Autobiography of Elder James Ferguson Bell, including a history of the Malta Mission
Scope and Contents
Typescript copy of the original autobiography by Bell, describing his life between April 1827 to March 1855. The document also contains information about the work of Bell during his presidency in the Malta Mission from 1853 to 1855. Original document was written in Pitman shorthand. The transcription is dated November 1998.
- Bell, James Ferguson, 1827-1855 (Person)
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Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
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James Ferguson Bell (1827-1855) was a Mormon convert and missionary from England. He served as president of the Malta Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
1 folder (0.10 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Donated by Peter Crawley in 2009.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Peter Crawley; 2009.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Collection contains information about early Mormon history.
Existence and Location of Originals
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church History Library; 15 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150; 801-240-2745.
The collection is in good condition.
Transcribed from Pitman Shorthand by LaJean Purcell Carruth.
Geographical and personal names edited by John E. Fell.
Processed; Devon Zimmerman, student manuscript processor, and David Whittaker, curator; 2010.
- Register of Autobiography of Elder James Ferguson Bell, including a history of the Malta Mission
- Devon Zimmerman
- 2010 September 03
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
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