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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. British Mission



  • Existence: 1837 - 1929


The British Mission (1837-) was the largest mission in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the 19th century.

The British Mission was established on June 4, 1837, when Heber C. Kimball was set apart to open a mission in England. The first missionaries sent to England arrived in Liverpool on July 20, 1837. The British Mission President was also over missions to Europe until the European Mission was created in 1929.

Citation:, via WWW, accessed February 14, 2020 (largest mission in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the 19th century; established on June 4, 1837 by Heber C. Kimball; first missionaries sent to England arrived in Liverpool on July 20, 1837; British Mission President was also over missions to Europe until the European Mission was created in 1929).

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

William Harrison Maughan missionary journal

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4109
Scope and Contents Materials include William Harrison Maughan's original journal that he kept from February 1875 to July 1876 while serving a mission in England for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1874 to 1876. It describes Maughan's sickness in England and his efforts to preach to the people, including family members and other ministers. The journal ends in July 1876 and has some details about Maughan's return to the United States. Dated 1875 to 1876.Also includes photocopy of...
Dates: 1875-1876

Photograph of Latter-day Saint missionaries in British Mission

 Item — Oversize-folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239119073]
Identifier: MSS 9573
Scope and Contents

Photograph of missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in the British Mission. A note on the back indicates the group includes Raymond Wells, who served in the British Mission in 1912.

Dates: approximately 1912

Nathan Reeves mission diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227632723]
Identifier: MSS 4237
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of Reeves mission diary, covering January 1894 through February 1896.

Dates: 1894-1896

A. Walter Stevenson papers and photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1574
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a diary which Stevenson kept while on his mission in England during 1921-1923, 4 anti-Mormon posters acquired while on his mission, 4 scrapbooks, and miscellaneous items. The scrapbooks relate to Stevenson's travels and activities, especially with the Boy Scouts of America. Photographs are located in box 2 and mainly deal with Stevenson's involvement with the Boy Scouts of America. These photographs include pictures of LDS church leaders David O. Mackay, Harold B....
Dates: 1900-1974

Theodore Turley diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233285029]
Identifier: Vault MSS 129
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary kept by Turley regarding his missionary experiences for the Mormon Church in the British Isles. Dated September 21, 1839-July 22, 1840.

Dates: 1839-1840

Walter M. Wolfe articles, 1887-1905

Identifier: UA 366 Series 2
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a scrapbook of clippings, articles about himself, letters containing background information, articles about the South American expedition, articles Wolfe wrote about life and education and his activities at BYA, etc. Primarily copies of poems and articles written by Wolfe on all sorts of archeological and educational subjects, organized into folders by magazine (Forest and Stream, Juvenile Instructor, The Normal, Journal of Pedagogy, Millennial Star, Improvement Era, etc.), then...
Dates: 1887-1905

Walter M. Wolfe biographical information, 1892-approximately 1983

Identifier: UA 366 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Assorted items prepared by Shirley Wolfe (biographical sketch, diary information, list of written and published works, etc.), published and unpublished references to Wolfe, Juvenile Instructor articles about the Expedition, list of references to correspondence found in Wolfe's diaries, and Wolfe family information from the Provo City Cemetery (his wife, Caroline; their daughter Sarah, etc.)

Dates: 1892-approximately 1983

Walter M. Wolfe journals and other papers, 1900-1901

Identifier: UA 366 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Originals and typescripts of Wolfe's personal journals, August 1900-August 1901; Guatemalan passport and letter authorizing "archaeological explorations," receipt, and letter of request for translation of said items.

Dates: 1900-1901

Walter M. Wolfe collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 366
Scope and Contents Includes detailed journals, 1900-1901; copies of numerous articles by him, 1887-1905; and biographical information. Journals were recorded during the Brigham Young Academy South American Expedition. Collection includes transcriptions of the journals. Wolfe's articles appeared in Forest and Stream, Juvenile Instructor, Young Woman's Journal, Millennial Star, and in periodicals published by Brigham Young Academy and others. Articles relate to wildlife recreation (especially in Nebraska and...
Dates: approximately 1887-1983

Alexander Wright mission journal

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 5863
Scope and Contents

Journal by Wright, March 1839 to January 1843, records his journey from Nauvoo, Illinois to the East Coast, his missionary efforts there and then his missionary labors in Scotland. He was one of the first missionaries to the country. It includes an account of his return on the Ship Sydney, and his activities in Altoona, Pennsylvania. His genealogy, financial accounts and some miscellaneous notations are included, including some work he performed on the Nauvoo Temple.

Dates: 1839-1843

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