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Charles W. Hancock papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3806

Scope and Contents

Collection contains the personal journals of Charles W. Hancock documenting his life from the time of his mission call in 1896 until 1942. The journals include five volumes, along with an additional volume containing a record of baby blessings, priesthood confirmations, baptisms, and other events that occurred during his mission service. Also included in the collection are thirty-six photographs taken during his mission. Images include mission companions, people he served, the mission homes, the Hawaii Temple, and other important buildings in Hawaii.


  • approximately 1896-1942


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. 3Photographs;Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Charles W. Hancock papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Charles William Hancock (1876-1961) was born in Harrisville, Utah, to Charles and Louisa Hancock. He grew up in Cambridge, Idaho. In 1896 Charles was called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Sandwich Islands. After his return Hancock married Martha Richardson, with whom he had corresponded throughout his mission. They had four children, and settled in Wapello, Idaho. Hancock died in 1961 in Blackfoot, Idaho.


2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Eugene Merrill Hancock.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Charles W. Hancock papers
Amy Perez
5 April 2011
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