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William Abplanalp missionary letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8566

Scope and Contents

Contains letters from William Abplanlp while he was serving his mission in Germany and Switzerland. Correspondences are between William and various family members including: his parents, his brother Pete, a cousin serving a mission in Colorado, his sister Mary, and other relatives. The letters from William relate his experiences on his mission as well as his love for those back at home. Letters addressed to William share stories of home life as well as current events of the time. Letters are dated 1906-1909.


  • 1906-1909


Language of Materials

Materials in English, with some correspondence in German.

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 William Abplanalp missionary letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

William Abplanalp was born on February 19, 1878 in Midway, Utah to parents Peter and Margaretha Eggler Abplanalp. He married Barbara Elizabeth Jenkins on September 5, 1899 in Vernal, Utah. Together they had seven children.

William served a mission in Germany and Switzerland from 1906-1909.

He passed away on March 21, 1961 in Roosevelt, Utah where he is buried.


4 folders (1.0 linear ft.)

Custodial History

No information on donor of collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition



Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Catie Freedman, student manuscript processor, John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.

Register of William Abplanalp missionary letters
Catie Freedman
2015 January 20
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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