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Latter Day Saints -- Wales

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

William Ajax letter to William Lewis

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232577194]
Identifier: MSS 8692
Scope and Contents

Materials include a photocopied letter from William Ajax (Centre, Utah) to William Lewis (Aberdare, Wales), dated March 18, 1893. Ajax writes about Wales, Utah, and the building of the Salt Lake City temple. He says that the fine quality masonry has been built by Welshmen. He also talks about his education, current interests, describes his emmigration from Wales to Utah, and discusses his opinions about Mormonism and religion. Dated March 18, 1893.

Dates: 1893 March 18

Biographical sketch of Hannah Meredith White

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230341833]
Identifier: MSS 2573
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typewritten biography. Hannah Meredith was born in 1855 in Wales. Her family had been converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and they migrated to Utah in 1863. The family first lived in Salt Lake City and later in Vernon in Tooele County. She married Joseph White in 1875, and she and her husband moved to American Fork in 1906. She died in 1939.

Dates: approximately 1940

John Edwards journal

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8367
Scope and Contents Materials include photocopies and transcriptions of John Edwards' journal written four years before his death. Included is Edwards' life history from 1831 to 1894. The autobiographical journal provides details about his joining the church in Wales, immigrating to the United States with his family in 1849 (as well as the deaths of his family around the same time), and his account of settlement and family life in Salt Lake City, Utah. Among other recollections, he writes about his faith,...
Dates: 1894

Thomas Davis Giles journals

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 959
Scope and Contents Materials include a holograph journal and photocopies of two holograph journals. The original holograph item is in Welsh and dates from 1852-1856. This journal has been photocopied. Also includes a photocopy of a journal in English that dates from 1850-1856. Giles was an 1844 convert to the Mormon church and served as a local official in that organization in Great Britain. He was blind and his diary is believed to have been penned by William Lewis and others. Giles recounts many instances of...
Dates: 1850-1856

Biography of Elizabeth Williams Grant

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230338276]
Identifier: MSS 2796
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typewritten biography. This item was "narrated by her daughter, Mary Grant Marshall written by camp historian Laura Logie Timpson." Elizabeth Williams was born in Wales in 1838. She joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and migrated to Utah in 1856 with the Bunker handcart company. Elizabeth married David Grant in 1856 and became his fourth wife. She had eight children and lived in American Fork, Utah. She later married Alex...
Dates: 1958

Elaine and Ray Walton Llanelli Branch records

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230348994]
Identifier: MSS 3948
Scope and Contents

Collection contains photocopies of Welsh churches, photocopied articles from encyclopedias or almanacs, Church vocabulary in Welsh or English, and membership and genealogical records of South Welsh Saints. 1 book, 9 x 11.75 inches, plastic green binding. 74 pages. Circa 1847-1967.

Dates: 1847-1967