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.
- Lawson, Joseph, 1824-1896 (Person)
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.
1 folder ; (0.08 linear ft.)
These items were donated to Special Collections in 1995.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donation; Mrs. Jacque Lawson; 1995.
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
- 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
- Rose Frank
- 13 June 2011
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.