John Van Cott diaries

John Van Cott diaries

Dates: 1852-1862

Handwritten diaries with typescripts. The diaries cover the years 1852 to 1856 and 1859 to 1862. Van Cott writes about his service as president of the Scandinavian mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He lived in Copenhagen, Denmark. He also writes about helping organize the migration of Mormon pioneers by handcart in 1856 at Iowa City, Iowa.

  • Extent: 4 v. + typescripts
  • Creator: Van Cott, John, 1814-1883
  • Call Number: MSS 1035
  • 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: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Diaries 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 1035; John Van Cott diaries; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1035, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Scandinavia--History; Van Cott, John, 1814-1883--Diaries; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormon handcart companies; Mormons--Scandinavia--History--Sources; Pioneers
Genre / Form
Diaries; Electronic books
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS1035
Finding Aid Title
Cott (John Van) diaries
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Furcini
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-12-22T04:14-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Mormon pioneer and mission president for the LDS Church in Scandinavia.



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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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