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Albert Stephen Jones papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 350

Scope and Contents

Contains diaries and photographs, including twenty stereographs, documenting Jones's experience as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Samoa and Tonga from 1893 to 1896. The diaries detail his daily activities and talk about the nature of his work. Jones continued to write in these diaries after his return to Provo, Utah until 1902. The collections also contains a handwritten Tongan-English dictionary copied by Jones and a 1895 article on Tongan cannibalism written by Jones.

Dates

  • 1893-1902

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English and Tongan.

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 Albert Stephen Jones diaries, photographs, and other material must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Albert Stephen Jones (1871-1962) was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Samoa and Tonga from 1893 to 1896.

Albert S. Jones was born in Provo, Utah in 1871. He later served as a missionary in the Samoan Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1893 to 1896. Most of this time was spent working in Tonga. At the close of his mission, Jones returned to his home in Provo, Utah. He died in 1962.

Extent

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

3 folders (0.25 linear ft.)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated.

Appraisal

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Title
Register of Albert Stephen Jones diaries, photographs, and other material
Status
Completed
Author
Megan Furcini
Date
2011 March 18
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States