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Bernard Joseph and Charles N. Hansen correspondence

Bernard Joseph and Charles N. Hansen correspondence

Dates: 1983-1987

This collection consists of correspondence between Charles N. Hansen and Bernard Joseph concerning Christianity in India, 1983-1987. The correspondence began when Bernard Joseph, an East Indian, met Charles N. Hansen who was serving as a missionary with his wife, Lois, in the Oakland Temple Visitors Center. Through this correspondence, they exchanged books and information concerning Christianity in India. Eventually Mr. Hansen would write to the president of the International Mission at the time, Elder Carlos E. Asay, sending him information he had exchanged with Mr. Joseph. His purpose, as he states in his letter, was “that this effort may in some way add to what you are already doing in India to promote the gospel in that great nation.” Hansen also submitted papers and a copy Joseph’s book ABC of Christianity to the Library Archives Division of the Historical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hansen, Charles N.. -- Joseph, Bernard, 1911
  • Call Number: MSS 5927
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Bernard Joseph and Charles N. Hansen correspondence 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 5927; Bernard Joseph and Charles N. Hansen correspondence; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 5927, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Charles N. Hansen in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Charles N. Hansen; 1987.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--India; Christians--India; Correspondence; Material Types
Processing Information
Processed; Melissa Cowles; 20 September 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS scholarship and historiography (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007.)
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS5927
Finding Aid Title
Joseph (Bernard) and Charles N. Hansen correspondence
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melissa Cowles and Karen Glenn, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:52-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Bernard Joseph was born in 1911. He is from India and is married to a woman named Anna Marie. He published a book called ABC of Christianity.

Biographical History

Charles N. Hansen served in the Oakland Temple Visitor's center with his wife Lois.



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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
john_m_murphy@byu.edu