Jabez Woodward diary [photocopy], 1857-1858  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Woodward, Jabez
Jabez Woodward diary [photocopy]
1857-1858 (inclusive)
1 folder, (0.25 linear feet)
Collection Number
The Jabez Woodward diary [photocopy] (1857-1858) was kept while he served as a missionary for the LDS Church.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Telephone: 801-581-8863
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Jabez Woodward was a missionary for the LDS Church in Switzerland and Italy during the 1850s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Jabez Woodward diary [photocopy] (1857-1858) was kept while he served as a missionary for the LDS Church. Comprising only seventy-four pages, and with some notes missing, this journal is written after the profile of many other missionary journals, describing early hopes of the Mormon missionary. It begins at Geneva, Switzerland. Woodward records the prayers, disappointments, etc. of missionaries as the church membership falls away. He also records numerous stories of faith, fasting, and sacrifice. The journal ends with experiences in the Italian mission, which bring forth some reasons for its closing for over a century, from 1862 to 1966.

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Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Jabez Woodward papers, MS 0028, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: MS 0028.

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormon Church--Missions--Italy
  • Mormon Church--Missions--Switzerland
  • Mormons--Diaries
  • Mormons--Missionary experiences--Italy
  • Mormons--Missionary experiences--Switzerland