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Jenson, Andrew, 1850-1941



  • Existence: 1850 - 1941


Andrew Jenson (1850-1941) was an Assistant Church Historian for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Andrew Jenson was born as Anders Jensen on December 11, 1850 in Denmark. His parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was a young child, and moved the family to Utah in 1866. Jenson served missions to Denmark in 1873 and 1879. He later became Assistant Church Historian. Jenson died November 18, 1941, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

His Latter day saints biog. ...

Jensen, Andrew. The Society Islands mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 198-?: t.p. (Andrew Jensen)

Brigham Young University Religious Education Image Archive, Jan. 14, 2008: Andrew Jensen grave (Jensen, Andrew, 1850-1941)

BGMI, Jan. 30, 2008 (Jenson, Andrew (1850-1941))

WBIS, Jan. 30, 2008 (Jenson, Andrew; assist church historian; b. Dec. 11, 1850, Denmark; came to U.S. in 1866)

LCCN 36031804: His Joseph Smiths levnetslöb, 1879 (usage: A. Jenson)

Wikipedia, 17 May 2012 (Andrew Jenson, Anders Jensen; born 11 December 1850, Torslev parish, Hjørring, Denmark; died 18 November 1941; Danish immigrant to the United States, assistant Church Historian of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, president of the Church's Scandinavian mission)

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Day by day with the Utah pioneers

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230351105]
Identifier: MSS 5855

Scrapbook of the periodical Day by Day with the Utah Pioneers, 1847.

Dates: 1897

Day by day with the Utah pioneers 1847

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2623
Scope and Contents

Scapbooks. The materials are newspaper clippings glued into blank pages of a book entitled: "Day by day with the Utah pioneers 1847." The items were originally published in the newspapers the "Salt Lake Tribune" and the "Deseret News." The clippings refer to the migration of 1847 to Utah and the early settling of that state by Mormon pioneers.

Dates: 1934-1935

Ecker Studio phototgraph of Andrew Jenson

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197235225775]
Identifier: MSS 8656
Scope and Contents

Materials include one framed photograph of a man in a suit. The following is written on the front: "Andrew Jenson on his 90th birthday anniversary. Dec. 11, 1940."

Dates: 1940 December 11

General correspondence, 1880-1927

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 31197231038438], Folder: 22
Identifier: MSS 15 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Materials include correspondence sent to Orson F. Whitney from friends, Church leaders, and admirers (including George H. Brimhall, Benjamin Cluff, and Richard R. Lyman). The writers of the letters compliment his writings, solicit advice, provide general updates, discuss travels, and inquire about gospel principles. Dated 1880-1927.

Dates: 1880-1927

Andrew Jenson : historian, churchman, traveler, missionary and author

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230243856]
Identifier: MSS SC 606
Scope and Contents

Typewritten draft of a biographical sketch written for the Utah State Historical Society of a Mormon pioneer, missionary, author-journalist and assistant Latter-day Saint Church historian. It describes (mainly through excerpts from his autobiography) his activities in those capacities, as well as his emigration from Denmark to Utah and family data. Also included are two articles by Newell Knight and an article from the Salt Lake City Historian's Office pertaining to "Washington Square."

Dates: undated

Andrew Jenson notes

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1914
Scope and Contents

Three volumes of sections of the Bible with notes and commentaries on the text in Danish. Commentaries and reflections on the Bible are placed between pages of the text.

Dates: 1890

Andrew Jenson papers

Identifier: MSS 325
Scope and Contents

Correspondence; autobiography of Jenson's life from the time he lived in Denmark to his residence in Utah; drafts of writings for the newspaper column, "Jenson Travels," appearing in the Deseret News newspaper; travel notes; photographs; and memorabilia. Jenson's writings largely pertain to Mormon and Utah history. Dated 1850 to 1935.

Dates: 1850-1935

Andrew Jenson receipt

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230322254]
Identifier: MSS SC 2343
Scope and Contents

Printed and handwritten receipt made out to a Mr. Reese. The receipt was for $2.50 to cover the cost of a subscription for the "Historical Record" for the years 1887 and 1888.

Dates: 1888

Journal history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 1
Scope and Contents

Microfilmed copies of a wide range of primary source materials including correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, and diary and history excerpts. The collection relates to a large number of topics on Mormon Church and Utah history. The items were collected by Andrew Jenson and many other employees of the Mormon Church Historical Department.

Dates: 1830-1972

Rasmus Olsen diary and notes

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230317882]
Identifier: MSS SC 1940
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary and notes mostly in Danish. These entries were written in four almanacs, on an envelope, and on one loose sheet of paper. The diary was written for the year 1872. The notes largely record historical events from ancient to modern times.

Dates: 1866-1873