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Charles A. Callis letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6087
The collection includes forty-six letters from Charles A. Callis to Leonard A. Fillerup and various other letters and materials relating to the Southern States Mission during the years 1924-1926.

Dates

  • 1924-1926

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Charles A. Callis letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Abstract

Includes 46 letters from Charles A. Callis, President of the Southern States Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to Leonard A. Fillerup, leader of the Kentucky Conference of the same mission, as well as various other letters and materials relating to the Southern States Mission during the years 1924-1926. The materials include instruction, testimony, and mission progress and statistics.

Biographical History

Charles A. Callis (1865-1947) was an Mormon convert and lawyer who was an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Charles A. Callis was born on 4 May 1865 in Dublin, Ireland, to John Callis and Susan Charlotte Quilliam. His father died when Charles was young, leaving his mother to provide as best she could. The family was converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England and soon afterwards emigrated to America where they settled in Utah. Despite not having the priveledge of formal schooling Charles was successful in local politics and later accepted a series of mission calls to Wyoming, Great Britain and the Southern States. He married Grace Elizabeth Pack on 3 September 1902 in Salt Lake City. He also pursued the study of law and passed bar exams in 3 states, which gave him considerable respectability as well as the ability to legally defend missionaries. In 1933 he was ordained an apostle in the church, which position he held until his death on 21 January 1947.

Arrangement note

Chronological.

Custodial History note

Donated by Noel R. Barton in 1990.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Noel R. Barton; 1990.

Appraisal note

Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Related Archival Materials note

See also Charles A. Callis correspondence (MSS SC 1789); See also the Register of the Charles A. Callis Collection (MSS 22).

Processing Information note

Processed;Meghan Mathews, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 14 February 2008.
Title
Register of Charles A. Callis letters
Status
completed
Author
Meghan Mathews, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Date
2008
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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Brigham Young University
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