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The Mormon Hawaiian missionary journals of Francis Asbury Hammond, 1852-1857, 1864-1865 / transcript by John J Hammond

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3293

Scope and Contents

Collection contains nine spiral bound typescript volumes or Francis Asbury Hammond's Mormon missionary journals. The journals chronicle his first and second missions to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands from 1852-57 and 1864-65. Typescripts were prepared in 2005 by John J Hammond of Kent State University. The journals are divided into nine volumes: Volume I: February 5, 1852- April 13, 1853. Volume II: April 14, 1853- October 26, 1853. Volume III: October 27, 1853- April 11, 1854; Volume IV: April 12, 1854- July 27, 1854. Volume V: July 27,1854- February 14, 1855. Volume VI: February 15, 1855- April 11, 1855. Volume VII: April 13, 1855- February 18, 1856. Volume VIII: February 19, 1856- June 26, 1857. Volume IX: November 10, 1864- July 18, 1865.


  • 2005


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 Mormon Hawaiian missionary journals of Francis Asbury Hammond, 1852-1857, 1864-1865 / transcribed by John J Hammond must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Francis Asbury Hammond (1822-1900) was a successful leather worker. He served two missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the Sandwich Islands.

The son of Samuel S. and Charity Edwards Hammond, Francis Asbury Hammond was born November 1, 1822, in Patchogue, Suffolk County, New York. On December 31, 1847, he was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in San Francisco, California. After moving to Utah, Francis married Mary Jane Dilworth on November 17, 1848. In March 1851, Francis was called on a mission to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands, where he had previously lived; his wife and a six-month-old son accompanied him to the islands where they spent several years. After returning to Utah, he married Alice Howard on July 16, 1864. Hammond served a second mission to the Sandwich Islands from 1864-1865. Throughout his life he was a successful leather worker, a trade he had learned from his father. He died November 27, 1900 in New Mexico, while serving as San Juan Stake President.

Biographical History

John J Hammond, born and raised in Blackfoot, Idaho; B.A., M.A. in Political Science from Brigham Young University, minor in history; taught political science at Southern Utah State College; M.A. and Ph. D. in political Science from SUNY, Buffalo in 1978; taught political science and philosophy at Kent State University in Ohio for 35 years, retiring in 2007; historical researcher and writer.


5 folders (0.4 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated by John J. Hammond, who created the typescripts, in June 2006.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; John J. Hammond, June 2006.


19th Century Western and Mormon Americana.

Related Materials

BYU Library owns the later Francis A. Hammond journals, which includes the original Hawaiian mission journal of his wife. [MSS 18].

Processing Information

Processed; Lindsay Larson; May 2007.

Register of The Mormon Hawaiian missionary journals of Francis Asbury Hammond, 1852-1857, 1864-1865 / by John J Hammond
Lindsay Larson, 19th Century Manuscripts Processor
2007 May
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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