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Hagop Gagosian papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7785

Scope and Contents

Contains the Armenian Bible of Hagop Gagosian, a typescript of an autobiography of Hagop Gagosian from 1939 translated into English, an Armenian language book that belonged to John Taylor Woodbury, Jr. (Gagosian's son-in-law and a missionary in Turkey), and a CD with scanned images of parts of the Bible and language book plus translations.


  • 1882-1939


Language of Materials

Materials are in English and Armenian.

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

Biographical History

Hagop Tumas (born 1868) Gagosian was an Armenian convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Hagop Gagosian was born in Zara, Turkey, on January 25, 1868, son of Tumas and Marrow Sherinian Gagosian. Hagop married Arake Kalug Setigan in 1887. They had five children. Gagosian converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Turkey in 1894 and was one of the first Armenian converts to the Church. He later immigrated to Utah with his family.


1 volume (0.3 linear ft.)

2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

Custodial History

Donated by C. Kent Chamberlain in 2011. Chamberlain is a great-grandson of Gagosian.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; C. Kent Chamberlain; 2011.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Processing Information

Processed; Elisa Visick; May 2011.

Register of Hagop Gagosian papers
Elisa Visick
2011 May 3
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