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John Peter Sorenson record books, 1881-1970, bulk: 1881-1920

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1453 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains four volumes of records created by Sorenson. Includes a brief history of his life, genealogical records, temple records, and a financial ledger. Also includes a handwritten transcription of book on the teachings of Jesus Christ that came from Nauvoo, Illinois in the 1840s, and a handwritten report from Sorenson's mission to Scandinavia in the 1880s.

Dates

  • 1881-1970
  • Majority of material found within 1881-1920

Conditions Governing Access

Original journals are restricted due to condition. Microfiche and digital copies available for public use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at specialcollections@byu.edu.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

John Peter Sorensen (1837-1909) was a Latter-day saint convert who was a ship carpenter, furniture store owner, and missionary.

John Peter Sorensen was born October 17, 1837 in Denmark. He traveled the world as a ship carpenter before settling in Salt Lake and joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He went on a mission to New Zealand in 1879 and to Denmark in 1887. He married Eva Gyllenskog in 1872, Olivia Monson in 1882, and Alma Charlotte Samuelson in 1883, and was sealed to six other women. He died on December 20, 1909 in Salt Lake City.

Extent

3 folders

Language

English