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George Edmond Miles missionary journal

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1709

Scope and Contents

Typescript of missionary journal for George Edmond (or Edmund) Miles' service in the Southern States Mission from July 1896-November 1897. Includes nearly daily entries describing Miles' experiences as a missionary. Journal is in two volumes: Volume 1 is July 1896-April 1897 and Volume 2 is May-November 1897.


  • 1896-1897


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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 George Edmond Miles missionary journal must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

George Edmond Miles (1866-1970) was a Mormon missionary in the Southern States Mission.

George Edmond Miles was born December 9, 1866, in London, England, to John H. W. Miles and Jane Mary Wyatt. He arrived in Utah in 1878 with his mother and four siblings, and settled in St. George. He initially worked at a general store near the Silver Reef Mine. When he was 27, George married Victoria Josephine Jarvis, and they had seven children together. In 1896, at age 29, Miles was called to serve a mission in the Southern States, where he served until 1899. In St. George, Miles taught school in Washington County for four years, was St. George City Clerk for 18 years, juvenile judge for eight years, and justice of the peace for three terms.

George Edmond Miles died at the age of 103 on February 7, 1970.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Provenance unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition unknown.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013)

Processing Information

Updated for DACS compliance; Ryan K. Lee; 2016.

Register of George Edmond Miles missionary journal
Andrea Wyss
2011 April 20
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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