Christen Jensen day book

Christen Jensen day book

Dates: 1878-1881

Handwritten diary by Jensen describing his experiences while serving as a missionary for the Mormon Church in Denmark. Also includes a list of accounts of contributions to the church. Diary kept during Jensen's missionary service between 1878 and 1881.

  • Extent: 1 v. (approximately 100 pages). -- 1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jensen, Christen, 1848-1932
  • Call Number: MSS 1295
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Alternative Format
Typescript of diary also included in the collection.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Christen Jensen day book must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Title from verso of front endpaper. Marbled leather cover and marbled endpapers.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1295; Christen Jensen day book; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1295, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transcript donated by Della Steineckert in 2010.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Della Steineckert; 2010.
Other Finding Aids
A register in Danish and English is available at the repository.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries--Denmark--Diaries; Mormon Church--Missions--Denmark; Jensen, Christen, 1848-1932; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Denmark; Jensen, Christen, 1848-1932--Diaries
Genre / Form
Account books; Diaries
Processing Information
Processed; Elisa Visick; 2011.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Jensen (Christen) day book
Finding Aid Author
Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-11-05 09:53:54 -0700.
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Biographical History

Christen Jensen (1848-1932) was a Mormon businessman, banker, and ecclesiastical leader in Utah and Colorado. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Denmark between 1878 and 1881.

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