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Christopher James Kearl diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 8926

Scope and Contents

Four handwritten mission journals from Christopher James Kearl's mission to the British Isles. Materials dated 1906-1908.


  • 1906-1908


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 Christopher James Kearl diaries.must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

Christopher James Kearl (1883-1918) was Mormon missionary in Great Britain.

Christopher James Kearl was born to Christopher Columbus Kearl and Jane Ann Robinson Kearl in Bear Lake County, Idaho in 1883. After he turned 23, he was called to serve as a missionary in Bradford, England between 1906 and 1908. After coming back, he attended Brigham Young college as he lived in Smithville, Utah and, in two years, he married Melvia E. Daines on June 21, 1911. After his three children Beatrice, Barbara, and Sarah were born, he died in a roller mill accident on February 27, 1918.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Afton Auld Tuneson, grandson of Christopher James Kearl, in 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Afton Auld Tuneson; September 2016.


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

Processing Information

Processed; Eric Wolford, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2016.

Register of Christopher James Kearl diaries
Eric Wolford
2016 October 31
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