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Hans Peter Lund autobiography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8533

Scope and Contents

Contains the autobiography of early pioneer Hans Peter Lund. Includes information on his two LDS missions to Denmark, travels with the Horace S. Eldredge wagon company, and a detailed account of Lund's personal expenses. Materials dated approximately 1870-1880.


  • approximately 1870-1880


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 Peter Lund autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Hans Peter Lund (1821-1880) was an early member of the LDS church who travelled with the Horace S. Eldredge wagon company to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Hans Peter Lund was born July 16, 1821 in Nexo, Bornholm, Denmark. He was trained as a shoemaker and got his own shop on March 18, 1848 in Copenhagen. He was baptized into the LDS church on September 17, 1853. After being ordained an Elder on April 8, 1854, Lund was called to serve a mission in North West Sjaelland. Following his missionary service, Lund travelled with the Horace S. Eldredge wagon company to Salt Lake City, Utah. He was called on another mission to Denmark on April 6, 1860, where he served for several years. In January 1877 Lund was called as a home missionary, serving in Utah.

Lund passed away on June 19 1880 in Huntsville, Utah.


2 folders (0.02 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated by unknown donor in 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 2014.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Clarissa McIntire, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.

Register of Hans Peter Lund autobiography
Clarissa McIntire
2015 March 3
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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