Thomas Farrar Whitley missionary diaries

Thomas Farrar Whitley missionary diaries

Dates: 1935-1938

The Thomas Farrar Whitley missionary diaries, 1935-1938 includes the diary typescript. The typescript includes an introduction containing biographical information about Whitley and historical background about Tonga.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Whitley, Colleen, 1940. -- Whitley, Thomas Farrar, 1906-1975
  • Call Number: MSS 3112
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th 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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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 3112; Thomas Farrar Whitley missionary diaries; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3112, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Colleen Whitley in 2000.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Colleen Whitley; 2000.
Subject Terms
Whitley, Thomas Farrar, 1906-1975--Diaries; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries--Tonga--Diaries
Genre / Form
Diaries; Transcripts
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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Finding Aid Title
Whitley (Thomas Farrar) missionary diaries
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-16T04:03-0600
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Biographical note

Thomas Farrar Whitley was born 11 May 1906 in Leeds, England to George Henry Whitley and Mary Ann Farrar Whitley. His family joined the LDS Church and eventually moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Tom accepted a call to serve in the Tonga Mission, where he served from Mar. 1935-Feb.1938. On Sept. 30, 1938, he married Caroline Dorothy Gunderson, with whom he had six children. Thomas Whitley died 12 July 1975 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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