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Latter Day Saints -- Hawaii

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Myrtle K. Aiu personal history

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239127506]
Identifier: MSS SC 1102
Scope and Contents

Contains a 10-page typed autobiography of Myrtle K. Aiu detailing her conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and some of her memorable spiritual experiences, including a trip to Hong Kong in 1969. Includes a typed postscript and envelope. Myrtle refers to this work as her "personal history." Materials dated 1978.

Dates: 1978

Henry William Bigler diary

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329697]
Identifier: MSS SC 3095
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript. The item is "extracts from missionary experiences. Copied from original diary owned by Delbert Bigler, Provo, Utah." The extracts start in 1853 when Bigler was on a mission for the Mormon Church in Hawaii. He writes about a smallpox epidemic and missionary experiences. He returned to Utah in 1855. He married Cynthia Jane Whipple in November of 1855. He went on another mission to Hawaii in 1857 and returned in 1858. He talks about his...
Dates: 1853-1899

Essay on Walter Murray Gibson

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239267138]
Identifier: MSS 9524
Scope and Contents

Unpublished essay titled "Walter Murray Gibson: Renegade or Saint?" Authorship not given but is attributed to Gwynn "Glen" W. Barrett, history professor at Church College of Hawaii in the 1960s. Date of original production is unknown, but is approximated from the 1960s. The essay discusses the 19th century membership of Walter Murray Gibson in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his missionary service with the Hawaiian Saints in Lanai.

Dates: approximately 1960s

H. F. Silver papers, 1939-2000

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8817 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Series contains letters, awards, speeches, and newspaper clippings from Harold F. Silver's life while he was living in Colorado. Dated approximately 1939 to 2000.

Dates: 1939-2000

Katherine Nagasawa Ishimoto letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197235221444]
Identifier: MSS 6952
Scope and Contents

Materials include a twenty-four page letter written by Katherine Nagasawa Ishimoto to a "Dearest Cassie." Ishimoto discusses her conversion to and membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with detailing her Church community. She tells about her family, the family business, her goals in religious worship and education, and current events, including her life in Hawaii as a Japanese citizen during World War II. Dated November 1945.

Dates: 1945 November

Janette Lyon Ermisch papers, 1896-1994

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7955 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, personal records, writings, photographs, and memorabilia related Ermisch. Includes some correspondence with her first husband, Henry J. Halton, until his death in 1949. The majority of the records were created during her time with her second husband, Carl Ermisch, while they lived in Hawaii until her death in 1994.

Dates: 1896-1994

Thomas Karren mission journals

Identifier: MSS 4065
Scope and Contents Materials include two original volumes of journals kept by Karren while serving as a missionary in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii). He describes learning the language, teaching doctrines and principles, developing the branch, and attending and holding conferences as well as dealings with ministers of other religions, miracles that occurred, and international events affecting the Sandwich Islands. The end of volume II includes some poems and song lyrics by Karren. Folders three through five...
Dates: 1853-1854

Henry P. Richards mission journal

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239115519]
Identifier: MSS 9523
Scope and Contents

Unpublished typed edition of the mission journal for Henry P. Richards' second mission to Hawaii from 1877 to 1879. Titled "The Extraordinary Life of a Traveling Elder" and compiled by Riley Moore Moffat in 2019. Includes an introduction and preface providing historical details about Richards, his journals, and his first mission to Hawaii from 1854 to 1857. Also includes some images, maps, and glossary of Hawaiian terms used in the journal.

Dates: 1877-1879; Publication: 2019

Ruth S. Silver calendars, 1965-1984

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8817 Series 1 Sub-Series Sub-series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains Ruth Stanlie Smith Silver's calendars filled with handwritten notes. Dated approximately 1965 to 1984.

Dates: 1965-1984

Ruth S. Silver correspondence, 1939-1994

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8817 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains Ruth Stanlie Smith Silver's correspondence, including greeting cards with photographs that she received or sent while she was living in Hawaii, Utah, England, and Colorado. Dated approximately 1939 to 1994.

Dates: 1939-1994