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Peter Madsen diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3225

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typescript and a handwritten diary. Madsen was called on a mission for the Mormon Church in 1870. He served in Denmark. The collection consists of a handwritten diary in Danish (148 pages) and a typewritten translation of that diary into English (29 pages). With the typescript is the note: "copied from a translation; June 1956. The authority for copying this Book is given on Page 9, of this manuscript, in which Grandfather says 'I am writing these words so that my dear wives and children can read this Book when I get Home.'" Madsen writes about his missionary experiences and his various activities in Denmark.


  • 1870-1871


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 Peter Madsen diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Peter Madsen (1824-1911) was a Mormon pioneer and missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


2 items (167 pages)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These items were photocopied from the 920 microfilm collection reel 15.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Peter Madsen diary
Amy Perez
2011 February 24
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States