains a letter written to Charlie Redd in 1913.

Other Finding Aids note

More detailed finding aid available in repository upon request.

Appraisal note

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2009.

Register of David J. McArthur letter to Charlie Redd
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
24 August 2009
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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