Rasmus Olsen diary and notes

Rasmus Olsen diary and notes

Dates: 1866-1873

Handwritten diary and notes mostly in Danish. These entries were written in four almanacs, on an envelope, and on one loose sheet of paper. The diary was written for the year 1872. The notes largely record historical events from ancient to modern times.

  • Extent: 6 items
  • Creator: Olsen, Rasmus
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1940
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English and Norwegian.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Rasmus Olsen diary and notes 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 SC 1940; Rasmus Olsen diary and notes; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1940, LTPSC.
Custodial History
In 1890 these items were in possession of Andrew Jenson (1850-1941), Historian for the Mormon Church. Donated in 1981 by LDS Church Historical Department.
Acquisition Information
Donated; LDS Church Historical Department; 1981.
Subject Terms
Jenson, Andrew, 1850-1941; Olsen, Rasmus--Diaries; Danish Americans--Utah--Ephraim--History--Sources; Ephraim (Utah)--History--Sources; Immigration and American Expansion; Mormons--Utah--Ephraim--History--Sources; Pioneers
Genre / Form
Diaries; Notes
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Olsen (Rasmus) diary and notes
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-04T17:03-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Mormon living in Ephraim, Utah.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts