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Daniel Francis Thomas family papers

Identifier: MSS 3197

Scope and Contents

Collection contains materials relating to the Daniel Francis Thomas family. The collction contains photocopies of letters written by Thomas and members of his family, biographies about Thomas and members of his family, as well as legal documents. Items date from 1847-1942.


  • 1847-1942


Language of Materials

Materials in English, with some correspondence in Welsh with a translation in English.

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 Daniel Francis Thomas family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical history

Daniel Francis Thomas (1826-1890) was a welsh convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was the first bishop of the Lynne Ward and served a mission in Wales.

Daniel Francis Thomas was born in South Wales to David Thomas and Hanna Williams Thomas. On May 16, 1847, he was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After years of serving in Church leadership positions in Wales, he immigrated to the United States in 1855. On November 29, 1856, he married Mary Marguerite Langlois (1834-1864), a French convert, with whom he had five children before her early death. Following the death of Mary, he wed Gustava Frederica Ohlsson (1848-1932), a Swedish convert, with whom he had nine children. In 1872, he married Sarah Ann Yeaman Stone (1843-1906) with whom he had seven children. Always active in the Church, he became the first bishop of the Lynne Ward when it was organized in 1877. In 1886 he was called to return to Wales as a missionary. After returning to Utah, Thomas died suddenly on July 29, 1890 while working in his fields.


7 folders (0.15 linear ft.)


The Daniel Francis Thomas family papers includes three archival series: 1. Daniel Francis Thomas family history documents, 1847-1942. 2. Daniel Francis Thomas family correspondence, 1854-1942. 3. Daniel Francis Thomas documents, 1886-1893.

Custodial History

The materials were found in the George Hansen Papers, donated by George Hansen.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; George Hansen; 2009.


19th Century Western and Mormon Americana.

Processing Information

Processed; Lindsay Larson; May 2007.

Register of Daniel Francis Thomas family papers
Lindsay Larson
2007 May
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