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Samoan Islands -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Alva Christopher Merkley diary and notes

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS_SC_1941

Jesse J. Bennett diaries

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197231055523]
Identifier: MSS 1406
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries. Bennett writes about his leaving Meadow, Utah, to serve on a mission for the Mormon Church in the Samoan Islands. He tells about his journeys and his activities there.
Dates: 1889-1892

Claude Q. Cannon diary and an autograph book

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197231188225]
Identifier: MSS 2000
Scope and Contents Photocopies of a typescript of a diary and of handwritten entries in an autograph book. The materials were created while Cannon was serving as a missionary for the Mormon Church in Samoa. Cannon writes, often in great detail, about his daily activities and his impressions.
Dates: 1903-1906

Joseph Hatten Carpenter diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 349
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries, notes, account books, correspondence, and a translation of the Book of Mormon into the Samoan language. Carpenter writes about his mission for the Mormon Church in Samoa and about his activities as a resident of Manti. Late in life, Carpenter moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Also included is a printed copy of a microfilm copy of a handwritten diary. Carpenter also writes about his early life and his travels to northern Germany and France in 1884 and 1885.
Dates: 1884-1961

Joseph Hatten Carpenter letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231045300]
Identifier: MSS 1202
Scope and Contents Handwritten and signed letters written while Carpenter was serving as a missionary for the Mormon Church in the Samoan Islands. Carpenter describes his activities.
Dates: 1890-1893

Silas Hutchings diaries and an autobiography

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230218718]
Identifier: MSS 1780
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten diaries kept from 1894 to 1896 while Hutchings was serving on a mission for the Mormon Church in Samoa. Hutchings presents a detailed account of his activities and the culture of the Samoan people. Also included is an autobiography in which Hutchings writes about his childhood in Springville, Utah, his work in Eureka, Nevada, and his family life.
Dates: 1894-1932

Alva Christopher Merkley diary and notes

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230317874]
Identifier: MSS SC 1941
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary and notes. The diary covers the years from 1902 to 1904 while Merkley served as a missionary for the Mormon Church in the Samoan Islands. Some of the notes are in Samoan.
Dates: 1902-1904

Casse Lyman Monson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9107
Scope and Contents Contains writings on Samoan history, ecclesiastical and lingual lesson plans, and photographs from Casse Lyman Monson. Collection materials come from her time as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Samoa. Her ecclesiastical papers include Relief Society materials sent from Salt Lake City. Her historical papers include facsimile portraits of Samoan rulers, Samoan LDS history, and Samoan speeches. Dated approximately 1960-1962.
Dates: approximately 1960-1962

Earl Stanley Paul diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1797
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries kept in 10 volumes from 1912 to 1979. There are many gaps. Paul writes about his mission to Samoa from 1912 to 1916, his service in the United States Army from 1918 to 1919 in France, his marriage, Mormon church activities, and his second mission to Samoa. He also includes autobiographical materials with the diary entries. Also included area typewritten autobiography, a family history, a volume of miscellaneous correspondence and certificates, and drafts of his writings....
Dates: 1912-1979

Edwin H. Smart journals

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1608
Scope and Contents Seven handwritten journals, three miscellaneous items enclosed, and photocopies of the enclosures which include a letter, a poem in Samoan, and a pass. The journals describe missionary experiences in Samoa.
Dates: 1897-1901