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Niels Christian Jensen autobiography and day book

Niels Christian Jensen autobiography and day book

Dates: 1876-1927

Photocopies of a handwritten autobiography and a day book. Jensen writes about his life in Denmark including his participation in the war with Prussia in 1864. Jensen also relates his migration to the United States; his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; his settling in Manti and Richmond, Utah; and his later move to the Rexburg, Idaho, area.

  • Extent: 2 folders (2 linear in.)
  • Creator: Jensen, Niels Christian, 1838-1933
  • Call Number: MSS 1005
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Autobiography and day book must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1005; Autobiography and day book; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1005, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Jensen, Niels Christian, 1838-1933; Danish Americans--Idaho--History--Sources; Danish Americans--Utah--History--Sources; Denmark--History--19th century--Sources; Emigration and immigration--Religious aspects--Mormon Church; Manti (Utah)--History--Sources; Mormons--Idaho--Rexburg--History--Sources; Mormons--Utah--History--Sources; Overland Journeys to the Western United States; Rexburg (Idaho)--History--Sources; Richmond (Utah)--History--Sources; Schleswig-Holstein War, 1864--History--Sources
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Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Jensen (Niels Christian) autobiography and day book
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Andrea Wyss
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-09-14T10:39-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Danish convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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