J. E. Molen diary

J. E. Molen diary

Dates: 1876-1877

Photocopies of a handwritten diary. Molen tells about her departure from Utah and the journey to Hawaii. She also gives accounts of her activities while serving with her husband as a missionary in Hawaii.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.03 linear ft.) : 32 leaves
  • Creator: Molen, Jane Elizabeth Hyde, 1843-1934
  • Call Number: MSS SC 1961
  • 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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Initial citation: MSS SC 1961; J. E. Molen diary; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1961, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missions--Hawaii--History; Molen, Jane Elizabeth Hyde, 1843-1934--Diaries; Religion; Hawaii--History--To 1893; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon missionaries--Hawaii--Diaries; Mormon women--Hawaii--History
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Molen (J. E.) diary
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Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-16T04:20-0600
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Jane Elizabeth Hyde Molen (1834-1934) was born in Nauvoo, Ill. on 12 Feb. 1843. She migrated to Utah, where she married Simpson Molen on 7 Aug. 1859. They later settled in the Cache Valley area. In 1876 she accompanied her husband on a mission to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii). After their return she was called to serve in the presidency of the newly organized Hyde Park, Utah Primary Association. She had two daughters, Maria and Millie. Jane Molen died in Hyrum, Utah on Christmas Day, 1934.

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