John O. Swenson journal
Scope and Contents note
Photocopy of journal covers John O. Swenson's experiences while serving a Mormon mission to the Northwest States Mission from 1885 to 1887. Swenson describes his daily activies, including his proselytizing efforts, contact with other religious denominations, and hardships endured. He describes his travel to and from the mission field, daily travel, and visits to Chicago, St. Louis, and the 1885 Minnesota State Fair. He also records hymns written by the Mission President (William M. Palmer) as well as sermons and counsel given. Also included in the journal are records of travel expenses, baptisms performed, and meetings and mission conferences held.
Conditions Governing Access note
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the John O. Swenson journal must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
John Olaf Swenson (1861-1896), of Spanish Fork, Utah, was a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northwestern States Mission from 1885 to 1887.
1 folder (0.06 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Collection contains photocopies of the journal kept by John O. Swenson while serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Northwestern States Mission from 1885 to 1887.
Custodial History note
Journal maintained by family until time of donation.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Cameron Pace; 2007.
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Processing Information note
Processed; Andrew Selman; 2008.
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.