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LaFayette C. and Pearl M. Lee collection

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2313

Scope and Contents

The collection contains (1) the journals of LaFayette C. Lee and Pearl M. Lee during and after their mission to Japan; (2) photocopies of several nineteenth-century items, including photographs and a Nauvoo receipt; and (3) photocopies of a photo album from mission to Japan, 1915-1919.


  • 1915-1936


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

Biographical / Historical

LaFayette C. Lee, son of Milton LaFayette Lee and Mary Elizabeth Cox, was born July 31, 1894. He married Augusta Pearl Mortensen on May 26, 1915. He served a mission to Japan with his wife from 1915-1917. He died on February 18, 1975. (Augusta) Pearl Mortensen Lee was born August 21, 1893, daughter of James (or Jens) Mortensen and Ida Jane Pease. She and LaFayette had seven children. She died on November 29, 1959.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the Brigham Young University Library on October 9, 2000.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Erica Lee.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.


Several of the items have been removed and transferred to Photo Archives or made it into a separate collection. The Nauvoo Legion receipt has been made into a separate collection, under VMSS 800.

Register of LaFayette C. and Pearl M. Lee collection
Rose Frank
9 March 2011
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