First Mormons down under

First Mormons down under

Dates: 1970

A manuscript history discussing the growth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 19th century Australia as well as experiences of missionaries serving in that area. The history also includes biographies of several missionaries to Australia including John Murdock, Amasa Potter, Parley P. Pratt, Andrew J. Stewart, Charles Stapley, James McKnight and others.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Devitry-Smith, John
  • Call Number: MSS 4120
  • 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from First mormons down under 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 4120; First mormons down under; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4120, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by John-Devitry-Smith in 1988.
Acquisition Information
Donated; John Devitry-Smith; 1988.
Related Material
HBLL BX 8605.1 .B76b vol.28 no.3 and BX 8605.1 .B76b vol.29 no.2.
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--Australia
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Meghan Matthews; 11 July 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
First Mormons down under
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Meghan Matthews, Karen Glenn, student processors; John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T11:03-0600
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Biographical History

John Devitry-Smith is from Molong, New South Wales. He atted Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and worked as an engineer in Seattle, Washington.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts