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Lars Peter Christensen account book

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 975

Scope and Contents

Financial account book of emigration for the Aalborg company of saints to Utah includes accounts payable and receivable on an individual basis. The account book has the name James H. Hart inscribed on the front fly page. The separate page has a "recapitulation list" on the reverse of the account page which is apparently an account of how many of the emigrants settled where in Utah.

Dates

  • 1881-1883

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for publice research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Lars Peter Christensen account book must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Christensen was a Danish Mormon convert who presided over branches in Denmark, emigrated to Utah (1861) where he presided again over a branch, and was president over the United Order in Richfield (1876-1881). In 1881-1883, Christensen went on a mission for the Mormon Church to Scandinavia where he presided first over the Hjerring Branch and then, the Aalborg Conference. He brought home with him 122 emigrants from Aalborg to Utah. Christensen was a polygamist (3 wives, 27 children) and served time in the Utah State Penitentiary for "unlawful cohabitation."

Extent

1 v. (+ 2 p.)

Appraisal

19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of Lars Peter Christensen account book
Status
In Progress
Author
Morgan Crockett
Date
2010 July 27
Description rules
Appm
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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Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States