Charles A. Callis letters
Scope and Contents note
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.
- Callis, Charles A. (Person)
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.
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.
1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
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.
Custodial History note
Donated by Noel R. Barton in 1990.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Noel R. Barton; 1990.
Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Processing Information note
Processed;Meghan Mathews, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 14 February 2008.
- Register of Charles A. Callis letters
- Meghan Mathews, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.