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George William Willis papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2395

Scope and Contents

Contains journals, photographs, and family documents. He chronicled his mission to Great Britain from 1902 to 1905, part of which was served under President Heber J. Grant.


  • 1902-1995


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Access

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from George William Willis papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

George William Willis (1882-1960) was a Mormon missionary in Great Britain.

George William Willis was born in 1882 in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1902 to May 1905 served a mission to Great Britain. He married Kathryn Annette DuChene in 1912 in Portland, Oregon. They had two children and died in 1960 in Los Angeles, California.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in three series: 1. Missionary journals and papers, 1902-1908. 2. Willis family documents, 1902-1995. 3. Willis family photographs, approximately. 1917-1989.

Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 2002.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Madeleine W. Forrester; 2002.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Related Materials

These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of George William Willis papers
Garrett Schroath
2011 May 5
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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