George Edmond Miles missionary journal

George Edmond Miles missionary journal

Dates: 1896-1897

Typescript of missionary journal for George Edmond (or Edmund) Miles' service in the Southern States Mission from July 1896-November 1897. Includes nearly daily entries describing Miles' experiences as a missionary. Journal is in two volumes: Volume 1 is July 1896-April 1897 and Volume 2 is May-November 1897.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Miles, George Edmond, 1866-1970
  • Call Number: MSS 1709
  • 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.
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Initial citation: MSS 1709; George Edmond Miles missionary journal; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1709, LTPSC.
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Subject Terms
Mormons--Southern States--History; Southern States--History--1865-1951; Mormon missionaries--Southern States--History; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Saint George (Utah)--History; Miles, George Edmond, 1866-1970; Miles, George Edmond, 1866-1970--Diaries
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Updated for DACS compliance; Ryan K. Lee; 2016.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013)
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Miles (George Edmond) missionary journal
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Andrea Wyss
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-10-14 10:12:50 -0600.
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Biographical History

George Edmond Miles (1866-1970) was a Mormon missionary in the Southern States Mission.

George Edmond Miles was born December 9, 1866, in London, England, to John H. W. Miles and Jane Mary Wyatt. He arrived in Utah in 1878 with his mother and four siblings, and settled in St. George. He initially worked at a general store near the Silver Reef Mine. When he was 27, George married Victoria Josephine Jarvis, and they had seven children together. In 1896, at age 29, Miles was called to serve a mission in the Southern States, where he served until 1899. In St. George, Miles taught school in Washington County for four years, was St. George City Clerk for 18 years, juvenile judge for eight years, and justice of the peace for three terms.

George Edmond Miles died at the age of 103 on February 7, 1970.

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