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Mads Jorgensen diaries and Letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2060

Scope and Contents

Handwritten letters and a diary. Also included are typescripts of diaries. Some items are in Danish. Most of the materials were produced when Jorgensen was serving on a mission for the Mormon Church in Scandinavia. The letters were written to his wives. His diaries also cover the time he spent in prison for polygamy.


  • 1879-1890


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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 Mads Jorgensen diaries and Letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical Note

Danish convert to the Mormon Church who migrated to Lake View, Utah, served twice as a Mormon missionary, and was interred for six months in the Utah penitentiary for polygamy.


2 inches (0.17 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Donated by Shirlee K. Last in 1983.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Shirlee K. Last; 1983.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Mads Jorgensen diaries and Letters
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2010 September 23
Description rules
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