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Christen Jensen day book

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1295

Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary by Jensen describing his experiences while serving as a missionary for the Mormon Church in Denmark. Also includes a list of accounts of contributions to the church. Diary kept during Jensen's missionary service between 1878 and 1881.


  • 1878-1881


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 Christen Jensen day book must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Christen Jensen (1848-1932) was a Mormon businessman, banker, and ecclesiastical leader in Utah and Colorado. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Denmark between 1878 and 1881.


1 v. (approximately 100 pages)

1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

A register in Danish and English is available at the repository.

Custodial History

Transcript donated by Della Steineckert in 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Della Steineckert; 2010.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Typescript of diary also included in the collection in folder 2.


Title from verso of front endpaper. Marbled leather cover and marbled endpapers.

Processing Information

Processed; Elisa Visick; 2011.

Register of Christen Jensen day book
Elisa Visick
2011 May 6
Description rules
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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