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The diary of Joseph Lawson : while serving on a mission to England for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from October 15, 1866 to January 10, 1868

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3914

Scope and Contents

Joseph Lawson Mission Diary (typed). 79 pages. 15 October 1866 to 10 January 1868. Joseph Lawson was called to serve a mission to England during a General Conference on 8 April 1866. The people in England were excited about his being there from Salt Lake City, his "mountain home," but weren't as interested in the Church at first. Joseph often felt inadequate but prayed for strength to do some good. The journal includes some family history information Joseph found while serving in England. It describes visits to his family members. It mentions many Latter-Day Saints living in Cold Clay and other cities in England in the 1860s. The journal does not describe the end of his mission. It abruptly ends 10 January 1868, while Joseph Lawson was still in the mission field.

Dates

  • 1866-1868

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from The Diary of Joseph Lawson: While Serving on a Mission to England for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from October 15, 1866 to January 10, 1868 must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Lawson was born at St. Matthew, Douglas, Isle Of Man, England, on December 9, 1824. He married Eleanor Garnett on his birthday in 1845 in the same city he was born. Eleanor passed away July 27, 1853 before she and Joseph had any children. Joseph married Ruth Margaret Greenway on September 9, 1855 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their seven children were named Joseph, Brigham, Benjamin, John, David, Ephraim and Sarah. Joseph had many relatives in England and visited them during his mission. He passed away on January 1, 1896 in Ogden, Weber, Utah.

Extent

1 folder ; (0.08 linear ft.)

Language

English

Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 1995.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Mrs. Jacque Lawson; 1995.

Appraisal

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Related Materials

These items are part of 19th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.
Title
Register of The diary of Joseph Lawson : while serving on a mission to England for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from October 15, 1866 to January 10, 1868
Status
Completed
Author
Rose Frank
Date
13 June 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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