Mads Jorgensen diaries and Letters

Mads Jorgensen diaries and Letters

Dates: 1879-1890

Handwritten letters and a diary. Also included are typescripts of diaries. Some items are in Danish. Most of the materials were produced when Jorgensen was serving on a mission for the Mormon Church in Scandinavia. The letters were written to his wives. His diaries also cover the time he spent in prison for polygamy.

  • Extent: 2 inches (0.17 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jorgensen, Mads, 1827-1905
  • Call Number: MSS SC 2060
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Mads Jorgensen diaries and Letters 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 2060; Mads Jorgensen diaries and Letters; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 2060, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Shirlee K. Last in 1983.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Shirlee K. Last; 1983.
Subject Terms
Jorgensen, Mads, 1827-1905; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Religion; Danish Americans--Utah--History--Sources; Lake View (Utah)--History--Sources; Missions and Missionaries; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Mormon Church--Missions--Scandinavia--History--19th century; Mormons--Missionary experiences--Scandinavia; Mormons--Scandinavia--History; Mormons--Utah--Lake View--History--Sources; Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History--Sources; Prisons--Utah--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Diaries; Letters
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
Jorgensen (Mads) diaries and Letters
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:27-0600
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Biographical Note

Danish convert to the Mormon Church who migrated to Lake View, Utah, served twice as a Mormon missionary, and was interred for six months in the Utah penitentiary for polygamy.

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