Thomas Ephraim Harper missionary journals

Thomas Ephraim Harper missionary journals

Dates: 1884-1887

Thomas Ephraim Harper served as a missionary for the Mormon Church in the Southern States Mission (1884-1887) working largely in Virginia and West Virginia Harper gives a detailed account of his missionary experiences, including run-ins with anti-Mormon mobs. The transcription includes title page, preface, guide to the editorial procedures used, 12 illustrations, transcripts of the journals, and photocopies of the items. Also included in the collection is a life sketch of Thomas Harper, written by Reid L. Harper.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Harper, Thomas Ephraim, 1857-1923
  • Call Number: MSS 3181
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Thomas Ephraim Harper missionary journals 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 3181; Thomas Ephraim Harper missionary journals; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3181, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donor: Transcriptions donated by Reid L. Harper in Jan. 1997 and original journals donated by E. Craig Harper in May 2005.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--Southern States--History; Mormon Church--Missions--Virginia--History; Mormon missionaries--Virginia--History; Mormons--Virginia--History--Sources; Harper, Thomas Ephraim, 1857-1923; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Southern States
Genre / Form
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Harper (Thomas Ephraim) missionary journals
Finding Aid Author
Andrea Wyss
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-11-10 14:08:34 -0700.
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Thomas Ephraim Harper (1857-1923) was a Mormon missionary for the Mormon Church serving in the Southern States Mission.

comments powered by Disqus

Site Navigation

Search this Collection

Collection Arrangement

Yellow highlight indicates current location in collection description

Print View

Help with this Collection

Ask us a Question

Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts