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Fred W. Stone scrapbook and slides of Tongan mission

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2991

Scope and Contents

Collection contains slides (photographic) and a Tongan mission scrapbook, 1955-1959, including photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, Church programs, invitations, and related ephemera. The slides include nineteen color images of Tonga, Tongan people, missionaries, and Stone family members.


  • 1955-1959


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 Fred W. Stone scrapbook and slides of Tongan mission must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Fred W. Stone (1906-1969) was a Mormon missionary in Tonga.

Fred Wells Stone was born on December 3, 1906 in Salem, Utah to David Augustin Stone and Aurelia May Jackson. The family later moved to Spanish Fork, Utah and then Aberdeen, Idaho. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Stone served a mission to Tonga as a young man. After his return he married Sylvia Mary Rider on December 12, 1929 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and they had three children. Stone and his family subsequently relocated to Stockton, California, and he began working in retail. In 1955 he received a call from the Church to serve as mission president in Tonga, serving until 1959. Stone died on January 24, 1969 in Oakland, California.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by David Stone in 2003.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; David Stone; 2003.


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

Register of Fred W. Stone scrapbook and slides of Tongan mission
John Murphy
2004 July
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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