John Lewis Swenson missionary journal
Scope and Contents
Journal documents Elder Swenson's missionary experiences in the Central States Mission from 1912 to 1913. Although Elder Swenson kept three journals, only this third volume has survived.
- Swenson, John Lewis, 1891-1979 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
John Lewis Swenson was born on 3 May 1891 in Spanish Fork, Utah. He graduated for Spanish Fork High School and attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. As a young man he was called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Central States Mission. Following his mission, Swenson worked in construction, farmed, and ranched. He served on his local school board in Bancroft, Idaho, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Farmers Land and Irrigation Company. In 1938 he moved to Provo, Utah, where he worked at Geneva Steel until retirement. He then moved to Mesa, Arizona, where he died on 19 December 1979.
Language of Materials
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Missions--Central States--History
- Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- Biography
- Missionary stories -- Latter Day Saint authors
- Missions and Missionaries
- Mormon missionaries -- Central States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
- Register of John Lewis Swenson missionary journal
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.