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Larkin Mortuary Collection

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Larkin Mortuary Collection

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Collection Overview

Collection Inventory+/-

Content Description

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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Larkin Mortuary Collection
Dates: 1888-1982 (inclusive)
Collection Number: MS 192
Summary: .3 linear feet
Repository: Stewart Library Special Collections
Weber State University
2901 University Circle
Ogden UT 84408

Collection Inventory +/-

Box 1: Larkin and Lindquist
item 1.: Larkin and Linquist Letter: November 21, 1887
Box 1: George W. Larkin and Sons
item 2.: Letter from E. P. Ferguson introducing Alma Larkin on George W. Larkin and Sons Letterhead: July 26, 1910
item 3.: George W. Larkin and Sons envelope to Alma Larkin (LDS mission to England): 1910
item 4.: George W. Larkin and Sons letterhead and envelope
Box 1: Larkin Undertaking Company
item 5.: Extracts from a sermon delivered by President Woodruff on Larkin Undertaking Co. letterhead: November 1, 1891
item 6.: List of names on Larkin Undertaking Co. Letterhead
item 7.: Telegram from T. L. Jones to Larkin Undertaking: December 26, 1918
item 8.: Bill from Salt Lake Telegram for funeral ad to Larkin Undertaking: March 9, 1924
item 9.: Bill to Augustus Brown from Larkin Undertaking: Feb. 19, 1926
item 10.: Bill from Salt Lake Casket Co. to Larkin Undertaking: March 12, 1928
item 11.: Larkin Undertaking Co. Letterhead
Box 1: Larkin-Hull Undertaking Company
item 12.: Bill to Joseph Wheeler from Larkin-Hull Undertaking: Jan. 4, 1912
item 13.: Receipt from Utah Light and Railway Co to Larkin-Hull: October 30, 1912
item 14.: Bill to Mrs. William Rutherford from Larkin-Hull: May 1, 1915
Box 1: Larkin Mortuary Company
item 15.: Bill to Jane R. Burt from Larkin Mortuary Co.: June 3, 1940
item 16.: Bill to Quartermaster Wright Field for services of Lt. Claude Luke from Larkin Mortuary: December 8, 1941
item 17.: Bill to Quartermaster 381 st Fighter Squadron for Lt. Carl Lucas Kiesig from Larkin: October 28, 1943
item 18.: Larkin Mortuary Co. Envelope
Box 1: Larkin and Sons Mortuary Company
item 19.: Larkin and Sons Mortuary Co. Account Balance
Box 1: Tooele Mortuary Company
item 20.: Tooele Mortuary Co.- Larkin and Donnellon letterhead
Box 1: Correspondence
item 21.: Correspondence- Berkeley Bunker to Jay Larkin: May 1, 1962
item 22.: Correspondence- Leo Goates to Elijah and Alma Larkin: Jan 12, 1945
item 23.: Correspondence- Will Holmes to George Larkin: October 25, 1912
item 24.: Correspondence- Sentinel Security Life Insurance Co. to Alma Larkin: June 9, 1958
item 25.: Correspondence- Warren Funeral Home to Larkin Mortuary: August 14, 1954 and September 2, 1954
Box 1: Services and Funerals Performed
item 26.: Correspondence concerning the body of Roy R. Arnold: 1954 (Includes embalmer's report)
item 27.: Correspondence regarding David O. McKay's Funeral: 1970 (Includes newspaper articles, letters from First Presidency, Missionary Committee and David L. McKay)
item 28.: Newspaper Article- Funeral of President Tanner- Deseret News L November 30, 1982
item 29.: Newspaper Picture of LeGrand Richards' Funeral
item 30.: Newspaper Articles regarding Immanuel David and Family Funeral: August 1978
Box 1: Larkin Family
item 31.: Newspaper Articles- Larkin Funeral Home
item 32.: George Larkin- Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal Report: July 17, 1861
item 33.: George Larkin- Death Certificate: June 13, 1927
item 34.: Alma Larkin- Receipts from California College of Embalming: 1935-1936
item 35.: Alma Larkin- Quotes: December 11, 1942 (Also from Nellie Jane Larkin)
item 36.: Alma Larkin- Salt Lake Meter Water Rate: 1921
Box 1: Other Mortuaries
item 37.: Deseret Mortuary
item 38.: Linquist Mortuary
item 39.: Joseph E. Taylor, Dr.- Bills, Advertisements, Letterhead of S. M. Taylor and Co. (successors)
item 40.: Undertakers Advertisements: 1888-1919
Box 1: Photographs
item 41.: Photographs- Heber J. Grant Funeral: 1945
item 42.: Photographs- Larkin Funeral Home
item 43.: Photographs- Mortuary Convention

Content Description +/-

Records of the Larkin Family Mortuary

Collection Use +/-

Restrictions on Access:

Open to public research.

Administrative Information +/-


This collection is arrranged by subject group.

Acquisition Information:


Processing Note:

This collection was processed by a Special Collections processor.


Larkin Mortuary


Collection materials are in English.


Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008


1 box

Language of the Finding Aid:

Finding guide is in English in Latin script.

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Finding aid created by a Special Collections processor.

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Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard).

Subjects +/-

Subject Terms:

Mortuary Practice--history

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Geographical Names:

Ogden, Utah

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