Levi Garrett Leatham British mission journals

Levi Garrett Leatham British mission journals

Dates: 1913-1915

There are two volumes of Levi Garrett Leatham’s British mission journals. Volume 1: May 4, 1913 - September 25, 1914. Black soft-cover book, 6.25 by 7.25 inches. Volume 2: September 26, 1914 - May 1, 1915. Black hardback Minute Book with red corners and binding, 7 by 9 inches. The alphabetic index pages in the front of book are blank. 93 pages have journal entries, last 120 pages are blank. Leatham quit his job as a “washer” in St. Anthony, Idaho, on May 5, 1913, to leave for his mission. He received his temple ordinances in Logan, Utah. He took a steamship from Montreal, Canada, to Liverpool, England; he arrived on May 30. He met President Bension of the European mission and Elder Brookbank, editor of the Millenial Star. He carefully recorded the names of people he taught, administered to and dined with. Some surnames of missionaries he served with were Powell, Woolley, Blake, Flitton, Elmer, Broadhead, Wilson, and Edwards. He traveled by bicycle and foot. He spent a lot of time in Bristol but mentioned a few other cities such as Pontypool, Abergavenmy, and Balenavon. He visited the Raglan Castle. On March 19, 1915, he boarded the ship in Liverpool and arrived in Montreal on March 29, 1915.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.20 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Leatham, Levi Garrett, 1890-1967
  • Call Number: MSS 3942
  • 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.
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Initial citation: MSS 3942; Levi Garrett Leatham British mission journals; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3942, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Roberta L. Lindsay and Betty L. Gentillon in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Roberta L. Lindsay and Betty L. Gentillon; 1987.
Subject Terms
Letham family; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missionaries--England; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries--England--Diaries; Mormon missionaries--England--London--History--20th century
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Processed; H. Christine Broonhead; 24 May 2007.
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19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Leatham (Levi Garrett) British mission journals
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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Biographical History

Levi Garrett Leatham (1890-1967) married Mary Ivie Rose and had eight children.

Levi Garrett Leatham was born to Robert Alexander Steele Leatham and Rachael Currie Garrett on November 8, 1890, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah. He married Mary Ivie Rose on April 5, 1916 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had eight children: Calvin Levi, Arnold Rex, Vera Rose, Marie and Rulon James, and three who were recorded as still living in 2007. He died in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, on February 17, 1967.

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