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Charles W. Penrose letter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 6004
One partially printed letter honorably releasing Thomas Hancock from his labors in the Sheffield Conference, which was part of the European Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It also lists the steamship on which he was to travel home. The letter is dated 5 October 1908, and is signed by Charles W. Penrose, President of the European Mission.


  • 1908


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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 W. Penrose letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)


One partially printed letter to Thomas Hancock from Charles W. Penrose, 1908.

Biographical History

Charles William Penrose (1832-1925) was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He served many missions to England and was the President of the European Mission.

Charles William Penrose was born on 4 February 1832 in London, Surrey, England to Richard Penrose and Matilda Sims. He served a ten year mission in England, after which he began his career as a businessman. Not long after this he was called to fulfill another 3 year mission to England. Upon his return he was employed as the editor of the Junction, in Ogden as well as the Deseret News and The Salt Lake Herald. He was also very active in politics and was instrumental in achieving statehood for Utah. In 1904 he was called as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, after which he also served as President of the European Mission with its headquarters in England. Charles Penrose died on 15 May 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Custodial History note

Purchased from the California Book Auction in 1988.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased; California Book Auction; 1988.

Appraisal note

LDS cultural, social and religious history (Collection development policy of 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).

Processing Information note

Processed; Meghan Mathews; 20 November 2007.
Register of Charles W. Penrose letter
Meghan Matthews and Karen Glenn, student processors and John Murphy, curator
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Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States