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Asael Jenkins Smith missionary journal

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 5986

Scope and Contents

Contains one mission journal by Smith. The journal has approximately 102 pages and documents Asael's mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Netherlands. The journal contains statistics documenting his missionary work, entries, photographs of various mission companions and Dutch members of Church, ephemera, and some correspondence.


  • 1923-1927


Language of Materials

Materials are in English and Dutch.

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 Asael Jenkins Smith missionary journal must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Asael Jenkins Smith (1903-1970) was a Mormon missionary to the Netherlands.

Asael Jenkins Smith was born September 28, 1903, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Asael was the grandson of Joseph Fielding Smith and the great-grandson of Hyrum Smith. From 1923 to 1925, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Netherlands. He married Loa Hales on August 13, 1928, in Salt Lake. Loa Hales Smith died in Oakland, California, on July 26, 1944. He and his wife had three children: Marilyn Smith Fotuou, Jane Smith Bunday, and Joyce Smith Anderson. Following the death of his wife, he married June Driggs on October 24, 1944. Asael worked as an auditor for the Social Security Administration. He died in Walnut Creek, California on March 9, 1970.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)


Materials left in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Donald L. Wolleson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Donald L. Wolleson.


19th Century Western and Mormon manuscripts.

Illustrates the experience of an LDS missionary during the mid 20th century.

Processing Information

Processed by John M. Murphy, curator of 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 2007.

Register of the Asael Jenkins Smith missionary journal
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
June 2011
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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