John Peter Sorenson journals, 1879-1908
Scope and Contents
Contains 17 volumes of journals kept by Sorenson from 1879 to 1908. Includes information about his service in the Australasian Mission in New Zealand and Australia from 1879 to 1881, and in the Scandanavian Mission in Denmark and Sweden in 1887-1889.
Conditions Governing Access
Original journals are restricted due to condition. Microfiche and digital copies available for public use.
Conditions Governing Use
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John Peter Sorensen (1837-1909) was a Latter-day saint convert who was a ship carpenter, furniture store owner, and missionary.
John Peter Sorensen was born October 17, 1837 in Denmark. He traveled the world as a ship carpenter before settling in Salt Lake and joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He went on a mission to New Zealand in 1879 and to Denmark in 1887. He married Eva Gyllenskog in 1872, Olivia Monson in 1882, and Alma Charlotte Samuelson in 1883, and was sealed to six other women. He died on December 20, 1909 in Salt Lake City.
Existence and Location of Copies
Digital copy of volumes 1-20 available on compact disk in Box 2 folder 6. Microfiche copy of volumes 1-20 stored separately.
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