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Daniel Francis Thomas family correspondence, 1854-1942

Identifier: MSS 3197 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence to and from the Daniel Francis Thomas family. Includes letters written to and from Daniel Francis Thomas in Welsh with their translations, letters to Margaret Ann Thomas Whitaker from her friend and several family members, as well as miscelleneous family correspondance dating between 1854 and 1942.


  • 1854-1942


Language of Materials

Correspondence in English and Welsh with a translation in English.

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 Daniel Francis Thomas family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical history

From the Collection:

Daniel Francis Thomas (1826-1890) was a welsh convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was the first bishop of the Lynne Ward and served a mission in Wales.

Daniel Francis Thomas was born in South Wales to David Thomas and Hanna Williams Thomas. On May 16, 1847, he was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After years of serving in Church leadership positions in Wales, he immigrated to the United States in 1855. On November 29, 1856, he married Mary Marguerite Langlois (1834-1864), a French convert, with whom he had five children before her early death. Following the death of Mary, he wed Gustava Frederica Ohlsson (1848-1932), a Swedish convert, with whom he had nine children. In 1872, he married Sarah Ann Yeaman Stone (1843-1906) with whom he had seven children. Always active in the Church, he became the first bishop of the Lynne Ward when it was organized in 1877. In 1886 he was called to return to Wales as a missionary. After returning to Utah, Thomas died suddenly on July 29, 1890 while working in his fields.


3 folders


Daniel Francis Thomas family correspondence consists of three subseries: 1. Daniel Francis Thomas correspondence, 1854-1886. 2. Margaret Ann Thomas Whitaker correspondence, 1897-1942. 3. Daniel Francis Thomas family correspondence, 1888-1928.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States