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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. British Mission



  • Existence: 1837 - 1929


The British Mission (1837-) was the largest mission in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the 19th century.

The British Mission was established on June 4, 1837, when Heber C. Kimball was set apart to open a mission in England. The first missionaries sent to England arrived in Liverpool on July 20, 1837. The British Mission President was also over missions to Europe until the European Mission was created in 1929.

Citation:, via WWW, accessed February 14, 2020 (largest mission in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the 19th century; established on June 4, 1837 by Heber C. Kimball; first missionaries sent to England arrived in Liverpool on July 20, 1837; British Mission President was also over missions to Europe until the European Mission was created in 1929).

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Langley Allgood Bailey scrapbook and diary

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197239252684]
Identifier: MSS 9344
Scope and Contents Includes a photocopy of Langley Allgood Bailey's diary, kept from about 1885 to 1927, providing an autobiographical sketch of Bailey's early life, his journey as a pioneer in the Martin Handcart Company, and his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also includes a scrapbook kept by Langley with documents and articles related to his life and his obituary in 1928. The scrapbook also includes several original poems and was kept in a Juab Stake annual report ledger,...
Dates: approximately 1880-1928

The diary of Joseph Lawson : while serving on a mission to England for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from October 15, 1866 to January 10, 1868

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230348853]
Identifier: MSS 3914
Scope and Contents Joseph Lawson Mission Diary (typed). 79 pages. 15 October 1866 to 10 January 1868. Joseph Lawson was called to serve a mission to England during a General Conference on 8 April 1866. The people in England were excited about his being there from Salt Lake City, his "mountain home," but weren't as interested in the Church at first. Joseph often felt inadequate but prayed for strength to do some good. The journal includes some family history information Joseph found while serving in England....
Dates: 1866-1868

George H. Hansen albums, 1914-1963

Identifier: MSS 1628 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains scenes from Hansen's mission in England, travels and studies in Mexico, Texas, and California, geology trips, visit to Indonesia to establish a geology department at Gadjah Mada University, and his college years and service in the Utah State ROTC; Afton Allred Hansen's mission to the Eastern States in the 1920s; Bessie Hansen and her family and friends in Richfield, Utah, her nursing work, on camping trips and other vacations; Mildred Allred with her friends and family, on trips to...
Dates: 1914-1963

George H. Hansen loose photographs, 1900-1980

Identifier: MSS 1628 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains photographs of George on his mission to England, on geology field trips, on his visit to Indonesia, in the ROTC; of Afton Allred Hansen on his mission to the Eastern States; of Bessie Hansen in Richfield, on vacations, and with her family and friends; of Mildred Allred on her mission to California; of the Greco family (George's aunt); of George's family while he was growing up in Richfield; of the Utah Agricultural College Fair; of Afton as a teacher, missionary, and mother; of...
Dates: 1900-1980

George H. Hansen negatives, 1896-1972

Identifier: MSS 1628 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains negatives of George Hansen at Utah State, family trips, and geology; Bessie Hansen with her family and friends; George's mission to England; findings of fossils, arrowheads, and interesting rocks; the trip to Indonesia; redistricting studies; fishing trips; artifacts from a trip to Mexico; Utah maps and documents; Utah gas and oil studies, soil profiles.

Dates: 1896-1972

George H. Hansen slides, 1915-1971

Identifier: MSS 1628 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains slides of George and Afton's family and their travels, and family reunions; Afton's BYU tour to Europe; trips (George and Afton, Mildred) to Hawaii, China, Indonesia, Africa, Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia, Denmark, Norway, England, Fiji, Egypt, Greece, India, the Holy Land, and Turkey.

Dates: 1915-1971

George H. Hansen photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1628

This is primarily a collection of original Hansen prints, slides, and negatives and also includes photographic albums belonging to George Hansen, Afton Allred Hansen, and Bessie Hansen.

Dates: approximately 1896-1980

John Francis Howells missionary diary

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239249961]
Identifier: MSS 9246
Scope and Contents

Contains the missionary diary of John Francis Howells, who served in the British Mission from 1892-1894. He served primarily in Liverpool and Macclesfield, England; and, Cardiff, Aberdare, and Cwnbran, Wales. This diary is from 1893.

Dates: 1893

William Charles Isgreen letter to Emil Benjamin Isgreen

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239236414]
Identifier: MSS 8864

George Finlay Macdonald photograph

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239266247]
Identifier: MSS 9365
Scope and Contents

Contains a postcard photograph with the note, "Representatives of the B.Y.U. laboring in the British Mission at Elders Convention in London Sept. (9 -11)- 13 held at Deseret." George Finlay Macdonald (who is pictured second from the right, back row) served in the London Conference from 1913 to 1915. Materials dated approximately 1913.

Dates: approximately 1913

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