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Schmid and Topham family collection of Richard Benson, Alvin Benson, and William Richard Smith missionary journals

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8535
Scope and Contents Materials include the original missionary journals of Richard Benson, Alvin Benson, and William Richard Smith, collected by Afton Rowley Topham and Nancy Schmid Topham. Richard Benson's journals contain information and stories from his first mission to England and second mission to Europe; the first journal goes from 1840 to 1842 and his second journal goes from April 1866 to October 1867. Alvin Benson's journal documents his mission to California from 1897 to 1898. William Richard Smith's...

Lorraine Rowley Thompson collection on Benson family

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8555
Scope and Contents Contains journals and correspondence related to the Richard and Phoebe Benson family. Includes journals kept by Richard during his Mormon missions to England, and letters he wrote to his wife Phoebe. Includes Phoebe's correspondence with Richard regarding his second mission to England, and a journal of family history information. Includes two journals of Alvin Benson that he kept during his service in the California Mission and a letter from his uncle, James Kay. Also included are records...

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  • Names: Benson, Alvin, 1859-1942 X

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