Archive: "missionaries" Tag

Schmid and Topham family collection of Richard Benson, Alvin Benson, and William Richard Smith missionary journals

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Schmid and Topham family collection of Richard Benson, Alvin Benson, and William Richard Smith missionary journals (MSS 8535).  Materials include the original missionary journals of Richard Benson, Alvin Benson, and William Richard Smith, collected by Afton Rowley Topham and …

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Robert Lang Campbell journal

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Robert Lang Campbell journal (Vault MSS 496). The collection contains Campbell’s original handwritten journal where he describes his missionary experiences in Scotland; emigration to Nauvoo, Illinois; experiences traveling to Utah as a Mormon pioneer; and duties as a Mormon Church …

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George Halliday papers

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: George Halliday papers  (MSS 139). Materials include a handwritten diary that was kept from 1845 to 1854, part of which was written in Pitman shorthand. The diary also includes a brief autobiographical sketch of Halliday from his birth up …

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Duwayne Leroy Anderson missionary papers

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Duwayne Leroy Anderson missionary papers (MSS 6060). Materials include a mission journal, missionary meeting notes, “Swiss and German Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” LDS Church directory, and photograph and postcard albums. All these things were …

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Henry Bird diary

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Henry Bird diary (MSS SC 1959). The item is a handwritten diary dated 1865-1929 wherein Bird talks about his activities and about the places he visited while serving in the Northwestern States Mission. Also included are biographies of Henry …

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Lorenzo Brown diary and autobiography

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Lorenzo Brown diary and autobiography (MSS 497). Brown’s handwritten record and starts with an autobiography which takes him to the year 1856 when his diary begins. He describes his conversion to the Mormon Church, life in Nauvoo, Illinois, and his relationship …

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Edward Schoenfeld autobiography

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Edward Schoenfeld autobiography. The item includes a handwritten autobiography (three leaves), genealogy of the Schoenfeld and Springall families (two leaves), and a postcard of Tansberg, Germany, where Edward was born. Edward Schoenfeld was born in Germany in 1832. He married Ottilie …

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Walter J. Lewis mission journal

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Walter J. Lewis mission journal (MSS 6900). The journal contains descriptions of the experiences Walter Lewis underwent during his time spent as a missionary for the LDS Church in Wales. Though much of the journal is dedicated to missionary work and …

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Thomas English Daniels journal, 1854-1879

On this day in 1850, Elizabeth Salthouse Daniels, a widow from England, entered the settlement of Peteetneet Town, later to be known as Payson, Utah, with many of her children. The first families in the settlement–the Pace, Stewart, and Searle families, had only arrive roughly eight weeks prior in October 1850, making the Daniels family …

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James Madison Flake diaries

Over the past year, patrons of Perry Special Collections have requested a large number of items from our 19th Century Mormon and Western manuscripts collection to be digitized. Most of these are small collections of original journals and letters of early members of the Mormon Church and pioneers of Utah and the American West. Many …

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