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Jens C. Gasberg journal

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3880

Scope and Contents

Journal written by Jens C. Gasberg in Danish between 1865 and 1911. Entries describe activities, missionary service for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, courtship, journey to Brigham City, Utah, family events, trial for polygamy, and other topics. Also includes inserted photographs, newspaper clippings, and other material. Collection also includes an English translation of the journal.


  • 1864-1911


Language of Materials

Materials in Danish with an English translation.

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 Jens C. Gasberg journal must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Jens C. Gasberg (1840-1924) was a Mormon photographer in Brigham City, Utah. He was called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Denmark in 1865, and served for three-and-a-half years. He was tried on polygamy-related charges in 1887, but was acquited.


2 folders (0.16 linear ft.)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Virginia Campbell; 1990.


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Register of Jens C. Gasberg journal
Rose Frank
10 June 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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