Skip to main content

Ether Wolfley mission diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6867

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, photographs, and a journal of Ether Wolfley. These items are all from the time that Ether spent as an LDS missionary in the Southern States mission. The photographs show Ether and a few of his friends from the mission. There are letters and papers pertaining to his assignments as a missionary. The journal spans the years he served.


  • 1934-1937


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 the Ether Wolfley mission journal must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Ether Wolfley was born February 20, 1896, in Etna, Wyoming, to Rudolph Edward and Eliza Neuenschwander Wolfley. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1934-1937 in the Southern States Mission. Upon his release, his parents came to pick him up. While they were in Phoenix, Arizona, their car was hit by a train, and his mother was killed. On October 21, 1937, he married Leah Mabel Whitecar. He died 1 September 1974.


2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Materials left in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Chris W. Johnson in 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Chris W. Johnson; 2008.


Depicts the life of an LDS missionary.

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007.)

Processing Information

Processed by Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, Curator in 2010.

Register of the Ether Wolfley mission diary
Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, Curator
2010 June 2
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