Alfred A. Kofoed mission journals
Scope and Contents note
Collection contains photocopies of journals from Alfred A. Kofoed's mission to the "Friendly Islands" (Tonga). Towards the end of his mission, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints closed the Tonga mission (it was reopened in 1907). This event, along with the the daily life of a turn of the century Latter-day Saint missionary, is documented within Kofoed's journals. There are also a few entries given after he returned from his mission. The collection also contains photocopied photographs both acquired by and taken by Kofoed on his mission. The original journals and photographs are maintained by Steven Kofoed, grandson of Alfred A. Kofoed.
- Kofoed, Alfred A. (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 Alfred A. Kofoed mission journals must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Alfred A. Kofoed (1870-1943) served a mission to Tonga for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Following his return he made his living as a farmer.
Alfred A. Kofoed (1870-1943) was born in Weston, Idaho in 1870. In 1895, he embarked on a mission to the "Friendly Islands" (Tonga) for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During his mission, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints closed the mission in which Kofoed was serving. Following his return, Kofoed married Lucy Severn Randall in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1898. Kofoed made his living as a farmer, alternating between residence in Idaho and Utah throughout his life. Kofoed died in Ogden, Utah at the age of 72.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Collection contains photocopies of Kofoed's mission journals. Photocopies of pictures from Kofoed's mission are also included.
Custodial History note
Original journals maintained by Steven Kofoed, grandson of Alfred A. Kofoed.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Steven Kofoed; 2008.
19th Century Western & Mormon Americana.
Processing Information note
Processed; Lissa Bogart; 2009.
- Register of Alfred A. Kofoed mission journals
- Lissa Bogart
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.