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Life sketches of Niels Petersen and Mary Mortensen Petersen

Life sketches of Niels Petersen and Mary Mortensen Petersen

Dates: circa 1936

Two photocopies of typewritten manuscript. Describes the lives of Niels Petersen and his wife, Mary Mortensen Petersen, from their birth in Denmark, their conversion to the Mormon Church, their journey to the United States to settle in Utah, and their assignment to assist in establishing Mormon colonies along the Little Colorado River in northern Arizona. Author concentrates on the family's experiences in Arizona, noting in detail relations with the Indians, problems with outlaws and thieves, and family life.

  • Extent: 1 item (19 leaves)
  • Creator: Petersen, Joseph Lorenzo, 1887. -- Tanner, George S.
  • Call Number: MSS SC 773
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th 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.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Life sketches of Niels Petersen and Mary Mortensen Petersen 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 773; George S. Tanner Collection; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 773, LTPSC.
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Subject Terms
Petersen, Mary Mortensen, 1854-1936; Petersen, Niels, 1841-1902; Joseph City (Ariz.)--History; Mormon converts--Denmark--History; Mormons--Colonization--Arizona
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Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Life sketches of Niels Petersen and Mary Mortensen Petersen
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elisa Visick
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:35-0600
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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts