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Thomas Peter Thompson missionary diary and certificate

Thomas Peter Thompson missionary diary and certificate

Dates: 1898-1900

Contains the diary Thomas Peter Thompson kept while serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Northern States Mission, beginning April 13, 1898, and a transcription of the diary. Also includes Thompson's missionary certificate, signed by Wilford Woodruff, George Q. Cannon, and Joseph F. Smith. Dated 1898-1900.

  • Extent: 3 folders (0.2 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Thompson, Thomas Peter, 1862-1936
  • Call Number: MSS 9013
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
Arranged in 2 series: 1. Thomas Peter Thompson missionary diary, 1898-1900. 2. Thomas Peter Thompson missionary certificate, 1898 April 13.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Thomas Peter Thompson missionary diary and certificate must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 9013; Thomas Peter Thompson missionary diary and certificate; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 9013, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Frank Thomas Benson, grandson of Thomas Peter Thompson, on May 10, 2017.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Frank Thomas Benson; May 10, 2017.
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--Middle West--Diaries; Thompson, Thomas Peter, 1862-1936; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Northern States Mission
Genre / Form
Certificates; Diaries
Processing Information
Processed; Jace Packer, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2017.
Appraisal Information
LDS and Utah and the American West cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013).
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Finding Aid Title
Thompson (Thomas Peter) missionary diary and certificate
Finding Aid Author
Jace Packer
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-11 12:01:26 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Thomas Peter Thompson (1862-1936) was a General Authority of the Quorum of the Seventy for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a farmer from Ephraim, Utah.

Thomas Peter Thompson was born to parents Andrew Thompson and Christiana Jenson on February 7, 1862 in Ephraim, Utah. He was baptized a member of the church in 1870 at age eight, and married Hannah Christiansen at age 23 on April 8, 1885. Together they had seven children: Hannah Delphia, Thomas Leonard, Niels Kimball, Cathrine Christiana, Josephine Anna, Lenore Maria, and Grant Andrew. At age 36, Thomas was called to serve in the Northern States Mission. He was set apart on April 13, 1898, and ended his mission on April 4, 1900. He lived in Ephraim as a farmer with his family until he died on February 6, 1936, a day before his 74th birthday.

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