William Erastus Gee missionary papers

William Erastus Gee missionary papers

Dates: 1898-1900

Digital copy of CD of papers related to Gee's service as a missionary in Colorado from 1898-1900. Includes a typescript of his journal, maps of the areas he served, and images of his tracting book.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Gee, William Erastus, 1875-1969
  • Call Number: MSS 8866
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the William Erastus Gee missionary papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8866; William Erastus Gee missionary papers; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8866, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Dr. Laurence Gee in 2016.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Dr. Laurence Gee; May 2016.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormons--Colorado--History; Gee, William Erastus, 1875-1969
Genre / Form
Diaries; Compact discs
Processing Information
Processed; Ryan K. Lee; 2016.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, family, social, intellectual, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1, November 2013)
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Finding Aid Title
Gee (William Erastus) missionary papers
Finding Aid Author
Ryan K. Lee
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-12-12 09:38:19 -0700.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

William Erastus Gee (1875-1969) was a Mormon missionary in Colorado and an accountant in Idaho.

William Erastus Gee was born on October 17, 1875, in Tooele, Utah to Erastus Rowe Gee and Geneva Eleanor Telford. From October 1898-November 1900 he served a mission to Colorado. At the time, he was living in Ora, Idaho. On September 10, 1902, Gee married Mary Ellen Kerr in Salt Lake City, Utah, and they had five children together. Gee worked as an accountant in Idaho.

William Erastus Gee died on December 14, 1969, in Rexburg, Idaho.

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