LaFayette C. and Pearl M. Lee collection

LaFayette C. and Pearl M. Lee collection

Dates: 1915-1936

The collection contains (1) the journals of LaFayette C. Lee and Pearl M. Lee during and after their mission to Japan; (2) photocopies of several nineteenth-century items, including photographs and a Nauvoo receipt; and (3) photocopies of a photo album from mission to Japan, 1915-1919.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Lee, LaFayette C. (Lafayette Cox), 1894-1975. -- Lee, Pearl M. (Pearl Mortensen), 1893-1959
  • Call Number: MSS 2313
  • 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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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Several of the items have been removed and transferred to Photo Archives or made it into a separate collection. The Nauvoo Legion receipt has been made into a separate collection, under VMSS 800.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 2313; LaFayette C. and Pearl M. Lee collection; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2313, LTPSC.
Custodial History
The collection was donated to the Brigham Young University Library on October 9, 2000.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Erica Lee.
Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Japan Mission--Photographs; Lee, LaFayette C. (Lafayette Cox), 1894-1975--Diaries; Lee, LaFayette C. (Lafayette Cox), 1894-1975--Photographs; Lee, Pearl M. (Pearl Mortensen), 1893-1959 --Diaries; Lee, Pearl M. (Pearl Mortensen), 1893-1959 --Photographs; Religion; Hinckley (Utah)--History; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--Japan; Mormon missionaries--Japan; Salt Lake City (Utah)--History
Genre / Form
Diaries; Electronic books; Photocopies; Photographs; Scrapbooks
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Lee (LaFayette C. and Pearl M.) collection
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:27-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

LaFayette C. Lee, son of Milton LaFayette Lee and Mary Elizabeth Cox, was born July 31, 1894. He married Augusta Pearl Mortensen on May 26, 1915. He served a mission to Japan with his wife from 1915-1917. He died on February 18, 1975. (Augusta) Pearl Mortensen Lee was born August 21, 1893, daughter of James (or Jens) Mortensen and Ida Jane Pease. She and LaFayette had seven children. She died on November 29, 1959.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts