Aaron P. Christiansen mission journal
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Handwritten mission journal of Aaron P. Christiansen, September 30, 1910 – September 17, 1912. Christiansen, a native of Mayfield, Utah, stops in Chicago on the way to Denmark and tours a Masonic Temple. He arrives in Copenhagen on October 26, 1910 and shakes hands with Danish people who he does not understand. His Danish improves enough for him to bear his testimony in Church a few months later. He works hard both in the office and the mission field: one day he visits three hundred seventy-five families. He sees picture shows. At the end of his journal, while he’s still on his mission, he is yelled at by a crazy man who thinks God wants to warn the Mormons.
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Aaron P. Christiansen was a forest ranger for the Uinta National Forest and the Cache National Forest.
A letter from this item’s donor says, by way of historical context, Aaron P. Christiansen was the eldest son of Parley Christiansen—whose journals you received earlier. Aaron followed in his father’s footsteps and became a forest ranger for the Uinta National Forest and the Cache National Forest—both in Utah. In this role he made a number of significant contributions. For example, he built the first hiking trail to the top of Mt. Nebo in Juab County. And, he envisioned and began work on what has now been fully completed—the mountain loop road between Payson and Salt Creek Canyon east of Nephi, Utah. Presently he has two living children: Don P. Christiansen and Bernice C. Baugh, wife of Francis Baugh. The Baughs’ son, Alex, is on the BYU College of Religion faculty here.
1 folder (1 linear ft.)
Handwritten mission journal of Aaron P. Christiansen, 30 September 1910 – 17 September 1912.
Custodial History note
Donated by John R. Christiansen in 1989.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; John R. Christiansen; 1989.
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 2 August 2007.
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- H. Christine Swindler and Karen Glenn, student processors; John Murphy, curator
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.