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William Thomas Ogden missionary diaries and photographs

William Thomas Ogden missionary diaries and photographs

Dates: 1898-1901

Materials include five diaries and one autograph book from Ogden's mission to the Samoan Islands. Also includes three oversize mounted photographs, a cabinet card portrait of Ogden, and several loose photographs of people and places where Ogden served in Samoa. Dated 1898-1901.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.). -- 1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.). -- 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Ogden, William Thomas, 1873-1948
  • Call Number: MSS 8999
  • 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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Arranged in two series: 1. William Thomas Ogden missionary diaries, 1898-1901. 2. William Thomas Ogden missionary photographs, 1898-1901.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the William Thomas Ogden missionary diaries and photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8999; William Thomas Ogden missionary diaries and photographs; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8999, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Jeffery Ogden Johnson, grandson of William Thomas Ogden, in 2017.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Jeffery Ogden Johnson; March 2017.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2017.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, 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
Ogden (William Thomas) missionary diaries and photographs
Finding Aid Author
Ryan K. Lee
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-09-01 15:36:16 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

William Thomas Ogden (1873-1948) was a Mormon missionary in Samoa and merchant in Richfield, Utah.

William Thomas Ogden was born December 14, 1873, in Richfield, Utah, to Thomas Ogden and Ann Marsh. In 1898, William was called to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Samoan Islands. He served there until 1901. On April 3, 1902, William married Elizabeth Ann Baker in the Salt Lake Temple, and they had eight children together.

William and Elizabeth raised their family in Richfield, Utah, where William was a merchant. In 1941, Elizabeth passed away. William remarried in 1943 to Sophia Baker.

William Thomas Ogden died on January 24, 1948, in Richfield, Utah.

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