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William S. Bradshaw and Marge Bradshaw mission papers, 1960-1994, bulk: 1971-1974

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6947 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains letters and other papers relating to the Bradshaw's service as mission presidents for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hong Kong from 1971 to 1974. Contains letters, handbooks, mission newsletters, an oral history and a family history focused on the Bradshaw's mission years, and gospel teaching material in both Cantonese and Vietnamese. Also contains translation material for the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price in Cantonese, and the Book of Mormon in Vietnamese, as well as Cantonese language teaching materials for missionaries, including a health missionaries handbankk, and a Cantonese romanization glossary. Dated 1960 to 1994, with the bulk dated from 1971 to 1974.


  • 1960-1994
  • Majority of material found within 1971-1974


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical History

William S., or Bill, Bradshaw was born in 1937 to William W. and Lucia Seely Bradshaw. He studied biology at Harvard University and received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Illinois. He has done research in the microbiology field as well as regarding analytical thinking in students. He met his wife Marjorie while they were both serving as Latter-day Saint missionaries in Hong Kong. He later served as a mission president in the Hong Kong Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1971 to 1947. He taught microbiology at Brigham Young University, retiring in 2008. He and his wife are former chairs of LDS Family Fellowship. They have five children.

Biographical History

Marge (Marjorie) Bradshaw (born 1935) is a graduate of the University of Wyoming and is a retired elementary school teacher. She met her husband William Bradshaw while they were both serving as missionaries in Hong Kong. They later returned when he was called as a mission president of the Hong Kong Mission from 1971 to 1974. They served as chairs of the LDS Family Fellowship. Together they have five children.


8 boxes

6 folders

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