Lars Peter Christensen account book

Lars Peter Christensen account book

Dates: 1881-1883

Financial account book of emigration for the Aalborg company of saints to Utah includes accounts payable and receivable on an individual basis. The account book has the name James H. Hart inscribed on the front fly page. The separate page has a "recapitulation list" on the reverse of the account page which is apparently an account of how many of the emigrants settled where in Utah.

  • Extent: 1 v. (+ 2 p.)
  • Creator: Christensen, Lars Peter, 1837
  • Call Number: MSS SC 975
  • 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 publice 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 Lars Peter Christensen account book 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 975; Lars Peter Christensen account book; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 975, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Hart, James H., 1825-1906; Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company.; Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce; Economics and Banking; Fund accounting--Denmark--Aalborg; Immigrants--Utah; Mormons--Denmark--Aalborg
Genre / Form
Account books
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
Christensen (Lars Peter)
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Morgan Crockett
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:39-0600
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Biographical History

Christensen was a Danish Mormon convert who presided over branches in Denmark, emigrated to Utah (1861) where he presided again over a branch, and was president over the United Order in Richfield (1876-1881). In 1881-1883, Christensen went on a mission for the Mormon Church to Scandinavia where he presided first over the Hjerring Branch and then, the Aalborg Conference. He brought home with him 122 emigrants from Aalborg to Utah. Christensen was a polygamist (3 wives, 27 children) and served time in the Utah State Penitentiary for "unlawful cohabitation."

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