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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Southern States Mission

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1867-1971

Administrative History

The Southern States Mission (1867-1971) provided religious instruction for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, and parts of Ohio.

Citation

President Charles A. Callis and his contributions to the Southern States Mission, 1980:p. 15 (encompassed Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, and parts of Ohio)

Deseret News 2001-2002 Church Almanac, 2000:p.428 (Southern States Mission; organized Nov. 1867; renamed to Georgia-South Carolina Mission in June 1971; renamed to Georgia Atlanta Mission on June 20, 1974)

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

William Eugene Bingham mission journal

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9210
Scope and Contents Contains materials pertaining to Willard Eugene Bingham's service as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South Carolina from 1885 to 1886. Includes both the original journal of Willard Eugene Bingham and a transcription created by his grandson George Bingham in 1978. Includes short, daily entries pertaining to the events of his day, individuals taught, members baptized, service administered, and areas traveled to. Dated approximately 1885-1886.

Charles A. Callis letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6087
Abstract Includes 46 letters from Charles A. Callis, President of the Southern States Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to Leonard A. Fillerup, leader of the Kentucky Conference of the same mission, as well as various other letters and materials relating to the Southern States Mission during the years 1924-1926. The materials include instruction, testimony, and mission progress and statistics.

Wesley C. Carter scrapbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9162
Scope and Contents Contains scrapbooks from Wesley Carol Carter pertaining to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building mission program in the southeast area of the United States and histories of the YWMIA. Scrapbooks include photographs and brief histories of church building missionaries called to serve in the southeast area, as well as newspaper and church publications pertaining to church building projects in which Wesley Carol Carter was involved. Scrapbooks also include photographs of the...

Gerald N. and Florence I. Christiansen mission papers

 Collection — Box: 2, Folder: 16
Identifier: MSS 9100
Scope and Contents Materials from Gerald N. Christiansen's missionary service for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northwestern States Mission and Florence I. Christiansen's missionary service in the Western States Mission, both spanning from 1918 to 1920. Materials include photographs, journals, and assorted books, in addition to various documents from the rest of both Gerald and Florence Christiansen's lives in Idaho dating from 1909-1979. Also contains a missionary weekly report book from...

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Southern States Mission records

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1144
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten church records including minutes of meetings and newspaper clippings. Most of the items relate to the activies of the Mormon Church in Florida including the creation of the Florida Stake. The district clerk who recorded the minutes was Joseph S. Copeland.

Norma Larson Elliott papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8264
Scope and Contents Materials include Norma Larson Elliott's Book of Remembrance, correspondence to her from missionary family members, financial records, journal notebooks, and ephemera. Also included is scrapbooks and family history of Norma's siblings, MayBelle, Gladys, and Marsden; history of the towns Lakeside, Snowflake, and Taylor, Arizona; family history and reunions; and personal and family history of both Norma and her husband, John Budge Elliott. Also includes biographies and photographs, Norma's and...

David Horton Elton journals

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2050
Abstract The papers of David Horton Elton contain David Horton Elton’s LDS Church mission diaries, 1898 – 1900, and one additional diary, 1905.

Facer family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2332
Overview Contains books, records, diaries, correspondence, and other documents from Joseph Facer's life, dealing mainly with his service in the LDS Church. Also contains Hill and Richards family books and a detailed history on the John Kenny and Agnes Hill Richards families and the Alexander Hill and Elizabeth Currie Hill families(the grandparents and great-grandparents of Emma Richards Facer, Joseph's wife).

Nathaniel Henry Felt Jr. missionary journal

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3197
Scope and Contents Contains Nathaniel Felt's missionary journal from his Mormon mission to the Southern States, and a typescript of the journal. Entries date from between 1901 and 1903.

Florence I. Christiansen mission papers, 1918-1979

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9100 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains photographs, a diary and some weekly reporting books from Florence I. Christiansen's mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Western States Mission from 1918-1920. Also contains documents pertaining to the Florence's life history and her funeral service in Moreland, Idaho in 1979. All materials from between 1918-1979.