Nathaniel Henry Felt, Jr. mission journal

Nathaniel Henry Felt, Jr. (1861-1938)

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Nathaniel Henry Felt, Jr. mission journal (MSS SC 3197). This journal was kept by Felt while serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Southern States Mission from 1901 to 1903. For more information about Felt and his mission, view this link to the Early Mormon Missionaries database on

Nathaniel Henry Felt, Jr. was born on December 2, 1861, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Nathaniel Henry Felt and Mary Pile. Nathaniel attended common schools, supplemented by a university course. He spent a major part of his life in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, where he pioneered the first county newspaper, known first as the “Sanpete Sentinel” and later the “Manti Messenger.” Later, he engaged in other commercial businesses in Manti, such as a confectionery, grocery store, and opera house. He also built and managed the Savory Hotel. He was appointed postmaster of Manti in June of 1914, a position he held for eleven years. He married Elvira Clark on December 2, 1887. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Southern States from 1901 to 1903. Nathaniel Felt, Jr. died on October 29, 1938.

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