Christopher James Kearl diaries

Christopher James Kearl diaries

Dates: 1906-1908

Four handwritten mission journals from Christopher James Kearl's mission to the British Isles. Materials dated 1906-1908.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Kearl, Christopher James, 1883-1918
  • Call Number: MSS 8926
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • 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 Christopher James Kearl diaries.must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8926; Christopher James Kearl diaries; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8926, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Afton Auld Tuneson, grandson of Christopher James Kearl, in 2016.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Afton Auld Tuneson; September 2016.
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--England--Diaries; Kearl, Christopher James, 1883-1918
Genre / Form
Diaries; Missionary stories
Processing Information
Processed; Eric Wolford, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2016.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007.)
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Finding Aid Title
Kearl (Christopher James) diaries
Finding Aid Author
Eric Wolford
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-12-06 17:02:17 -0700.
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Biographical History

Christopher James Kearl (1883-1918) was Mormon missionary in Great Britain.

Christopher James Kearl was born to Christopher Columbus Kearl and Jane Ann Robinson Kearl in Bear Lake County, Idaho in 1883. After he turned 23, he was called to serve as a missionary in Bradford, England between 1906 and 1908. After coming back, he attended Brigham Young college as he lived in Smithville, Utah and, in two years, he married Melvia E. Daines on June 21, 1911. After his three children Beatrice, Barbara, and Sarah were born, he died in a roller mill accident on February 27, 1918.

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