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Thomas William Gunn mission diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2062

Scope and Contents

Account of his activities as a Latter-day Saint missionary, primarily in Florida, part of the Southern States Mission. Collection also includes a photocopy and typescript of each volume, prepared by the Department of Special Collections and Manuscripts at Brigham Young University. The third volume includes poetry, song lyrics, scripture references, and financial and other notes. A list of persons baptized by Gunn and a missionary companion, September 1906-March 1907, is included at the end of the first volume. Also includes a postcard addressed to Gunn's wife, December 1909.

Volumes span the following dates: (1) 1906 May-1907 Apr. (2) 1907 Apr.-1908 Jan (3) 1908 Mar.-July.


  • 1906-1908


Conditions Governing Access

Original volumes restricted. Photocopy and typescript available for patron use.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Thomas William Gunn mission diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

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Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Pat Hansen, a granddaughter of Thomas W. Gunn and Eliza Ann Anderson, received the journals from her grandmother after Thomas W. Gunn's death. Hansen donated the journals to Brigham Young University on April 28, 1998.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Pat Hansen; 1998.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopies of original available in Folder 5-7. Transcriptions available in Folder 8-10.

Finding aid of Thomas William Gunn mission diaries
David J. Whittaker and Clinton D. Christensen
1998 May
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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