Equal rites : the book of Mormon, Masonry, gender and American culture
Author(s)Forsberg, Clyde R.
KeywordsMormon Church -- Doctrines -- History -- 19th century
Freemasonry -- Religious aspects -- Mormon Church -- History -- 19th century
Women -- Religious aspects -- Mormon Church -- History of doctrines -- 19th century
United States -- Church history -- 19th century
Book of Mormon -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Diary of James Miller Christensen, 1846-1914Christensen, James Miller, 1846-1915 (Stewart Library, Weber State University, 1904; 1905)Hand-written diary of James Miller Christensen (name changed from Jens Moller Christensen). Document contains memoirs from 1846 to 1904 and diary entries from 1904 to 1914. Christensen provides information about his childhood in Denmark, conversion to Mormonism, mission service, immigration to the United States, and overland migration to Utah with the Leonard G. Rice Company in 1867. Later memoirs contain information about his experience with plural marriage and advice he received from Brigham Young regarding the practice of the United Order in Moroni, Utah, and handling business affairs. Throughout the account, he provides information detailing his farming and ranching enterprises. In 1904, Christensen records his travel east to preside over the Scandinavian Mission, and, while en-route, he describes his stops at the Louisiana Fair Exposition and Nauvoo, Illiniois. Thereafter, the bulk of the diary contains information pertaining to the day-to-day affairs of presiding over the Scandinavian Mission.