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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sandwich Islands Mission



  • Existence: 1850 December 12 - 1900


The Sandwich Islands Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on December 12, 1850. It was temporarily discontinued between May 1, 1858 and March 27, 1864. In 1900, the mission was renamed as the Hawaiian Mission.

Photographs of Utah, circa 1890s-1920s

Deseret News Church almanac, 2003: p. 445 (Sandwich Islands Mission, organized Dec. 12, 1850, discontinued May 1, 1858, reopened Mar. 27, 1864; renamed Hawaiian Mission in 1900; name changed to Hawaii Mission on Apr. 1, 1950; to Hawaii Honolulu Mission, June 20, 1974)


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas Karren mission journals

Identifier: MSS 4065
Scope and Contents Materials include two original volumes of journals kept by Karren while serving as a missionary in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii). He describes learning the language, teaching doctrines and principles, developing the branch, and attending and holding conferences as well as dealings with ministers of other religions, miracles that occurred, and international events affecting the Sandwich Islands. The end of volume II includes some poems and song lyrics by Karren. Folders three through five...
Dates: 1853-1854

Mary Ann King and William King diaries

Identifier: MSS 2315
Scope and Contents

Contains two diaries, one kept by Mary Ann King, dated 1887-1888, and the other by her husband William King, dated 1880-1882. Mary Ann's diary covers the time period during which she accompanied William on his mission to the Sandwich Islands for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. William King's diary discusses his ranching, camping, and traveling activities.

Dates: 1880-1888

Jane Elizabeth Hyde Molen diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239266122]
Identifier: MSS 9291
Scope and Contents

Materials include a compact disc labeled, "J. E. Molen Diary 1878-1881." Disc contains a copy of the missionary journal of Jane Elizabeth Hyde Molen during her mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Hawaiian Sandwich Islands. Dated from 1878 to 1881.

Dates: 1878-1881

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Latter Day Saint missionaries -- Hawaii -- Diaries 2
American poetry 1
Kingston (Utah) 1