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Latter Day Saint churches -- Missions -- Tonga

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Lorraine Morton Ashton collection on Ermel J. Morton

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6273
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of papers relating to the dictionary Ermel J. Morton, a Mormon missionary who went to Tonga, created from English to Tongan and Tongan to English, his accounts of his mission and translating the Book of Mormon, a history of his wife, a catalog of his materials from home, a typed copy of the talks at his funeral and a Tongan grammar book. There is also a book written about the time the family spent in Tonga.

Dates: 1956-2011

Brigham Smoot journals and letter, 1889-1892

Identifier: MSS 3315 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains journals and a letter created and collected by Smoot during his service as a Latter-day Saint missionary in Samoa and Tonga between 1889 and 1892. Also includes transcriptions of the journals prepared by Loretta Nixon.

Dates: 1889-1892

Verlyn Dale Frost papers

Identifier: MSS 7585
Scope and Contents

Collection contains photographs, correspondence, slides, film reels, and journals related to Verlyn Dale Frost and his mission to the Tongan Islands. A particular emphasis is placed on his work at the Liahona School. The materials are dated 1954-2010.

Dates: 1954-2010

Albert Stephen Jones papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 350
Scope and Contents Contains diaries and photographs, including twenty stereographs, documenting Jones's experience as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Samoa and Tonga from 1893 to 1896. The diaries detail his daily activities and talk about the nature of his work. Jones continued to write in these diaries after his return to Provo, Utah until 1902. The collections also contains a handwritten Tongan-English dictionary copied by Jones and a 1895 article on Tongan cannibalism...
Dates: 1893-1902

Willard L. and Jennie Hill Leavitt Smith collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2260
Scope and Contents The collection, containing mission diaries, World War I army diary, family histories, and bound copies of autobiographies and family histories, has been organized by (1) mission diaries of Willard and Jennie Smith; (2) family histories; and (3) bound copies. The collection contains material on the First Tongan Mission after it was separated from the Samoan Mission; Samoan Mission; genealogy of the Willard L. Smith family and the Jennie Hill Leavitt family; Haun's Mill Massacre; and personal...
Dates: 1915-1918

Fred W. Stone scrapbook and slides of Tongan mission

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197223104271]
Identifier: MSS 2991
Scope and Contents

Collection contains slides (photographic) and a Tongan mission scrapbook, 1955-1959, including photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, Church programs, invitations, and related ephemera. The slides include nineteen color images of Tonga, Tongan people, missionaries, and Stone family members.

Dates: 1955-1959

Verlyn Dale Frost biographical documents, approximately 1970-2010

 Series — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4 [Barcode: 31197231010882], Folder: 8
Identifier: MSS 7585 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains biographical documents written by Frost and his wife, Carol Jean Frost. Dated approximately 1970-2010.

Dates: approximately 1970-2010

Verlyn Dale Frost correspondence, 1955 September-1958 May

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7585 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Letters from Frost to his parents, sister, and future wife, Mr. and Mrs. John Frost, Emma Lou Frost, and Carol Jean Gibson. The letters cover the entirety of his mission, and describe his experiences as a missionary, teacher, and district president in Tonga. Dated 1955-1958.

Dates: 1955 September-1958 May

Verlyn Dale Frost photographs, 1955-1958

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7585 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of Frost's experiences in the Tongan Mormon mission with building projects and recreation, the natives and cultural events, and Liahona College. Also includes a wedding photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Verlyn Dale Frost. Dated 1955-1958.

Dates: 1955-1958

Verlyn Dale Frost slides, 1955-1958

 Series — Box 2: Series 1; Series 2; Series 5; Series 6 [Barcode: 31197233618427], Folder: 1-3
Identifier: MSS 7585 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Color slides of images taken by Frost while serving at as a Mormon missionary to Tonga. They feature Frost's voyage to Tonga, the Liahona School, Tongan people involved in cultural events, and missionaries participating in various activities. Dated 1955-1958.

Dates: 1955-1958