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John Peter Sorenson journals, 1879-1908

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1453 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains 17 volumes of journals kept by Sorenson from 1879 to 1908. Includes information about his service in the Australasian Mission in New Zealand and Australia from 1879 to 1881, and in the Scandanavian Mission in Denmark and Sweden in 1887-1889.

Dates

  • 1879-1908

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

9 folders

Language

English