Harold Alonzo Hinckley journal

Harold Alonzo Hinckley journal

Dates: 29 July 2011

Contains two computer discs documenting a missionary journal of Harold Alonzo Hinckley, covering time between 1916-1917. Includes information on Hinckley's daily activities as a missionary for the LDS church in New Zealand. Materials dated 2011.

  • Extent: 2 computer disks (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Hinckley, Harold Alonzo, 1894-1991
  • Call Number: MSS 7857
  • 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.
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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 Harold Alonzo Hinckley 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 7857; Harold Alonzo Hinckley journal; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7857, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by the family of Harold Alonzo Hinckley in 2014.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Harold Alonzo Hinckley family; 2014.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--New Zealand; Mormon missionaries--New Zealand--Diaries; Hinckley, Harold Alonzo, 1894-1991; Hinckley, Harold Alonzo, 1894-1991--Diaries; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--New Zealand
Genre / Form
Electronic journals; Diaries
Processing Information
Processed; Clarissa McIntire, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Hinckley (Harold Alonzo) journal
Finding Aid Author
Clarissa McIntire
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-09-30 16:32:05 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Harold Alonzo Hinckley (1894-1991) served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Zealand between 1915 and 1919.

Harold Alonzo Hinckley was born on October 21, 1894, in Hinckley, Utah, to Rose May Robison Hinckley and Azra Alonzo Hinckley. Harold was the eldest of fourteen children. Harold served a Mormon mission on the North Island of New Zealand, and worked among the Maori. Elder Hinckley served a four-year mission from 1915 to 1919 primarily under Mission President James N. Lambert. Harold's companions were Elder Heaton, Elder Hyrum M. Christensen, Elder Hiri Rangi, and Elder Holbrook. Elder Hinckley was also acquainted with Elder Broadbent and Elder Dennings who were "called to serve among the Europeans" in New Zealand, as well as Elder Morrison who was a mission secretary. Harold Hinckley married Rhoda Richards on July 12, 1925, in the Salt Lake City Temple. Rhoda and Harold had three daughters: LaRue, Janice, and Charlene. Harold received a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1929 from the University of Utah and then went on to graduate from the University of Colorado's medical school in 1932. From 1939 to 1984 Harold practiced medicine in Long Beach, California.

Harold passed away June 22, 1991, in Los Angeles, California.

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