Ralph Bay Hutchings mission journal

Ralph Bay Hutchings mission journal

Dates: 1986-1987

A manuscript of the Mormon mission journal of Ralph Bay Hutchings, documenting his activities from 12 February 1986 to 7 May 1987. The journal covers nearly every day of service for Ralph and his wife, Jean, the first Mormon missionaries to serve in Zaire.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hutchings, Ralph Bay, 1917
  • Call Number: MSS 6851
  • 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: Privacy restricted until 2014; permission to use item must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.
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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 Ralph Bay Hutchings mission journal 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 6851; Ralph Bay Hutchings mission journal; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6851, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by James B. Allen in 1989.
Acquisition Information
Donated; James B. Allen; 1989.
Related Material
See also the Oral History Interview with Ralph Bay and Jean C. Hutchings (MSS 6850).
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries--Congo (Democratic Republic)--Diaries
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 7 May 2009.
Appraisal Information
LDS Cultural, Religious and Social History (Collection development policy 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Hutchings (Ralph Bay) mission journal
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T09:23-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Ralph Bay Hutchings (b. 1917) was a physician in California. He was born 26 July 1917. He served in France as a young missionary and graduated from medical school. He presided over the France Toulouse Mission and served in Zaire, Africa, with his wife as a missionary.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts