Frands Peter Peterson mission diary

Frands Peter Peterson mission diary

Dates: 1885-1886

Frands Peter Peterson was called to leave his wife and family through John Taylor to serve a mission to the United States in 1885. His journal includes an interesting description of Jesus Christ by a Governor of Judea named Publicus Centulus. At a conference, he is assigned to serve in northwestern Minnesota. He boards with and teaches many German families. The cold is intense during the winter months. He teaches, baptizes and blesses babies (recording birth dates and parents’ names of each child). The last few pages of the diary include home remedies. There are also statistical reports of the Minnesota and Indiana Conferences, elder’s names and financial records. 225 pages in a 5 by 8 inch leather book.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Peterson, Frands Peter
  • Call Number: MSS 4157
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Frands Peter Peterson 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 4157; Frands Peter Peterson mission diary; 19th Century Western Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4157, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Ruby Brown Bradfield; 1991.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Ruby Brown Bradfield; 1991.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Minnesota; Diaries; Material Types
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 18 July 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development of 19th Century Western Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Peterson (Frands Peter) mission diary
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by H. Christine Swindler and Karen Glenn, student processors and John Murphy
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:45-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Frands Peter Peterson served an LDS mission to Northwestern Minnesota from 1885-1886.

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