Edwin M. Curtis mission journal

Edwin M. Curtis mission journal

Dates: 1878-1879

Photocopy of Curtis's journal from December 13, 1878 until December 13, 1879. The journal catalog his experience as a missionary in Great Britain, which was also his home country. Included with the journal is a photocopy of Curtis's mission call.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Curtis, Edwin M. (Edwin Morrell), 1839-1906
  • Call Number: MSS 7410
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th 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.
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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 Edwin M. Curtis 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 7410; Edwin M. Curtis mission journal; 19th Century Western & Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7410, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Photocopy donated by Jennifer Curtis Orten in April 2008. Upon donation, the donor informed the L. Tom Perry Special Collections that she does not know the whereabouts of the original journal, nor does she know who owns it.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Jennifer Orten Curtis; 2008.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--England--History--Sources; Curtis, Edwin M. (Edwin Morrell), 1839-1906--Diaries; Religion; Material Types; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries--England--Diaries
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Lissa Chandler; 2009.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western & Mormon Americana; 19th Century journal of a Latter-day Saint man crossing the plains to get to the West.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Curtis (Edwin M.) mission journal
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lissa Chandler
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T09:32-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Edwin M. Curtis (1839-1906) was a storekeeper and tinsmith in Utah. He served two missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to England.

Edwin Morrell Curtis was born on November 7, 1839 in London, England. In 1860, Curtis married Francis Harrison, also of London. Shortly after his marriage, Curtis embarked on a journey to Utah with his wife. During his lifetime, Curtis returned to his homeland and served two missions in England. He later married Delia Ann Crockett. He died on December 28, 1906 in Rexburg, Idaho. Along with his wives, Curtis is buried in Logan, Utah.

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