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Hans Christian Sørensen diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2502

Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries kept in English while Sorensen served as a missionary for the Mormon Church. Sorensen was a native of Denmark and spent most of his time working in that country. Sorensen writes of his daily activities and about the condition of the Mormon Church in Denmark. Dated 1887-1889.


  • 1887-1889


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Originals are restricted due to condition. Digital copy of all volumes are available online and on disk. Photocopies of volumes 3-5 are also available.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Hans Christian Sørensen diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical note

Hans Christian Sorensen (1864-1925) was a Mormon missionary in Denmark and bishop.

Hans Christian Sorensen was born on November 30, 1864, in Dostrup, Aalborg, Denmark to Mads Sorensen and Kirsten Larsen. He was baptized into the LDS Church on September 2, 1875. He married Miranda Esplin and they had five children together.

While living in Orderville, Utah, Hans was called as a missionary from the LDS Church in May 1887 and served in the Scandinavia Mission, primarily in Denmark. He became bishop of the Mt. Carmel Ward in 1900.

Hans Christian Sorensen died on April 3, 1925 in Orderville, Utah.


6 folders (0.3 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Donated by Jan Kirsten Sorensen in 1984.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jan Kirsten Sorensen; 1984.


LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1, November 2013).

Existence and Location of Originals

Originals of volumes 1-3 are in folder 1. Originals of volumes 4-5 are in folder 2.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copy of all volumes available online and on disk in folder 3. Photocopies of volumes 3-5 available in folders 4-6.

Processing Information

Record updated; Ryan K. Lee; March 2018.
Register of Hans Christian Sørensen diaries
Benjamin Sipes
2010 October 29
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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