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Autobiography of Elder James Ferguson Bell, including a history of the Malta Mission

Autobiography of Elder James Ferguson Bell, including a history of the Malta Mission

Dates: 1853

Typescript copy of the original autobiography by Bell, describing his life between April 1827 to March 1855. The document also contains information about the work of Bell during his presidency in the Malta Mission from 1853 to 1855. Original document was written in Pitman shorthand. The transcription is dated November 1998.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Bell, James Ferguson, 1827-1855
  • Call Number: MSS 7528
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Location of Originals
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church History Library; 15 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150; 801-240-2745.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Autobiography of Elder James Ferguson Bell, including a history of the Malta Mission 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 7528; Autobiography of Elder James Ferguson Bell, including a history of the Malta Mission; 19th Century and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.
Custodial History
Donated by Peter Crawley in 2009.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Peter Crawley; 2009.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Malta; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--England; Mormon Church--Missions--Malta; Mormon converts--England--Biography; Mormon missionaries--Malta
Processing Information
Processed; Devon Zimmerman, student manuscript processor, and David Whittaker, curator; 2010.
Appraisal Information
Development of Mormonism (19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts Collection development policy). Collection contains information about early Mormon history.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS7528
Finding Aid Title
Autobiography of Elder James Ferguson Bell, including a history of the Malta Mission
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Devon Zimmerman
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T09:38-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

James Ferguson Bell (1827-1855) was a Mormon convert and missionary from England. He served as president of the Malta Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.



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Ryan Lee
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