Josephine Hinckley Bentley mission diary

Josephine Hinckley Bentley mission diary

Dates: 1913

Josephine Hinckley Bentley was one of the first sister missionaries to serve in California. The Josephine Hinckley Bentley mission diary includes the photocopied account of Josephine's mission to California. The diary is from 1913 and includes information about Josephine's daily activities as a missionary including information about her associates and especially her love of singing. (She was a soloist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir).

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.07 linear feet)
  • Creator: Bentley, Josephine Hinckley
  • Call Number: MSS 3934
  • 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
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Josephine Hinckley Bentley mission diary 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 3934; Josephine Hinckley Bentley mission diary; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3934, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by L. Richard Bentley in 1986.
Acquisition Information
Donated; L. Richard Bentley; 1986.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries--United States--Diaries; Women missionaries--United States
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Katie Connors, student processor; John Murphy, curator; 2009.
Appraisal Information
LDS, Utah, and Western American women (19th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy).
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Finding Aid Title
Bentley (Josephine Hinckley) mission diary
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:05-0600
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Biographcial History

Josephine Hinckley was born on August 5, 1887, in Fillmore, Millard County, Utah, to Ira Noble Hinckley and Lilian King. She was a sister missionary in California in 1913. She married Leroy Bentley on August 19, 1914, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She and Leroy had six children. She passed away on May 10, 1978, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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