Thomas William Gunn mission diaries

Thomas William Gunn mission diaries

Dates: 1906-1908

Account of his activities as a Latter-day Saint missionary, primarily in Florida, part of the Southern States Mission. Collection also includes a photocopy and typescript of each volume, prepared by the Department of Special Collections and Manuscripts at Brigham Young University. The third volume includes poetry, song lyrics, scripture references, and financial and other notes. A list of persons baptized by Gunn and a missionary companion, September 1906-March 1907, is included at the end of the first volume. Also includes a postcard addressed to Gunn's wife, December 1909. Volumes span the following dates: (1) 1906 May-1907 Apr. (2) 1907 Apr.-1908 Jan (3) 1908 Mar.-July.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Gunn, Thomas William, 1881-1945
  • Call Number: MSS 2062
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Original volumes restricted. Photocopy and typescript available for patron use.
Languages and Scripts
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Mission 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 2062; Thomas William Gunn mission diaries; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2062, LTPSC
Custodial History
Pat Hansen, a granddaughter of Thomas W. Gunn and Eliza Ann Anderson, received the journals from her grandmother after Thomas W. Gunn's death. Hansen donated the journals to BYU on 28 April 1998.
Acquisition Information
Doanted; Pat Hansen; 1998.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Southern States Mission; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Florida; Gunn, Thomas William, 1881-1945--Diaries; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--Florida; Mormon missionaries--Florida
Genre / Form
Diaries; Photocopies; Postcards; Typescripts
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Gunn (Thomas William) mission diaries
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-11T15:14-0600

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts