William Abplanalp missionary letters

William Abplanalp missionary letters

Dates: 1906-1909

Contains letters from William Abplanlp while he was serving his mission in Germany and Switzerland. Correspondences are between William and various family members including: his parents, his brother Pete, a cousin serving a mission in Colorado, his sister Mary, and other relatives. The letters from William relate his experiences on his mission as well as his love for those back at home. Letters addressed to William share stories of home life as well as current events of the time. Letters are dated 1906-1909.

  • Extent: 4 folders (1.0 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Abplanalp, William, 1878-1961
  • Call Number: MSS 8566
  • 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
Materials in English with some correspondence in German.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from William Abplanalp missionary letters 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 8566; William Abplanalp missionary letters; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8566, LTPSC.
Custodial History
No information on donor of collection.
Acquisition Information
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--Germany--Correspondence; Mormon missionaries--Switzerland--Correspondence; Abplanalp, William, 1878-1961; Abplanalp, William, 1878-1961--Correspondence
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Processing Information
Processed; Catie Freedman, student manuscript processor, 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
Abplanalp (William) missionary letters
Finding Aid Author
Catie Freedman
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-17 12:08:21 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

William Abplanalp was born on February 19, 1878 in Midway, Utah to parents Peter and Margaretha Eggler Abplanalp. He married Barbara Elizabeth Jenkins on September 5, 1899 in Vernal, Utah. Together they had seven children.

William served a mission in Germany and Switzerland from 1906-1909.

He passed away on March 21, 1961 in Roosevelt, Utah where he is buried.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts