Albert Stephen Jones papers

Albert Stephen Jones papers

Dates: 1893-1902

Contains diaries and photographs, including twenty stereographs, documenting Jones's experience as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Samoa and Tonga from 1893 to 1896. The diaries detail his daily activities and talk about the nature of his work. Jones continued to write in these diaries after his return to Provo, Utah until 1902. The collections also contains a handwritten Tongan-English dictionary copied by Jones and a 1895 article on Tongan cannibalism written by Jones.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.). -- 3 folders (0.25 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jones, Albert Stephen, 1871-1962
  • Call Number: MSS 350
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English and Tongan.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Albert Stephen Jones diaries, photographs, and other material 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 350; Albert Stephen Jones papers; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 350, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated.
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--Tonga; Tongan language--Dictionaries--English; Mormon missionaries--Tonga; Mormon missionaries--Samoan Islands; Mormon Church--Missions--Samoan Islands; Mormons--Utah--Provo; Mormons--Samoan Islands; Mormons--Tonga; Provo (Utah); Jones, Albert Stephen, 1871-1962; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Tonga; Jones, Albert Stephen, 1871-1962--Diaries; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Samoan Islands
Genre / Form
Diaries; Electronic books; Photographs
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS350
Finding Aid Title
Jones (Albert Stephen) diaries, photographs, and other material
Finding Aid Author
Megan Furcini
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-11-05 21:17:25 -0700.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Albert Stephen Jones (1871-1962) was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Samoa and Tonga from 1893 to 1896.

Albert S. Jones was born in Provo, Utah in 1871. He later served as a missionary in the Samoan Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1893 to 1896. Most of this time was spent working in Tonga. At the close of his mission, Jones returned to his home in Provo, Utah. He died in 1962.



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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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