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Alma Greenwood diary and scrapbook

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 336
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary and scrapbook. The journal was kept from 1 Jan. to 31 Dec. 1883 when Greenwood was serving as a missionary in New Zealand. He reports on his daily activities in entries that are often lengthy and detailed. The scrapbook was created by Alma's wife, Florence Greenwood. It contains newspaper clippings from the 1880s that relate to Mormons, Utah, and to national happenings.

Dates: 1882-1888

Francis W. Kirkham diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 772
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries. Kirkham describes his early life before starting his diaries in 1893. In the first volume, Kirkham writes about his education. The volumes numbered 2 through 13 were kept when he was serving on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Zealand. These items contain accounts of his daily activities and extensive comments on the customs of the Maori people of New Zealand. The fourteenth volume tells about the completion of Kirkham's schooling and...
Dates: 1893-1902

Ola Larson diaries and genealogies

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1719
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten diaries, genealogies, and patriarchal blessings. The materials are partially autobiographical. Larson writes about his conversion to the Mormon Church, his activities in New Zealand, his mission to Sweden for the Mormon Church from 1899 to 1901, and his life in Logan, Utah. Larson was employed as a gardener and as a basket weaver.

Dates: 1894-1927

Sidney J. Ottley papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1826
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, diaries, financial ledgers, newsletters, an autobiography, greeting cards, and a scrapbook. The diaries relate to Ottley's missions for the Church in New Zealand and Great Britain and to his service as mission president also in New Zealand starting in 1951. The correspondence is between family members. The photographs in the scrapbook were taken during his mission presidency in the 1950s.

Dates: 1912-1978

Edward James Palmer diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1636
Scope and Contents

Six handwritten diaries. Palmer talks about his temporal and spiritual experiences while serving as a missionary in New Zealand for the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1891-1894

George Shepherd Taylor diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 167
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries in ten volumes with a book of missionary expenses. Also included are a printed copy of the New Testament in the Maori language and a printed "ready reference" book of scriptures often used by Mormon missionaries in both English and Maori. Taylor writes about his daily activities in leading the mission.

Dates: 1920-1924

J. S. Welch mission journal

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3892
Scope and Contents

Typescript of journal produced by J. S. Welch during his service as principal of the Latter Day Saints' Maori Agricultural College. Includes photographs and Maori vocabulary, as well as entries describing his work at the college farm, the landscape and vegetation of New Zealand, and the impact of his service on his family.

Dates: 1917-1920

Alexander Walter Wright diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 1592
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries written by Alexander Wright and his wife, Emma Elizabeth Reeve Wright. These journals were kept while the couple was on a Mormon mission in New Zealand. Two of the diaries were kept by Alexander and three were kept by Emma.

Dates: 1902-1904

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