Missions and Missionaries
Found in 29 Collections and/or Records:
Photocopies of typescripts of four letters by Ballenger, three addressed to President Brigham Young and one to Apostle John Taylor outlining conditions in the settlement at Sunset Crossing, Arizona. Content includes relationship with local Native American tribes. Dated 1876-1877.
Photocopy of typescript. Author recounts his call to serve as a missionary among the Navajo Indians by Mormon church president Brigham Young (1801-1877); the trip to Arizona; his activities among the Indians; and his return to Utah a year later.
Bound, typewritten, carbon copy of William Burton's journal (1841-1851), which includes extracts from Joseph Wood's journal (1839-1840). The record gives a detailed account of the journey to Utah with Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball in 1848, missionary experiences, and some family genealogy.
Holograph diary which contains blessings given to Calkins in 1850, experiences as a worker in the Mission home and as Mission President, letters received from Brigham Young and family, and letters sent to Brigham Young and family. A short biography is included with the diary.
Printed and handwritten certificates. These items certify that Green is of good character and is travelling to Hawaii on a mission for the Mormon Church. Two of the manuscripts are signed by the second president of the Mormon Church, Brigham Young.
The letter from Brigham Young to Jacob Hamblin in this collection was written about one month before the Mountain Meadows Massacre took place. In it, Young appoints Hamblin to be president of the Santa Clara Indian mission and tells him to keep good relations with the Indians. This collection also contains four blessings given to Jacob Hamblin.