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Wendell J. Ashton collection on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' 150th Anniversary in England

Wendell J. Ashton collection on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' 150th Anniversary in England

Dates: 1987

The collection contains a program entitled "A Century and a Half of Shared Dedication" for the 150th anniversary of the Church dinner. It also includes a letter by David Whittaker to the donors, and a letter by Wendell Ashton explaining the receiving of an 1841 Book of Mormon presented to Queen Victoria. Speeches from the dinner are also enclosed, including a copy of the typescript of Ronald Reagan's speech for the anniversary dinner, a message of welcome by Ezra Taft Benson, Gordon B. Hinckley's speech entitled "Truth Has Prevailed," and a response to the Ronald Reagan speech at the anniversary dinner by Sir Rhodes Boyson.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Ashton, Wendell J.
  • Call Number: MSS 6222
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th 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.
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 Wendell J. Ashton collection on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' 150th Anniversary in England 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 6222; Wendell J. Ashton collection on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' 150th Anniversary in England; 20th Century Western and Mormon Ameicana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6222, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Wendell J. Ashton in 1988.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Wendell J. Ashton; 1988.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--England--History; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries--England--History
Genre / Form
Letters; Programs
Title
Book of Mormon
Processing Information
Processed; Katie Connors, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Appraisal Information
20th Century Western and Mormon Americana because of the Mormon celebration in England expounding upon how the Saints moved towards the west.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS6222
Finding Aid Title
Ashton (Wendell J.) collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' 150th anniversary in England
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Katie Connors, student processor; John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-03-20T08:41-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Wendell J. Ashton was born October 31, 1912 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Marian Reynolds April 24, 1940. He was the mission president of the London England Mission when the 150th anniversary for the LDS church was celebrated. He died August 30, 1995.



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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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