Grant Lee Benson papers

Grant Lee Benson papers

Dates: 1917-1921

Lesson outlines, notes, scriptural references, grammar and vocabulary words, word lists, publications, patriarchal blessings, and correspondence. Most of the materials relate to the Tahitian language and Benson's attempts to master it and use it in his missionary work.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Benson, Grant Lee, 1896-1960
  • Call Number: MSS 304
  • 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Grant Lee Benson papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS 304; Grant Lee Benson papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 304, LTPSC.
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Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--French Polynesia--Tahiti (Island); Correspondence; Material Types; Mormon Church--Missions--French Polynesia--Tahiti (Island); Mormon missionaries--French Polynesia--Tahiti (Island)--History--Sources; Mormons--French Polynesia--Tahiti (Island)--History--Sources; Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church)--History; Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)--History--Sources; Tahitian language--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Letters; Lists; Notes
Processing Information
Processed; unknown; 1974.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Benson (Grant Lee) papers
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Finding aid prepared by Megan Furcini
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Biographical History

A native of Grantsville, Utah, Grant Lee Benson served a mission for the LDS Church in the French Society Islands (Tahitian Islands) from 1917-1921.

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