Wendell J. Ashton collection on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' 150th Anniversary in England
Scope and Contents note
The collection contains a program entitled "A Century and a Half of Shared Dedication" for the 150th anniversary of the Church dinner. It also includes a letter by David Whittaker to the donors, and a letter by Wendell Ashton explaining the receiving of an 1841 Book of Mormon presented to Queen Victoria. Speeches from the dinner are also enclosed, including a copy of the typescript of Ronald Reagan's speech for the anniversary dinner, a message of welcome by Ezra Taft Benson, Gordon B. Hinckley's speech entitled "Truth Has Prevailed," and a response to the Ronald Reagan speech at the anniversary dinner by Sir Rhodes Boyson.
- Ashton, Wendell J. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access note
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Wendell J. Ashton collection on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' 150th Anniversary in England must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Wendell J. Ashton was born October 31, 1912 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Marian Reynolds April 24, 1940. He was the mission president of the London England Mission when the 150th anniversary for the LDS church was celebrated. He died August 30, 1995.
1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of speeches made by President Ronald Reagan, Gordon B. Hinckley, Ezra Taft Benson and Sir Rhodes Boyson at the celebratory 150th anniversary dinner of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England. It also includes letters by David Whittaker to the donor Wendell J. Ashton.
Custodial History note
Donated by Wendell J. Ashton in 1988.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Wendell J. Ashton; 1988.
20th Century Western and Mormon Americana because of the Mormon celebration in England expounding upon how the Saints moved towards the west.
Processing Information note
Processed; Katie Connors, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
- Register of Wendell J. Ashton collection on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' 150th Anniversary in England
- Katie Connors, student processor; John Murphy, curator
- July 28, 2008
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.