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Wendell J. Ashton collection on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' 150th Anniversary in England

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6222
The collection contains a program entitled "A Century and a Half of Shared Dedication" for the 150th anniversary of the Church dinner. It also includes a letter by David Whittaker to the donors, and a letter by Wendell Ashton explaining the receiving of an 1841 Book of Mormon presented to Queen Victoria. Speeches from the dinner are also enclosed, including a copy of the typescript of Ronald Reagan's speech for the anniversary dinner, a message of welcome by Ezra Taft Benson, Gordon B. Hinckley's speech entitled "Truth Has Prevailed," and a response to the Ronald Reagan speech at the anniversary dinner by Sir Rhodes Boyson.

Dates

  • 1987

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 Wendell J. Ashton collection on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' 150th Anniversary in England must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Abstract

The collection consists of speeches made by President Ronald Reagan, Gordon B. Hinckley, Ezra Taft Benson and Sir Rhodes Boyson at the celebratory 150th anniversary dinner of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England. It also includes letters by David Whittaker to the donor Wendell J. Ashton.

Biographical History

Wendell J. Ashton was born October 31, 1912 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Marian Reynolds April 24, 1940. He was the mission president of the London England Mission when the 150th anniversary for the LDS church was celebrated. He died August 30, 1995.

Custodial History note

Donated by Wendell J. Ashton in 1988.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Wendell J. Ashton; 1988.

Appraisal note

20th Century Western and Mormon Americana because of the Mormon celebration in England expounding upon how the Saints moved towards the west.

Processing Information note

Processed; Katie Connors, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Title
Register of Wendell J. Ashton collection on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' 150th Anniversary in England
Status
completed
Author
Katie Connors, student processor; John Murphy, curator
Date
July 28, 2008
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States