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John Andreas Widtsoe letter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 4016

Scope and Contents note

Widstoe writes to Kirkham (in Salt Lake City, Utah,) about purchasing fifty copies of Kirkam’s newest book for missionary use. Brother Muir and Murdock are to be involved in the purchasing process. Widstoe then recommends that Kirkham advertise his book to mission presidents everywhere. January 8, 1943. 1 page, with a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Council of the Twelve letterhead, signed by John A. Widstoe.


  • 1916


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Open for public research.

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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the John Andreas Widtsoe letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

John Andreas Widtsoe (1872-1888) was a professor and apostle.

John Andreas Widtsoe was born January 31, 1872 in Norway. He and his widowed mother and brother emigrated to Utah Territory in 1888. There he married Leah Dunford, a granddaughter of Brigham Young, on June 1, 1898 in Salt Lake City, Utah. John graduated from Harvard University in 1894 and with his Ph.D. from University of Goettingen, Germany, in 1899. He then taught in the agricultural college of Utah State University and in this same department at Brigham Young University. He was called into the Mormon quorum of twelve apostles in 1921. He died November 29, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

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A letter from John Andreas Widtsoe

Custodial History note

Donated by Peter Crawley in 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Peter Crawley; 1987.

Appraisal note

19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Processing Information note

Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 14 June 2007.

Register of John Andreas Widtsoe letter
Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy, curator
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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