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

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1837-1929

Authoritative History

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

churchofjesuschrist.org, 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 7 Collections and/or Records:

The diary of Joseph Lawson : while serving on a mission to England for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from October 15, 1866 to January 10, 1868

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3914
Scope and Contents Joseph Lawson Mission Diary (typed). 79 pages. 15 October 1866 to 10 January 1868. Joseph Lawson was called to serve a mission to England during a General Conference on 8 April 1866. The people in England were excited about his being there from Salt Lake City, his "mountain home," but weren't as interested in the Church at first. Joseph often felt inadequate but prayed for strength to do some good. The journal includes some family history information Joseph found while serving in England. It...
Dates: 1866-1868

John Francis Howells missionary diary

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9246
Scope and Contents Contains the missionary diary of John Francis Howells, who served in the British Mission from 1892-1894. He served primarily in Liverpool and Macclesfield, England; and, Cardiff, Aberdare, and Cwnbran, Wales. This diary is from 1893.
Dates: 1893

George Finlay Macdonald photograph

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9365
Scope and Contents Contains a postcard photograph with the note, "Representatives of the B.Y.U. laboring in the British Mission at Elders Convention in London Sept. (9 -11)- 13 held at Deseret." George Finlay Macdonald (who is pictured second from the right, back row) served in the London Conference from 1913 to 1915. Materials dated approximately 1913.
Dates: approximately 1913

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

Nathan Reeves mission diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 4237
Scope and Contents Photocopy of Reeves mission diary, covering January 1894 through February 1896.
Dates: 1894-1896

Theodore Turley diary

 File — Folder: 1
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

Brigham Spencer Young newspaper clippings

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9275
Scope and Contents Contains two compact discs of scanned newpaper clippings compiled by Brigham Spencer Young from his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England. Dated 1935-1938.
Dates: 1935-1938