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Hans Hansen journal

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3080

Scope and Contents

Typescript and photocopy of the journal of Hans Martin Hansen while on an mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Norway, from 20 July 1889 until 7 May 1891.


  • 1889-1891


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 Hans Hansen journal must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical sketch

Hans Martin Hansen was born in Drammen, Buskerud, Norway, on 8 August 1856. His family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and immigrated to Utah when he was about two-and-a-half years old, crossing the plains in the George Rowley handcart company in 1859. Hans helped survey Rabbit Valley, where he moved in 1878, marrying Helen A. Maxfield on 2 December 1879. He was chosen as counselor in the Fremont Ward bishopric on 24 June 1887 and labored in that capacity until 20 July 1889, when he left on a mission to Norway at age 32. Hansen served until 7 May 1891, returning prematurely due to the death of two of his children. He was appointed bishop of the Fremont Ward on 29 June 1891. He also served in the Wayne County Stake Presidency and was elected as a county clerk and recorder. Hansen died in Salt Lake City on 29 May 1939.


1 item (238 p.)(0.16 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Laura Compton.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Laura Compton.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Hans Hansen journal
Benjamin Sipes
2011 June 14
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