Heber J. Grant photograph albums of Japan

Heber J. Grant photograph albums of Japan

Dates: approximately 1901

This collection consists of two albums. The first album, bound in lacquered board covers and leather spine, contains 52 photographs. Inscribed on the first leaf: "Birthday present to Edith from Papa, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2nd, 1903." The second album, bound in brown cloth, contains 30 photographs. Inscribed by Heber J. Grant and Augusta Grant to Mrs. Elizabeth Eastman [i.e. Eastmond], Salt Lake City, Utah, 1903 November 10.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Grant, Heber J. (Heber Jeddy), 1856-1945
  • Call Number: M275.2P5661901
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Condition restricted.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Heber J. Grant photograph albums of Japan must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: M275.2 P566 1901; Heber J. Grant photograph albums of Japan; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations:M275.2 P566 1901, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Japan--Photographs; Ensign, Horace S.--Photographs; Grant, Heber J. (Heber Jeddy), 1856-1945--Photographs; Kelsch, Louis A., 1856-1917--Photographs; Taylor, Alma O.--Photographs; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries--Japan--Photographs
Processing Information
Processed; 2007.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Grant (Heber J.) photograph albums of Japan
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Terrie R. Hathcock
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-12-22T04:15-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid encoded in English.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Heber J. Grant's first opportunity to serve a full-time mission came in 1901. He was an apostle when he was called to preside over the first mission in Japan.

Born on November 22, 1856, in Salt Lake City, Heber J. Grant was raised by his widowed mother, Rachel Grant. By the time he was 15, he had begun a successful business career and had been ordained to the office of Seventy. Ten years later, he was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, where he served for 37 years.

Heber J. Grant's first opportunity to serve a full-time mission came in 1901, when he was called to preside over the first mission in Japan. "The inhabitants are a wonderful people." Twenty-one years later, President Grant and his counselors in the First Presidency closed the mission, largely because of "almost negligible results of missionary efforts" there. The mission was reopened in 1948.

After becoming Church President on November 23, 1918, he dedicated three new temples, developed the Welfare Program, and helped Latter-day Saints cope with the tragedy of World War II. His business experience enabled him to modernize Church organizations and procedures. His missionary efforts, including extensive speaking engagements and friendships with national business leaders, brought the Church to the attention of the nation. After 27 years as President, Heber J. Grant died in Salt Lake City on May 14, 1945.

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