Ola Larson diaries and genealogies

Ola Larson diaries and genealogies

Dates: 1894-1927

Photocopies of handwritten diaries, genealogies, and patriarchal blessings. The materials are partially autobiographical. Larson writes about his conversion to the Mormon Church, his activities in New Zealand, his mission to Sweden for the Mormon Church from 1899 to 1901, and his life in Logan, Utah. Larson was employed as a gardener and as a basket weaver.

  • Extent: 6 v. (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Larson, Ola, 1846
  • Call Number: MSS 1719
  • 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 Diaries and genealogies 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 1719; Diaries and genealogies; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1719, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Larson, Ola, 1846-; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Logan (Utah)--History--Sources; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--Sweden--History--Sources; Mormons--New Zealand--History--Sources; Mormons--Sweden--History--Sources; Mormons--Utah--Logan--History--Sources; New Zealand--History--19th century--Sources; Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church)--History--Sources; Sweden--History--Oscar II, 1872-1907--Sources; Swedish Americans--Utah--Logan--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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Larson (Ola) diaries and genealogies
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Furcini
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-02-02T10:33-0700
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Biographical History

Native of Sweden who migrated to New Zealand where he joined the Mormon Church. He subsequently migrated to Utah in 1885.

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