Walter J. Lewis mission journal
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Walter Lewis (1854-1924), son of William Lewis and Ann Evans, was born in Salt Lake City June 25, 1854. In his early twenties, Lewis embarked on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in Wales, where Latter-day Saint missionaries had been preaching since the 1840s. Following his mission, Lewis remained in the Salt Lake City, Utah region until his death on May 13, 1924.
1 folder ; 0.1 linear ft.
Journal was purchased by the repository on April 20, 2009 from Benchmark Books in Salt Lake City, Utah. According to Chris Bench of Benchmark Books, they purchased the journal from Oliver Barrett who sold it for his father, Dallas L. Barrett, in March 2009. Dallas Barrett does not recall who Walter Lewis is or how he came by the journal. The family was unable to locate additional volumes of this journal.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased; Benchmark Books; 2009.
Journal contains descriptions of Lewis' life during his time served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Lewis, then 24 years old, served his mission in Wales.
Journal contains descriptions of the experiences Walter Lewis underwent during his time spent as a missionary in Wales. Though much of the journal is dedicated to missionary work and religious experiences, Lewis also takes time to write about his correspondences, the area he was living in, and also gives personal detail to many of the Latter-day Saints he worked with while in Wales. This journal covers the year of 1878. The Walter Lewis mission journal does not give the starting date of Lewis' mission, but this journal is probably one of multiple journals Lewis kept while on his mission.
Processed; Lissa Bogart; 2009.