Christian J. Larsen diary and autobiography

Christian J. Larsen diary and autobiography

Dates: 1850-1914

Photocopies of a typescript of a diary and an autobiography. The diary covers the years from 1851 to 1857 and has many gaps. The autobiographical materials cover the rest of Larsen's life. Larsen was converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Denmark and performed missionary work in that country and in Norway. He moved to Utah in 1854 where he lived in Ogden, Ephraim, and Logan. He was married polygamously, participated in the Black Hawk War against the Ute Indians, and served as a patriarch for the LDS Church in Logan.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.2 linear ft.) : 217 p.
  • Creator: Larsen, Christian J., 1831-1915
  • Call Number: MSS 421
  • 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.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Diary and autobiography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Local Subjects 690 Mormons--Missionary experiences--Denmark--History--Sources Mormons--Missionary experiences--Norway--History--Sources
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 421; Christian J. Larsen diary and autobiography; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 421, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Larsen, Christian J., 1831-1915; Black Hawk War (Utah), 1865-1872; Ephraim (Utah)--History; Logan (Utah)--History; Mormon missionaries--Denmark--History; Mormon missionaries--Norway--History; Mormon pioneers--History; Mormons--Denmark--History; Mormons--Utah--History; Ogden (Utah)--History; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History; Ute Indians--History
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Diaries
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Larsen (Christian J.) diary and autobiography
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Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-23T04:21-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

Mormon missionary, pioneer, and patriarch.

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